The thing about diarrhea is that you can never trust your own fart. Joke aside, diarrhea usually means that your body wants to get rid of toxins. You had one too many drinks last night? That’s the usual suspect! But this Grandma’s remedy will help you get rid of it fast.
Other Usual Suspects That Cause Diarrhea Are
- Some people call it “intestinal flu” others “stomach flu”, all the same it’s caused by a virus that infects the gut.
- Allergies to certain foods
- Eating foods that upset the digestive system
- Infection by bacteria (the cause of most types of food poisoning)
Usual symptoms are:
- An urgent feeling that you need to have a bowel movement
- Thin or loose stools
- Watery stool
- Nausea and vomiting
- Bloating in your belly
BUT if it’s getting serious down there and you are experiencing any of the following symptoms you should visit your physician!
- Blood, mucus, or undigested food in the stool
- Weight loss
But if you ruled out food poisoning and there is no vomiting or fever involved, you can use this simple Grandma’s remedy to get rid of diarrhea in a matter of hours.
Grandma’s remedy for diarrhea
You will need:
- 500 ml of Coke
- 1-2 ripe Bananas
This is the simplest trick ever, and it has been used by many cultures for a long time, therefore it deserves the name Grandma’s remedy. It works and it stops the urge to go to the bathroom in just a few hours. Make sure you do this on an empty stomach. Eat the 2 bananas while sipping the 500 milliliters of Coke. And wait. You will be amazed by how fast your stomach feels better.
Bananas are full of pectin which is a water-soluble fiber that helps reduce diarrhea. Bananas are also high in potassium, an electrolyte that supports a number of vital functions in the body.
Coke is not so healthy, but the caffeine and the sugar content in it along with the fiber from bananas make a strong bond and harden your stool.
Note: Don’t use this Grandma’s remedy often, because of the high sugar content in Coke. But this is a simple trick and you can use it when you are too busy to spend the day sitting on the toilet, because it provides you with a instant relief.