3. Try some applesauce
The third component of the BRAT diet, applesauce is high in pectin, an element that helps to bind the stool, making it firmer. Applesauce is also high in soluble fiber, which, as mentioned, helps absorb excess water in the digestive tract, helping to firm the stool even more.
And, applesauce contains natural sugars that replenish the energy your body loses during a bout of diarrhea. Applesauce is recommended over apples because it is easier on the stomach and therefore won’t lead to more gas and pain.