Drinks and Foods to Have with Stomach Flu

When people say you have the stomach flu this means you are suffering from gastroenteritis or inflammation of your intestines and stomach. This can be caused by bacteria, viruses, drinking spoiled water, eating spoiled food or specific dietary issues like lactose intolerance. Influenza refers to a specific viral infection that has cold-like symptoms along with fatigue, respiratory congestion and fever. There are over 100 types of viruses that can cause a cold, but only influenza A, B and C can cause the flu, though conditions associated with this disease can lead to other illness like pneumonia. There is no medication that can treat influenza because it is spread through a virus but not bacteria.

Drinks to Have and What to Eat with Stomach Flu

1. Fluids to Drink

Note: Fluids to Avoid

2. Foods to Eat

When it comes to what to eat with stomach flu, the options are quite limited.

Foods to Avoid

Foods that contribute to your discomfort or those that are aggravating to your symptoms should not be eaten while your body is trying to recover. Anything that is very fatty, spicy, acidic or fibrous should not be eaten. Avoid meats, coarse vegetables and gains as well as dairy products because these items are hard to digest and can put too much strain on your system.


Besides knowing what to eat with stomach flu, also take into account the medications. 

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