10 Foods That Help Diarrhea

By jolene
Nov 11, 2019
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Helpful Diarrhea Food #2: Potatoes

Potatoes are starchy vegetables that are available globally. They are considered to be a staple food in many parts of the world. In 2014, it was reported as the fourth largest food crop after rice, wheat, and maize. Potatoes consist of water, carbohydrates, proteins, and negligible amounts of fat. They are also a rich source of vitamin C and vitamin B6. Potatoes are a comfort food while also being high in potassium.

Potatoes can be good for those experiencing diarrhea as long as the skin is peeled. The potatoes can be steamed, boiled, or microwaved. To improve the flavor, salt can be added. However, it is best to avoid excessive butter, sour cream, margarine, or gravy as oil and fat can irritate the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in increased cramping.


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