If you are suffering from gastroenteritis, there’s a good chance that you are almost afraid of food. You may be afraid that if you take in food, you won’t be able to keep it down one way or another. But are there foods for gastroenteritis? Yes, there are!

There are many foods that may not trigger the stomach issues you have been experiencing, and they may even help settle the irritation and inflammation that your stomach is currently experiencing.

1. Water

Drinking plenty of water and keeping yourself hydrated is a very good idea, as you tend to lose a lot of water and minerals due to vomiting and diarrhea. If your gastroenteritis is really bad, something to replace your electrolytes is a good idea (e.g. homemade sports drinks).

2. Dry Crackers

Eating a dry, unsalted cracker can help to provide fiber to your diet. Doing this can help with diarrhea.

3. Clear Broth

A clear chicken or beef broth can help give you sustenance without further upsetting your stomach.

4. Lean Meats

Fats in meat can sometimes irritate the stomach. So, if you think you can handle eating meat, try adding lean meats to avoid the fat.

5. Seafood

Try consuming low-fat, cooked fish. You don’t want to risk eating sushi if you are having these stomach issues.

Author's Bio: 

Up until the end of 2016, Brent Chittenden had been a freelance researcher and writer, writing about everything from entertainment—including pro wrestling and stand-up comedy—to health and nutrition, to culture and lifestyle. In 2017, he joined the Doctors Health Press full time and couldn’t be happier about it. With a graduate certificate in Radio and Broadcasting, Brent brings extensive experience as a communicator and researcher, adding to the many talented health authorities and professionals on whose expertise Doctors Health Press readers rely.