Can you eat applesauce when you have diarrhea?

In this brief guide, we will answer the question: “Can you eat applesauce when you have diarrhea?” We will also debate the origin of apples, the effects you get by eating applesauce while having diarrhea,  which other foods you can eat in that situation and when you should get appropriate treatment for that condition.  

Can you eat applesauce when you have diarrhea?

Yes, you can eat applesauce when you have diarrhea. Apples and applesauce are a great food to consume while you’re having gut and stomach issues, since apples are a high nutritional fruit, with a lot of quality fibers. When you have diarrhea, your body loses a lot of water, so applesauce is even a better alternative than apples to replenish the water you lose.

Applesauce has also a high content of antioxidants, helping lower your blood pressure and improve your heart condition. If you’re having diarrhea, but still want to eat a dessert, you can make a substitution with applesauce, since it has a lower rate of sugar than usual sweets.  

What is the origin of apples?

The origin of apple refers to paleolithic time, around 750.000 years ago in today’s Kazakhstan. Although it is known that apples were actually cultivated by ancient sedentary humans about 8000 years ago in the Neolithic, mainly in Asia. However, it wasn’t until 200 BC that apples were brought into Europe.

It wasn’t until it came to England that apples started to be used in different desserts as pies, cakes and sweets. Applesauce is a traditional sauce made all over Europe and it was firstly found in a recipe book in the 1800s. It can be consumed sweet or sour, being a great and variable choice to enrich your diet.

What are the effects of eating applesauce when you have diarrhea?

For a long time, the BRAT diet was said to be the greatest way to help you to pass along the diarrhea condition, due to its soft composition and nutritional value. The BRAT diet is composed with:

  • B – Bananas are highly recommended because of its levels of potassium, which can help you to get some nutritions you’re losing with the diarrhea.
  • R – Rice (white) is considered a great option for you to eat because it is a low-fiber content food, but can keep you satisfied for quite some time. 
  • A – Applesauce is a soft food which can increase your hydration, that being a great choice to make while having diarrhea. Applesauce also has lots of nutrients from apples like vitamins, potassium and calcium.
  • T – Toast gives structure to your diet and is a highly carbohydrate content food that can give you satisfaction for a longer time after eating. 

Which other foods you can eat when you have diarrhea?

Other than the BRAT diet, doctors recommend you to eat high-fiber content food, such as oatmeal, eggs, white potato, low-fat yogurt, chicken breast without the skin and papayas. You also need to drink a lot of water and/or decaffeinated tea to stay hydrated, since the main effect of diarrhea is losing water.

Fruits and vegetables are always great choices to put in your diet, especially when you have a gut condition like diarrhea, due to being easily digested. However, you should eat them without the skin, because it normally has a lot of insoluble fibers, which do not help with diarrhea. Also prefer to eat the vegetables soft-cooked to make digestion easier.

You should avoid eating food with lots of fat or caffeine, because it makes your digestion slow and difficult. Foods like dairy, coffee, nuts, potato chips, beans and fried meat, while delicious, can cause very harm when you have diarrhea.       

When should you get appropriate treatment for diarrhea?

You should get appropriate treatment for diarrhea when it lasts more than three days. Sometimes it is just some change in your diet that can cause your body to “reconfigure” the system. But it could be related to a disease if it’s lasting longer than usual. Stay hydrated, eat soft foods with high quality fibers and observe your symptoms through time.  

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Conclusion

In this brief guide, we have addressed the question: Can you eat applesauce when you have diarrhea?” We also discussed the origin of apples, the origin of apples, the effects you get by eating applesauce while having diarrhea,  which other foods you can eat in that situation and when you should get appropriate treatment for diarrhea. 

Hope you found this blog useful. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Citations

https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-to-eat-for-diarrhea-1944822

https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/ss/slideshow-diarrhea-myths-facts

https://www.insider.com/best-foods-to-eat-if-you-have-diarrhea-2018-5#1-bananas-rice-applesauce-and-toast-1

https://www.everydayhealth.com/digestive-health/diet/what-to-eat-when-you-have-diarrhea/