What to Eat (and Avoid) When You Have the Stomach Flu
Chicken with rice or a cup of Greek yogurt? Not sure which is the better pick when you have the stomach flu? Our expert helps sort out what to eat and what to skip.
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If you’ve been hit by the stomach flu (called viral gastroenteritis and an entirely different beast from the common flu, or influenza), you probably won’t feel like eating or drinking much.
Certainly you know it’s not the best idea to toss back a plate of chili-cheese nachos. But here, Michael Rabovsky, MD, Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine, sorts out a few less obvious do’s and don’ts to get you through a nasty bout of the stomach flu.