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Ease an Upset Stomach by Eating All the Right Things!

Ease an Upset Stomach by Eating All the Right Things Tasty Chicken Soup with Chinese Noodles. Studio Photo

Indigestion and other digestive issues leave you so drained that you don’t even feel like getting out of bed. Some food might help with that! Here’s what you can eat in order to ease an upset stomach!

There’s plenty of nasty symptoms which exhaust you and put a halt to your day to day activities. Maybe you’ve completely lost your appetite – if you have nausea or some pain, who can blame you? -, but sometimes food can be the answer. There are some foods which will ease your upset stomach, and put you back on your feet!

But also, don’t forget to rest and fully recover, before bravely taking on the world outside your house.

9 foods which help ease an upset stomach

1. Bananas

They are very easy to digest and generally don’t upset your stomach even more. They also contain potassium, which helps rehydrate you after diarrhea, vomiting or just from staying in bed without enough liquids nearby. They also contain a bit of sugar so you get some calories, even though you don’t eat very much. They also contain pectin, which helps your bowel movements be... firmer.

Ease an Upset Stomach by Eating All the Right Things

Combine bananas and toast for a snack that you'll be able to keep down.

2. Papaya

It encourages your digestion, eases indigestion and helps even with constipation, thanks to papain and chymopapain, enzymes which break down the proteins and soothe your stomach by balancing out the acidity.

3. Toast

It won’t cause acid reflux and it doesn’t fall heavy in the stomach once you eat it. Just have it without any toppings like butter and jam. Those won’t help the situation.

4. White rice

Its starchiness helps coat the lining of the stomach, making digestion easier and have a soothing effect. Potatoes and oats are also starchy and worth a try. Also, starchy foods don’t stimulate acid reflux or sit in the stomach for too long. The rice also eases diarrhea by absorbing fluids and making your stool bulkier.

Ease an Upset Stomach by Eating All the Right Things

White rice is a starchy food that helps your digestion get back on track.

5. Broth

It helps you stay hydrated and it’s easily digested, as long as you don’t cook it in fat. The salt in the liquid also helps draw fluid in the bloodstream.

6. Crackers

They’re soothing, easily digestible and can’t hurt you even more. Saltines are especially recommended! But if you have high blood pressure, pick a low-salt version!

7. Ginger

It works well against nausea, but make sure you don’t take more than 4 grams of ginger daily. Start with 1 gram of powdered ginger. Or you can chew a piece of fresh ginger. Or maybe make some ginger tea!

Ease an Upset Stomach by Eating All the Right Things

Ginger tea with lemon and mint is almost miraculous for an upset stomach.

8. Applesauce

It has plenty of pectin, which makes the symptoms of diarrhea a bit more bearable. But because your stomach is upset, skip apples and go straight for the applesauce. Cooked fruit will be much easier to digest.

9. Peppermint tea

Peppermint has special stomach-healing properties because it activates an anti-pain channel in the colon. And it eases nausea or other symptoms related to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Chamomile has a similar if a bit less effective result.

I’m a pop culture nerd who thinks too much about fried bacon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and life, the Universe and everything. I love food and sometimes you can see that on my hips, but I don't care that much about that.
What I do care more about is trying to eat healthier, even though I admit that I like to indulge in my food fantasies. I’m addicted to puns, so forgive me for that when you read my articles. I now know too much about nutrition to be fun to hang out with. So long and thanks for all the fish-based omega-3 fatty acids.

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