Autumn’s change in weather often brings with it an increase in stomach bugs, those pesky germs that bring nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you are gripe by the grippe this fall, switch to food that doesn’t irritate your system.

Remember the initials B.R.A.T., which stand for bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast. These are foods that are smoothly digested and act as binders to help alleviate diarrhea. Another “T” can be added, which stands for tea — a good beverage for an upset stomach.

And while ginger ale can be helpful — ginger in general helps with an upset stomach — avoid sugary beverages, milk and dairy products, alcohol, greasy and fried foods, and raw fruits and vegetables.

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