I started avoiding public situations and became an even crazier hand washing Nazi then I am on a normal basis. I would even make my kids strip down and take a bath after returning from church or other very public settings. Yeah, I HATE the stomach flu!!!
I was so paranoid. I started realizing I was probably scarring my kids for life and giving them anxiety too….there had to be a better way.
I did a Google search on “preventing the stomach flu.” I found a post from Kristi over on i should be mopping the floor . I was skeptical that something so simple could really work, but we completely escaped the stomach flu that year and I attribute it to the 100% Grape Juice.
Kristi recommends drinking a glass a day all during the winter months and then upping it to two or three when you know you or someone in your family may have been exposed to the bug. Drinking it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach is supposed to have a bigger impact on prevention, but any time of day will still help.
She also suggests that adults put 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar in theirs. We have never done that. Grape juice is really high in sugar so we just drink a glass a day when we know the stomach flu is going around or has infiltrated our circle of friends.
My son came home about a week and a half ago from school throwing up…ewwww!!! I ran to the store immediately to get a Gallon of 100% Grape Juice. I had never used the store brand before because Kristi swears by Welch’s, but they didn’t have the gallon size in Welch’s and the store brand was significantly cheaper.
I am happy to report that here we are, 10 days later, and no one else in our family has fallen victim to the dreaded stomach bug. There really is something magical about the acidity in the grape juice and those nasty little stomach bugs don’t like it.
When you purchase your miracle working grape juice make sure you get the pure stuff. 100% Grape Juice, don’t get light, or one that is mixed with any other flavor or enriched with anything. Just good ol’ 100% Grape Juice.
Both times I have used this prevention measure our family has been passed over….coincidence? I don’t think so!
I just had to pass this simple prevention measure on. I feel like it is something every mom needs to know and try!
**If a person is already infected with the bug, this will most likely not work and just cause some nasty purple stains on your carpet or furniture, so use discretion when administering this preventative measure.