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March 2007



What To Eat When You Have Food Poisoning

Nope, I don’t have it this time….but if you do here’s what to eat/drink and avoid:

Drink clear beverages such as fruit juices, broth, ginger ale or herbal teas.

Eat small amounts of food every few hours rather than 2-3 large meals per day.

Eat slowly and sip beverages slowly.

Suck on popsicles or frozen fruit juice.

Try the BRAT diet: bananas, white rice, applesauce, and white bread toast.

Eat bland, soft foods (e.g., pasta, mashed potatoes, jello).

Eat dry foods like unbuttered toast, saltine crackers, and dry cereal without milk.

Avoid greasy foods, fried foods, margarine, butter,
and oils.

Avoid spicy foods.

Avoid dairy products.

Avoid caffeine (in coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, some pain medications).

Avoid alcoholic beverages.

Avoid acidic foods and juices (e.g., citrus fruits, tomatoes).

Eat foods high in soluble fiber.

Avoid foods high in insoluble fiber.


Comment from PIMPIN TURTLE
Posted: April 5, 2009 at 11:35 am

Thank you so much for the helpful tips Girl Robot!


Comment from Budgie79
Posted: January 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm

OK, question: Why do you suggest that people try drinking fruit juice and / or try the B.R.A.T. diet, and then suggest avoiding acidic foods such fruit… ?

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: January 24, 2010 at 9:32 pm

only certain fruits are acidic like say oranges so you should avoid orange juice, etc….a good clear juice to drink would be apple juice…and bananas are not acidic. hope that helps!

Comment from allora19
Posted: November 11, 2010 at 3:11 pm

i am suffering food poisoning. thanks i am going to try this tonight i have been throwing up since 1:48 this morning i cant sleep and i ache every where.

Comment from steven
Posted: May 31, 2011 at 2:55 am

i think i have food poisoning too , i ate something bad and i been throwing up and having diarrhea and pains , today after a few days i feel so much better all i have eaten is nothing i usually dont need to eat i just have gatorade . im waking up every hour and its really early right now , thanks for the post it really helped

Comment from Jess
Posted: June 9, 2011 at 11:55 am

I’m a nursing student currently suffering from food poisoning, and I’ve never heard of the BRAT diet. I will definitely have to try it. Nothing is worse than this – both ends all day. :(

Comment from Claire
Posted: August 14, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Thank-you SO MUCH! While it isn’t 100% confirmed, I’m fairly certain I do have food poisoning and I had been wondering what was best to eat/drink as I’ve only been sick a couple hours yet!

Comment from joshua
Posted: October 22, 2011 at 9:03 am

hi my name is josh and thanks so much i will avoid all of it

Comment from Brittany
Posted: December 1, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Hi I have been sick since last night and now it’s the afternoon of the next day I’m mostly having stomach pains and feel tired but these ideas and what to eat will get me more energy and hopefully make me feel better.

Comment from Jhb
Posted: December 20, 2011 at 1:43 am

Hi I have been sick since last night – after eating a raw burger(Food poisining)!!!! I’m @ work but can hardly keep my eyes open, and sjoe really feeling sick… Have tried the toast but still dont feel any better yet…

Comment from Scott
Posted: December 26, 2011 at 12:07 pm

What can i eat if i got food posioning ?

Comment from christian morton
Posted: December 30, 2011 at 7:16 am

i love this site thank you so now i know what to eat and drink what about chicken soup

Comment from shirish
Posted: December 30, 2011 at 11:17 pm

i hsve been sick since 3 days
and i fell vomiting
but nowdays during vomiting only gastric juice comes
so can i drink vegetable juice
and eat noodles please suggest

Comment from Angelica
Posted: March 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm

You advocate eating a lot of wheat foods such as crackers and white bread. Contrary to popular belief these are Not easy on the stomach. Please Google prolamins & lectins. Also, why drink energy drinks?

Comment from Lola
Posted: June 27, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Is it okay to take blackcurrant drink? Though i feel a lot better after taking it,since i still feel nauseous 2 days after having food poisoning.

Comment from Dan
Posted: July 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I thank you also, but I’m wondering about foods to eat if/when one thinks one might have eaten something that might be bacteriologically unpleasant.
What foods might one take to neutralize the unwelcome bacteria before they have you regretting your existence at 2 in the AM?
I’m thinking salty foods might help. Maybe lots of soda pop; stuff that might accelerate the digestion process to move the questionable dish’s remains more rapidly to the various exits.
I’m not interested in what to eat after the eruptions/excretions. Generally, my tummy lets me know; orders up for toast and tea when things are screwy.
Religion comforts…and cripples.

Comment from Farhood
Posted: September 12, 2012 at 12:12 am

Ok, what is the best way to blow up the restaurant that sold spoiled food?!?!

Comment from Lauren
Posted: September 12, 2012 at 6:50 am

Thanks! I’m gonna use these tips. I’ve had food poisoning for awhile now and it sucks. And it sucks having to miss school because of it.

Comment from DAN
Posted: September 12, 2012 at 7:41 am

The best way to blow up a bad restaurant, is to call the local TV stations and the public health department. The more interesting the tale you tell, the more the various entities will want to look into the situation.

Comment from Laura
Posted: December 21, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I’ve heard yogurt is also good for food poisoning, is that true?

Comment from Cathy R.
Posted: March 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm

^^^ yea yogurt is good for u to take during food poisoning, make sure it’s with out flavor, it should taste something like sour cream, ( yea ) sounds yucky but because the yogurt taste abit sour that’s what will fight against the anti acid. I was told by my coworker. it’s Friday and I’ve been feeling crapy since Tuesday, I basically put it on my self. I’m so stupid I ate raw cookie dough …. Huh…. Only diarrhea and nausea, haven’t vomited yet, well I haven’t made myself atleast …. I hate feeling this way fml …

Comment from shaswati
Posted: March 31, 2013 at 12:02 am