At different deviations of the bowel shown health food. Including diarrhea. Diarrhea is a disorder of the chair, a recurring repeatedly within a short period of time. The mainstay of treatment of this disease is diet No. 4 with its own characteristics and limitations.

Features of the diet №4

A therapeutic diet when diarrhea is designed to protect the intestinal wall from further irritation. To do this, from the diet of the patient at the time excluded foods provoking the processes of putrefaction and fermentation in the body, contributing to the emergence or amplification of the inflammatory process in the small intestine. This diet allows you to quickly restore the basic functions of the intestine, to avoid dehydration and to obtain from food in the treatment process, all necessary for its normal operation, trace elements. The compliance period ranges from 5-7 days, depending on the exact diagnosis and health of the patient.

Diet number 4 is considered very low calorie. This is its main feature. All foods that are high in carbohydrates and fats fall into the list of prohibited use. This diet also provides fractional 6 meals a day. In order to avoid undue stress on the digestive system it's necessary to eat small portions every 3-4 hours. Starvation in this case is excluded.

Permitted foods for diarrhea

Diet №4 allows to use the following products:

- pasta of durum wheat;

- bakery products made of white flour, preferably in dried form;

- milk and dairy products low degree of fat: cheese, sour cream, yogurt;

chicken and quail eggs;

- lean fish, poultry;

- vegetable oil;

- butter, but not more than 5 g at a time;

- cereals: buckwheat, rice, oatmeal;

- fruit in a shabby, mainly apples, pears;

- jelly;

- herbal teas and drinks made of wild cherry, Cassis, freshly squeezed juices (orange, peach, Apple, carrot);

- strong green tea, coffee, light cream, cocoa.

Preference should be given food, steamed without the addition of spices and seasonings. Daily diet for diarrhea is allowed to vary vegetarian soups, soup of lean fish, steam scrambled eggs, cereals on the water.

Forbidden foods for diarrhea

Diet No. 4 eliminates the use of the following products:

- bakery products;

- animal fats;

- vegetables in any form;

- fatty fish and meat;

- canned food, sausages, smoked products;

- bean;

- dairy products with high fat content;

- barley and barley grits, millet;

- dried fruits;

- sweets, including sugar, honey, chocolate, ice cream;

- soft drinks, kvass;

- alcohol;

sauces, herbs, spices.

Diarrhea is not recommended to eat fried, too salty, fatty foods should also be excluded from the diet of pickles, pickles, eggs, canned foods. Meals must be served to the patient in cooled form.