What to Eat (and Avoid) When You Have the Stomach Flu

Your best picks until you've recovered


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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.

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