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What is the BRAT diet?

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The BRAT diet (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast) was once a staple of most pediatricians' recommendations for children with an upset stomach. The idea was that it gave the gut a chance to rest and reduced the amount of stool produced. Experts now say the BRAT diet may not be the best option for children who are ill.

From: The BRAT Diet WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Dziwe, N. , January 2004. Emergency Medicine News

Kliegman, R. , 2007. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

Rakel, R. , 2007. Textbook of Family Medicine

Diarrhea. , January 2002. Postgraduate Medicine

Parrish, C. , June 2007. Practical Gastroenterology

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 24, 2018

SOURCES:

Dziwe, N. , January 2004. Emergency Medicine News

Kliegman, R. , 2007. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

Rakel, R. , 2007. Textbook of Family Medicine

Diarrhea. , January 2002. Postgraduate Medicine

Parrish, C. , June 2007. Practical Gastroenterology

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 24, 2018

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