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Diarrhea is one of the most common health issues that everyone experiences at one time or another. Usually, it indicates nothing more serious than an upset stomach, but persistent diarrhea might be a symptom of a more severe illness. Someone who continues to suffer from this complaint about more than a few days needs to consult a doctor. Otherwise, it is possible to treat it with home remedies. The BRAT diet has become one of the most popular of these treatments.

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1. What the BRAT diet foods have in common

BRAT stands for bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast – the foods that form its foundation.

The essential items in this diet seem on the surface to have little in common regarding their nature, origin and vitamin content but they come together as effective fighters against diarrhea. One of the ways they help is through their capability to serve as binding agents to make stools firmer, and they reduce the frequency of bowel movements. Also, they pay a vital role replacing the liquids and nutrients that drain from the body because of this illness. They also have the advantage of being easy to digest and not causing further upset to the stomach.

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