BRAT Diet: What is the right way to follow this diarrhea-relieving diet?


Last Updated June 12th, 2019

What is the BRAT diet?

The BRAT diet consists of bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast.  This diet is formulated by the pediatricians for children suffering from GI upset such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.  This diet is suggested as it produces fewer stools and allows the gut to rest.  The main concept of this diet is to reduce the fiber that helps in bowel movement.  When fiber content is reduced, the stool becomes firm.  It also includes bananas that are rich in potassium.  This is helpful in replenishing the electrolytes lost due to vomiting and diarrhea. 

Vomiting and diarrhea can make a person weak, low on energy, as well as cause enormous stress to the GI system.  Following this diet helps the body to regain strength during the initial stages of vomiting and diarrhea and ease back into normal eating.  This type of diet has been recommended by the pediatricians for decades.  Recently, studies have claimed that the BRAT diet is low in fiber, fat, and protein and hence should not be continued for more than 24 hours as they are low in nutrition.

How to follow a BRAT diet?

BRAT diet bananaInitially, you may experience vomiting and diarrhea continuously for up to six to eight hours.  You need to wait for at least this period before consuming anything.  Once vomiting and diarrhea subsides, start sucking on some popsicles or ice chips.  Later, you can sip small amounts of water or sports drinks.  This is important to replenish the lost electrolytes lost due to vomiting and diarrhea.

Next, sip on liquids every 10 minutes to keep yourself hydrated.  Once you are able to tolerate liquids, you can slowly add applesauce and toast.  Start with small quantities as there are chances that your symptoms may return.  Wait for a couple of hours after initial ingestion of applesauce and toast for your stomach to adjust to the new food.  Later, follow the same for the initial 24 hours by sipping liquids and adding bread and banana.

After the initial 24 hours, continue to follow the BRAT diet.  Since this diet does not contain many food options, you need to add some foods that provide nutrition to your body.  By the completion of 48 hours, you need to slowly go back to your normal diet by adding boiled eggs, fruits, vegetables, as well as other foods providing nutrition.  It is important to not eat too much for the first couple of days, as there are high chances of symptoms returning back if the stomach is again put under stress.

Few alternatives to BRAT diet

Bone Broth

Bone broth is filled with various nutrients.  These nutrients support both the gut and immune system.  The nutrients help in promoting probiotics in the gut and also can easily be digested.  It provides a soothing effect on the stomach and is considered to be perfect food when you are suffering from diarrhea.  The numerous nutrients and the healing effects present in the bone broth provide you the essential nutrients that were lost.  Since it is consumed in liquid form, it is easy on the stomach since it is easily broken down.

Probiotic Foods

Probiotics are live bacteria that are present in the human gut.  An active and healthy probiotic is essential for a healthy gut, which is helpful in various health benefits such as improving the immune system, promote digestion, converting fiber to fatty acids, produce certain vitamins, etc.  Studies have indicated that probiotics are helpful in enhancing the gut microbiome which in turn improves the immunity.  When the useful bacteria in the gut are activated, it flushes out the harmful virus and other pathogens and supports the immune system by doing this.  An important factor required for the process of digestion to work properly is with the help of probiotics.  Some of the probiotic foods include yogurt, apple cider vinegar, kombucha, natto, etc.

Oats

It has been found that soluble fiber has the ability to absorb excess fluid in the bowels and provide bulk to the stool.  Since oats are gluten-free and contain high amounts of soluble fiber, they are helpful in reducing the symptoms of diarrhea.  Oats need to be soaked overnight to remove the anti-nutrients and enzymes that may hinder digestion and nutrient absorption.  The soluble fiber present in oats removes the toxins and waste from the digestive tract and provides firmness to the stool.

Bananas

Bananas are considered to be ideal during GI upset.  They are also part of the BRAT diet due to the presence of potassium that helps replace the lost electrolytes.  They contain a soluble fiber called pectin that helps in removing toxins and waste from the digestive tract.  As discussed earlier, these soluble fibers provide bulk to the stool.  Studies have also indicated that unripe bananas and cooked rice combination is effective in reducing gas and limiting the amounts of stool in infants with diarrhea.

Vegetable Juice (with root vegetables)

It is important to recover the nutrients that are lost during a bout of diarrhea and vomiting.  BRAT diet may be helpful for the first 24 hours, but it is not recommended beyond that as they are low in nutrients.  Vegetable juices provide a high concentration of nutrients essential for the body.  It is important to choose the right type of vegetable that helps during a bout of diarrhea.  Root vegetables are considered to be ideal in this situation.

They can soothe the digestive system and relieve symptoms of GI upset.  Root vegetables such as carrots provide alkaline minerals that help remove toxins from the body.  They also provide vitamins A, C, D, E and K that provide the essential nutrients the body requires after a bout of diarrhea or vomiting.  It provides a high concentration of soluble fiber that adds bulk to the stool.  It has the ability to not diminish the intestinal loss of water and electrolytes.

Sweet Potatoes

They are considered to be more nutritious than white potatoes.  They contain high nutritional value and also contain anti-inflammatory properties.  They provide several nutrients such as potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.  The insoluble fibers present in them provide firmness to the stool and reduce the symptoms of diarrhea.  Sweet potatoes also have a lower glycemic index as compared to white potatoes, so you need not worry about the sugar spike.

Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed oil provides dual benefits by relieving constipation as well as diarrhea.  They are considered to be the richest source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids.  Due to this property, they are helpful in fighting inflammation and improve your immune system.  Studies have indicated that flaxseed oil has the ability to reduce castor oil-induced diarrhea.  They also can reduce intestinal secretions substantially.

Ginger

It has been used since ancient times due to its medicinal properties.  Ginger has the ability to increase protective prostaglandins in the stomach lining and protect the stomach from damage.  Cellular studies confirm that ginger reduces stomach damage.  Antioxidants in ginger can block the growth of stomach-ulcer-causing H. Pylori, mainly by fighting free radicals.  Ginger seems to be beneficial in combating vagus nerve activated nausea.  Blocking excess serotonin and vagus nerve activation in the stomach and gut caused by ginger is helpful to treat nausea and vomiting.

Water

Dehydration is the biggest risk factor associated with vomiting and diarrhea.  A severe bout of diarrhea or vomiting may drain out substantial amounts of fluids from the body.  Dehydration may become life-threatening for infants and kids.  It is important to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to be hydrated.  It is a rule of thumb that you need to drink at least one glass of water every time you pass a loose stool.  It should be noted that breastfeeding can reduce the risk of dehydration in infants and it is important to breastfeed regularly during a bout of diarrhea.  It is highly recommended to avoid fruit juices and carbonated beverages during a bout of diarrhea as they can exacerbate the symptoms.

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is effective in reducing loose stools due to its anti-spasmodic effects.  It provides a calming effect on the digestive tract.  It also reduces muscle spasms and soothes the gastric lining.  Studies have indicated that peppermint oil can relieve abdominal pain associated with diarrhea.

Foods to avoid

Dairy products: These are considered to be the biggest risk factor that is known to cause diarrhea.  Any dairy products such as milk, cheese, cream, as well as ice cream are difficult to digest and may cause stress on the digestive system.  However, yogurt and milk kefir can be excluded from this list as they contain beneficial bacteria called probiotics that help relieves diarrhea symptoms.

Sugar:  Any sugary foods or beverages such as cakes, pastries, cookies, chocolate, sodas, and candy are known to exacerbate the symptoms and make diarrhea worse.

High-fat foods and fried foods:  Any fast foods or processed foods are hard to digest.  They are known to contain trans fat that has the ability to increase inflammation and cause several health problems.  Consuming these foods can make diarrhea worse.

Alcohol:  Alcohol is considered to be a diuretic (a substance that promotes urination).  Consuming alcohol can lead to dehydration and also irritate the stomach.  Dehydration during a bout of diarrhea is very dangerous and hence alcohol is a big no during symptoms of diarrhea.

Caffeine:  Caffeine is a stimulant that provides alertness to the brain.  They also are considered to be a mild diuretic that can cause dehydration.  Cola, coffee, and black tea contains caffeine and should be avoided.

Spicy foods:  Spicy foods irritate the stomach lining and cause erosions on the stomach wall.  Consuming them during symptoms of GI upset can lead to other complications as well.

Artificial sweeteners:  Studies have claimed that certain sweeteners such as sorbitol and sucralose can cause diarrhea and it is highly recommended to avoid them.

Some vegetables and beans:  As discussed earlier, all vegetables are not beneficial during a bout of diarrhea.  Certain vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli, as well as all forms of beans cause gas and bloating in the stomach.  These vegetables may not be harmful when consumed by a healthy person but may cause problems in a person suffering from diarrhea.

Heavy proteins:  Certain foods such as steak, pork, and salmon contain heavy proteins that are hard to digest and cause stress to the stomach.  Studies have indicated that foods containing protein and also high fat needs several hours to digest and can exert stress on the digestive system.

Do I need to visit the emergency room?

Generally, vomiting and diarrhea subside after a period of six to eight hours.  Following BRAT diet and keeping yourself hydrated would relieve symptoms within 48 hours.  If the symptoms do not relieve after 48 hours, it is highly recommended that you consult your doctor or visit the emergency room.  Other symptoms such as fever, abdominal pain, rectal pain, and bleeding, reduced urine output, excessive thirst, dry mouth, as well as feeling dizzy and fatigued are indications that you need to visit the emergency room.  In the case of infants and children, you need to consult your pediatrician if vomiting and diarrhea persist for more than six to eight hours.

Important pointers to remember

  • Keep yourself hydrated as much as possible since a combination of diarrhea and vomiting can drain a substantial amount of fluids out of the body.
  • Complete bed rest is advised to give your body a chance to recover.
  • Consult your health care provider if the symptoms are not relieved in 48 hours.
  • Nausea and vomiting may be caused due to several factors such as food poisoning, medication side effects, alcohol, anxiety, and even pregnancy. It is important to find the cause of your symptoms and take action accordingly.
  • Diarrhea may be caused due to stomach upset or food indigestion. It is generally acute, occurring suddenly and may resolve immediately after few hours or may even take a few days to resolve.  Follow a BRAT diet initially and then move to a normal diet as the symptoms subside.

TL;DR?

Brat diet_infographic

 

Display this infographic on your website

Want to live a healthy lifestyle?

Subscribe to free FactDr newsletters.

REVAMP YOUR

If you're enjoying our website, we promise you'll absolutely love our new posts. Be the first one to get a copy!

Get factually correct, actionable tips delivered straight to your inbox once a week.

I want the latest scoop on :

We hate spam too. We will never share your email address with anyone. If you change your mind later, you can unsubscribe with just one click

By clicking Subscribe, I agree to the FactDr Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of FactDr subscriptions at any time.

 

 

 

Trending Topics

Maltitol: Things you must know about this artificial sweetener Sugar alcohols are produced by fruits and vegetables. Maltitol is an artificially produced sugar alcohol…
passion fruit juice
Passion fruit: How one exotic fruit can help you fight infections and cancer! Passion fruit: Why does this exotic fruit have such an enticing name? And how can…
Top 6 remedies to treat a razor burn at home Symptoms of razor burn include bumps on the skin, redness, and irritation of the skin.…
The real reason why you shouldn’t be eating ramen noodles Instant ramen noodles might be your go-to snack for your hunger pangs. But with each…
Vitamin K2: 8 reasons why you need this bone-building & cancer-fighting nutrient Vitamin K2 is claimed to be essential for your bone health, for reducing the risk…
diverticulitis diet
Diverticulitis diet: The right way to eat if you suffer from the disease Are you suffering from diverticultis but clueless about your diet ? Read this complete plan…
dance health benefits
5 unbelievable effects of dance on your overall health! You enjoy dancing, but did you know what else it does to your body? Dancing…
anti-thyroglobulin antibody
Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibody test Anti-thyrogloubin antibody test measures the level of antibodies that attack the thyroid gland cells and…
Quinine: How gin and tonic came to be known as a potent health elixir The discovery of quinine-containing tree bark is sometimes considered the most serendipitous medical discovery of…
Lectin: The common link of proteins between peas and people Lectins are a type of protein that are found majorly in legumes. Most people are…
Chromium Picolinate: An essential mineral supplement for faster weight loss Did you know that about 1.6 million deaths were directly linked to diabetes globally? How…
autoimmune diseases facts
Autoimmune Diseases: Find out if your body is attacking you right now Did you know your body can harm itself? What are autoimmune diseases and why does…
occupational hazards types
Occupational Hazards: How to vouch for your health at your workplace Occupational hazards affect millions worldwide. Chemical spills, faulty wires, deadly pathogen, and work-stress can happen…
The science behind daith piercing: Can it really cure migraine? Since the ear has several pressure points, it is believed that daith piercing activates the…
Stye : The best natural home remedies to ease the pain Styes developing inside the eyelid tend to be more painful whereas external styes are less…
hidden causes obesity
8 hidden causes of obesity you probably didn’t know! Did you know that around 2 billion people worldwide are either overweight or obese? Are…
hidden benefits walking
9 benefits of walking we bet you didn’t know! Did you know walking can be the miracle pill for eternal youth? Everyone knows walking…
kefir bottle
Kefir: Top reasons why this probiotic drink should be consumed by you Yet another remarkable fermented food, kefir is a much healthier version of yogurt. These chewy…
Eustachian Tube : Functions and top home remedies to prevent its infection Pressure equalization, mucus drainage and protecting the middle ear from bacteria and viruses are the…
rubella IgG test
Rubella IgG Test The rubella IgG test is a blood test that checks for the rubella virus IgG…
antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic Resistance: How common diseases become deadly Can a cold kill you? How important is to get a flu shot? Why do…
maltodextrin sugar
Maltodextrin: What are the hidden health benefits of this food additive? Maltodextrin is one of the few food additives that has been relatively deemed safe. Many…
eating disorder anorexia
Eating Disorders: Lifestyle choice or a psychological condition? Is eating disorder just a harmless bad habit? Or does it represent grim psychological disorders?…
low fodmap plan
Troubled with IBS? Here’s a complete roadmap to the low FODMAP diet Leaky & inflammatory gut troubling you? No medicine bringing you relief from the pain? Why…
Juice Plus: Can you really replace actual fruits with pills?  Juice Plus supplements intend to fill nutritional gaps present in our daily diet. But how…
Tamarind: The top health benefits of this staple Asian ingredient Did you know this sweet and sour pulpy fruit does more than just add a…
shakeology woman
Meal replacement or protein drink? Learn all about Shakeology and its claims Shakeology from Beachbody claims to be the most suitable shake that can aid in weight…
abdominal-CT-scan- image
Abdominal CT scan Abdominal CT scan is a diagnostic imaging technique that provides a clear picture of the…
Jicama: A fiber-rich tuber for your weight loss goals Pronouced as HEE-kah-ma, Jicama is the "new kid on the block" that has taken the…
sugar toxic health
Sugar: 7 new shocking truths revealed about the sweet poison Can drinking soda bring you closer to death? Is sugar slowly poisoning you and your…
sleep deprivation
Don’t let your sleep deficit grow into memory loss or heart attack Why is sleep important for us? How could sleep deprivation harm you? We bet you…
BRAT Diet: What is the right way to follow this diarrhea-relieving diet? BRAT diet, a simple diet consisting of just bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast, can help…
Piaget stages: Do they accurately describe the way the human brain develops?  A common assumption was that children are less competent thinkers as compared to adults, but…
GERD heartburn
Heartburn: What are the exact symptoms and the best home remedies? There are easy home remedies for heartburn, which not only acts as a first aid…
Poop chart: Top things you didn’t you your poop could reveal about you Bristol poop chart was designed during the 1990s in order to help doctors identify various…
Helicobacter pylori IGA
Helicobacter Pylori – IgA Test The H.pylori IgA test is a blood test used to identify the level of IgA…
Dragon Fruit – Blessing from Nature’s Basket The dragon fruit is packed with nutrients and yet low on calories and is the…
nutritional yeast bread
Nutritional Yeast : How can a fungi culture be good for your body? Nutritional yeast: How a simple culture of fungi can transform your skin, digestion, immunity ,…
green poop causes
Green poop : What are the reasons and how can you correct it Ever sneak a peek down the toilet only to shockingly find green poop? Why does…
General adaptation syndrome: Understanding stress, one step at a time The struggle of the body to produce hormones during a stressful situation is the main…
reflexology massage
Top reasons why you should go for a reflexology massage today Reflexology involves the application of pressure to your feet and hands to encourage self-healing. Could…
about mediterranean diet
Why you should be adopting a Mediterranean style of diet today Ever wondered why the Mediterranean diet is so healthy? One simple solution to lowering risk…
lifestyle diseases
The Big 5 lifestyle diseases: How your everyday living might be killing you You'd be shocked to know how unhealthy and potentially fatal your everyday routine could be.…
yoga health benefits
How to practice yoga for astounding health benefits Can a 5000-year-old system be the ultimate body healer? Did you know yoga can make…
Milk Thistle skin
Milk Thistle: Find possible cures for fatal diseases in these purple blooms Milk thistle is well-known for treating liver conditions. However, did you know that it comes…
TBHQ: A carcinogen lingering in your child’s favorite snacks TBHQ - Why you should shun the practice of eating instant noodles or microwave popcorn…
Chlorella: Therapeutic powers of the billion-year-old algae now within your reach Chlorella - A billion year old nutrient-rich algae that can potentially ward off cancers and…
Bubble Tea: Bubbling with nutrition or a hidden sugar mine? The tapioca pearls present in the tea looks like bubbles and hence the name bubble…
ASTtest-liver
AST- Aspartate Aminotransferase Test AST test is a blood test that is used to measure the level of a…
beta 2 glycoprotein 1 IgG
Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgG Beta 2 glycoprotein 1 antibody test involves detecting and measuring the presence of the IgG…
iron food shellfish
Iron-Rich Foods: Eat these foods to keep fatigue and anemia away! How to ensure a muscles as strong as iron? Eat iron rich foods ! Iron…
The right way to prepare Alfalfa sprouts at home Alfalfa or lusan ghas is not just a nutritious animal fodder. This flavonoid-rich herb has…
Latest findings on Kombucha; a teacup full of yeast and bacteria How can a tea consisting of a live culture of bacteria & fungi be healthy?…
Carb Cycling: Weighing the pros vs the cons of this diet routine Completely discarding carbs from your life will do you more harm than good. Read more…
What is the right way to take a pregnancy test? A pregnancy test is undertaken to determine if you have conceived. A home pregnancy test…
Appendix pain: Recent findings on this not-so vestigial organ The exact function of the appendix is still not clear. Some consider it as an…
Balneotherapy jacuzzi
5 things you didn’t know about balneotherapy and how you can do it at home Sauna baths have been popular since a long time. But how much more beneficial can…
Pulmonary Function Tests Pulmonary function tests (PFT’s) are non-invasive breathing tests employed for diagnosing and monitoring lung diseases…
hlab27 test
HLA-B27 test The HLA-B27 is a blood test that is used to determine the level of a…
turmeric skin
We bet you didn’t know that turmeric could be this beneficial! Did you know that turmeric, a humble ingredient found in most Indian kitchens could cure…
MANUKA HONEY child
Manuka Honey: What is it and why should you choose this over regular honey? Manuka honey is a specific type of honey produced by honey bees that collect nectar…
Panera bread steak arugula
Panera Bread: The truth behind this “healthy” restaurant chain What to order and what to avoid when dining at Panera Bread ? Know more…
dandelion health benefits
Dandelion: Little parachutes of health and wellness for your whole body Dandelions are not just bright looking blossoms that cheer your mind. These are powerpacked with…
gout diet purines
Gout Diet : Get relief from painful joints by eating these foods Are you a victim of this painful condition? Are medications providing only short relief? Find…
GM Diet: The fastest way to lose weight or yet another hoax diet? General Motors started this trend of extreme dieting for 7 straight days to ensure its…
Pescatarian Diet 101: What are the inherent health advantages of this diet? People opt to become a pescatarian in order to enrich their bodies with the essential…
waterchestnut
Water Chestnuts: The tastiest ways to include this healthy tuber in your diet Water chestnut is not a nut after all. It is a tuber (much like the…
diabetes symptoms in women
FBS Test – Fasting Blood Sugar FBS or fasting blood sugar test is a blood test that is used to determine…
Chest X-Ray A chest x-ray is a diagnostic test that uses x-rays to visualize the structures inside…
serum zinc test
Serum Zinc Test The serum zinc test is a blood test performed to assess the zinc level in…
understanding addiction
Addiction explained: An obsession that could cost you your life Is addiction a behavioral disorder? Or is it a chronic disease? How does addiction cause…
Garlic health benefits cloves
Garlic: Nature’s white pill as an effective home remedy What are the secrets hidden in these tiny white pills? Find out the immense health…
Silicon Dioxide: How can a component of sand be essential to your wellbeing? Silicon is one of the most abundant elements in the nature. Find out how silicon…
Vitamin D foods: Know what to eat for stronger bones and a cancer-free body Foods with vitamin D can actuallly transform your health. Observe fewer body aches, high energy,…
Colloidal silver benefits
Colloidal silver: An essential dietary supplement or yet another pharmaceutical hoax? Colloidal silver is hailed as an effective home remedy for infections. Many believe it can…
Hydroquinone: Is it the best topical treatment for hyperpigmentation? Darkening of the skin due to high melanin levels is called hyperpigmentation.  Hydroquinone interferes with melanin…
Vagus nerve: 7 health benefits of stimulating the “gut-brain” connection As a matter of fact, there are two vagus nerves namely the left and the…
Oxalates: How healthy greens can sometimes be bad news for your kidneys Oxalates are compounds present in a majority of healthy foods. However, at times an overconsumption…
Beginner to Tai Chi? Find the right way to perform this exercise for best results According to the Chinese tradition, it is believed that practicing Tai chi helps in promoting…
IGE test
IgE test – Immunoglobulin E IgE or immunoglobulin E test is a test that measures the level of IgE in…
GGt test
GGT – Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase Test GGT or gammaglutamyl transferase test is a liver function test that is used to detect…
Bronchoscopy procedure
Bronchoscopy Bronchoscopy is a procedure where in a scope is inserted into the lung pathway to…
Bloodtestalbumin
Albumin Test Albumin test or blood serum test is a liver function test that measures the amount…
carrageenan seaweed
Carrageenan: How a simple seaweed extract could better your gut health & immunity Eat more ice cream to prevent cold and flu? –With carrageenan you get one simple…
acne removal tips
Anatomy of acne: 7 instant steps to kiss those zits goodbye Blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples-call them what you may. Acne is never good news.Did you know…
50 common health conditions
What are the top 50 deadly and widespread diseases? A complete list of the top 50 most common and deadly diseases that plague humanity.…
vital organ diseases
Common diseases that could cripple your vital organs Brain, heart, kidney, lungs, and liver - these vital organs are indeed vital for your…
Drinking water benefits
8 reasons why you should grab a bottle of water now! Did you know you don't have to be thirsty for hours to be dehydrated?You could…
bananas exercise
10 health reasons why you should go “bananas” over bananas! Bananas:The world's most popular fruit comes with a host of unbelievable health benefits. Find out…
Jackfruit: Slice your way into higher immunity, better digestion, & more… Native to the South East Asia, the jackfruit is a fruit brimming with thousands of…
Ezekiel Bread: How to make the “world’s healthiest bread” in your own kitchen Learn more about Ezekiel bread - a bread belonging to the biblical time and containing…
Exercises or diet? Find out the healthiest way to gain weight Tired of being called skinny all the time? Looking for healthy ways to beef up?…
Trisodium Phosphate: How a paint thinner made its way into your breakfast Ever thought how toxic chemicals find their way into our foods? How can they harm…
Whey Protein: The real reason why this supplement is a must for bodybuilders Whey protein is the go-to supplement and shake for bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts. Read more…
Top natural diuretics: The instant benefits you can get from nature’s water pills Since diuretic drugs are known to cause side effects, it is better to choose a…
Ear pain model
Easy and safe tips for ear wax removal you can do at home Cerumen impaction generally occurs when an external object like cotton swabs are used to remove…
bilirubin-test-result
Bilirubin Test Bilirubin is a substance produced in the body as a result of red blood cell…
ketoacidosis diabetes
HB1Ac Test HB1Ac test is an important blood test that is used to measure the levels of…
lipoprotein A
Lipoprotein (A) Test Lipoprotein (A) test is used to measure and monitor the levels of LDL(Low-Density Lipoprotein) in…
nature health benefits
Green Healing: The amazing health benefits of being in nature You have no idea what sitting in a closed room does to your body and…
alcohol toxic
7 startling facts that will make you quit alcohol today Does drinking really make you friendly and happy? How many calories does a can of…
Bulletproof coffee recipe
Bulletproof Coffee – Breakfast of champions or yet another health fad? Can this special ketogenic coffee really make your body race as fast as a bullet?
Jack in the box fast food
Jack In the Box : The perils of surging fast food culture in the USA Jack in the Box - How a culture of fast-food can clog your arteries, weaken…
quinoa salad
Quinoa : A prodigious superfood you need to include in your diet today! Quinoa - what is so special about this native South American grain that has taken…
back pain relief
Don’t choose pain: 10 truths about your back ache (and how to get relief) Back pain is one of the most common ailments in the world. Almost 80% of…
Amaranth: Why is this native Peruvian grain called the “crop of the future”? Full of healthy high proteins and gluten-free, the grain, Amaranth, the tasty and ancient pseudo…
castor oil hair
Castor oil : A vitamin-rich oil for shiny locks and healthy bowels Castor oil bestows unlimited benefits, whether you use it for your hair or skin. But…
Salt dangers
Sodium chloride: The wonders and dangers of the simple table salt Sodium chloride is a salt containing sodium and chlorine ions at a 1:1 ratio. It…
probiotics healthy
Probiotics: How to best feed your gut bacteria for higher immunity How can a trillion-strong culture of bacteria swimming in your gut possible be good for…
Did you know drinking alkaline water could be the healthier choice for you? Ever wondered how safe is your drinking water in terms of pH? Recent studies have…
dandelion weight loss
Caralluma Fimbriata: How to eat this cactus to lose weight Caralluma fimbriata is a miracle cactus that can be safely consumed by most for losing…
Kava: Is it the healthy substitute for alcohol you have been waiting for? Native to the beautiful South Pacific islands, Kava is a famous beverage rooted in the…
Epley maneuver: Why is this the best protection from the symptoms of vertigo? Epley maneuver is an exercise that can treat the symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo…
Erythritol: A healthy sugar substitute or yet another marketing ploy? Erythritol is a popular choice of a healthy alternative sweetening agent in foods. But how…
Experts reveal the safest ways to perform an enema at home The idea of pushing some up your rectal area might make you queasy but an…
Lauric Acid: 8 health benefits you can derive from coconuts Appropriate use of saturated fats containing lauric acid can provide you numerous health benefits. This…
Top Natural Repellents for Mosquitoes with negligible side-effects What are the best ways to keep mosquitos away from you? Try these natural and…

Related Posts

Want to live a healthy lifestyle?

Subscribe to free FactDr newsletters.

REVAMP YOUR

If you're enjoying our website, we promise you'll absolutely love our new posts. Be the first one to get a copy!

Get factually correct, actionable tips delivered straight to your inbox once a week.

I want the latest scoop on :

We hate spam too. We will never share your email address with anyone. If you change your mind later, you can unsubscribe with just one click

By clicking Subscribe, I agree to the FactDr Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy and understand that I may opt out of FactDr subscriptions at any time.