Astringent diet to stop diarrhea in few days.
The Astringent Diet
or Diet for the Diarrhea
is used to cure the sharp diarrhea in a few days. It is necessary to follow this diet with fasting for retaining liquids and minerals to cure the diarrhea.
The diarrhea is not an illness but the symptom of a food disorder. In general, the sharp diarrhea is cured in a few days. The chronic diarrhea remains for months and can have his origin in the diet, medicines, virus, chronic illnesses, etc.
The astringent diet includes different steps to cure the diarrhea.
Steps of the Astringent Diet to cure diarrhea
Step 1: The fasting
In the fasting, drink only water mixed with salt, sugar, lemon and bicarbonate. Duration: between 6 and 24 hours. During this time, it's possible to begin to drink liquids as water rice, semolina, cereal soups, etc. It is advisable to eat few quantity and frequently.
Step 2: Eat solid food
Step by step, introduce food in the diet as rice, chicken, boiled fish, toasted bread and ham. Later, start eating yogurt, meat, grilled fish and boiled vegetables.
Step 3: Rehydration
With the diarrhea, the loss of liquids, glucose and minerals (electrolytes) is important. For that, the restoration of liquids is fundamental through water, juices, broths, tea and drinks as Aquarius.
One of the formula most recommended for the oral rehydration is the following one:
- 1 bottle of water
- 2 spoon of sugar (for the glucose)
- 1 pinch of salt (for the chloride sodium)
- Half teaspoon of bicarbonate
- 1 lemon juice (for the potassium)
This drink must be drunk every 1,5 or 2 hours. Although it doesn't work to cure the diarrhea, this drink is fundamental because it doesn't allow you to lose water, something fundamental in our organism.
Prohibited Food in the Astringent Diet
There is some food that can provoke diarrhea or sharpen it. It is necessary to not consume the following food to avoid diarrhea:
Lacteal products (milk or cheeses) because they are long to digestion due to lactose, that's why they are not advisable. Yogurts can be consumed (the lactose has been partially digested its bacteria).
Meals with fat or fried and sausages because they irritate the digestive mucous and have a long digestion. You don't have to eat also vegetable fiber or raw fruits.
Fat (butter, margarine, oils), nuts, spicy meals, wholemeal bread corn, fruits and vegetables are prohibited also.
Coffee and orange juices with sugar worsen the situation (they stimulate the stomach reflex)
Before starting a diet, please consult your nutritionist, she help you lose weight in good health.