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Mar 9, 2006 12:21 AM

foods to eat and drink with an upset stomach

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what should you drink and/or eat when you have the... runs? i'm wanting warm mile but i should avoid that??

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  1. Rice and tofu are good bland options.

    Also, anything that promotes substantial bulk. Insoluble fiber is good.

    Also, as I'm sure you know, avoid caffeine, coffee, teas, and artificial sweeteners.

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    1. re: Emme

      Beef stew with plenty of hot sauce washed down by Guinness stout. Works for me every time.

    2. Gingerale, 7up or Sprite is always good. I usually stick to toast with just a little butter on it and gingerale when my stomach is upset.

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      1. re: boogiebaby

        In our family the rule was warm ginger ale (room temperature), cold stuff is not good for a bad stomach.

      2. Bland foods! If my stomach is upset as well as my colon, I usually stick to plain toast, rice, veggie broth (chicken soup is good for a non-veg) and when I start to get my appetite back, veggie broth w/ little noodles in it. If my stomach is not upset, then I'll eat things with fiber to stop the runs, like apples, but not too much fiber b/c I don't want to upset my stomach.

        Ginger is a good soother for upset stomach, as is papaya extract. Ginger ale is great b/c it's easier to stomach than many other drinks, and your condition causes dehydration as well. So drink lots of soothing liquids.

        1. Saltines. That'll bottle you right up...

          1. To answer your original question, dairy isn't a good idea, so no warm milk. And there's no better food on the planet for counteracting the runs than Matzoh!! Trust me, after 8 days of Passover we are wishing for the runs!