This is mostly for my friend and since I’m basically the nurse of my friend group I’m usually the one advising people health wise. So if you’re not having an upset stomach now, bookmark this till you do.
- Bananas are filled with Potassium and that helps you especially if you’re dehydrated from vomiting or diarrhea. They also contain pectin which helps to naturally firm bowel movements.
- Burnt Toast
- Burnt toast is great what you have an upset stomach because the char absorbs toxins that are making you feel sick. Eat is with some butter and sugar or jelly to avoid the gag reflex.
- Any citric products
- When you’re sick you need to consume as much Vitamin C as you can.
- Plain Yogurt
- Try to find one that contains “active cultures: because these will help increase the production of good bacteria which will help get rid of that bloated feeling and will also help in digestion.
- An antacid
- Some examples are Alka-Seltzer and Tums and they help neutralize stomach acidity.
- Apple Cider vinegar
- Eat a mixture of one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, one cup warm water, and one tablespoon honey will ease indigestion and may alleviate cramping and gas in your upset stomach. It can also lessen discomfort caused by heartburn.
- Eating papaya helps encourage digestion, ease indigestion, and also help with constipation. The magic is in the enzymes papain and chymopapain, which help break down proteins and soothe the stomach by promoting a healthy acidic environment.
- Rice/Boiled Potatoes.
- My mom always has be eat this after I vomit/get diarrhea because your stomach will still be acting a bit uneasy and you’ll need to eat really simple foods which will absorb fluids and add bulk to your stomach and poop in general.
- Ginger/Ginger Ale
- This works if you’re feeling really queasy and nauseous because it helps digestion since it’s a relaxant/accelerant. The flavonoids in ginger helps neutralize the acidity in your stomach. Either drink a cup/two, chew on a bite size piece of ginger or but it in some hot tea.
- Apples/Apple sauce
- Just like ginger, apples have the same relaxant factor and help reduce the symptoms of an upset stomach. I suggest making or buying apple sauce because the cooked one will be so much easier to digest.
- Cranberry juice.
- Avoiding solid food for a day is sometimes recommended when you’re nauseated and vomiting, but don’t give up the fluids. Drink cranberry juice during your fast. It’s generally easy on your digestive tract.
- Lime juice
- For an immediate nausea/vomiting stopper, mix 1 cup water, about 10-15 drops of lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Then add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and drink.
- An extra:
- Sometimes the smell of vomit can cause additional vomiting, or continued nausea. After you vomit, rinse the remaining particles out of your mouth with 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup vinegar in a 4-ounce glass. The stomach acids in vomit can be harsh on tooth enamel. Just rinse, don’t gargle. This freshens your breath, too.
Hope you get better soon,