What Is the BRAT Diet?

Medically Reviewed by Carolin Schneider, MD

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The BRAT diet is an acronym that stands for bananas, rice, applesauce and toast. Tea and yogurt may also help, but they’re not always included with the diet. The BRAT diet can be especially helpful for you if you’re experiencing gastrointestinal issues.

The BRAT diet incorporates simple, bland foods that are easy for your body to process while still providing necessary nutrients. People usually use this diet to help settle their upset stomachs and keep their bodies nourished while they’re recovering from gastrointestinal illnesses.