When to eat them: After diarrhea or stomach upset.
What they do: “The BRATT diet has been used for years to help treat diarrhea,” says Lauren Slayton, a registered dietitian in New York City. Bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast, plus tea, are the dream team to soothe stomach cramps and replenish your system. Such bland foods, containing simple sugars and starches with low acidity, are less likely to cause more distress. And they supply easily digested nourishment. Yogurt is another safe bet.