6 BEST FOODS TO EASE AN UPSET STOMACH !
Having an upset stomach blows—especially when it leaves you doubled over in pain. Add to that cramping, nausea, or diarrhea, and it becomes near impossible to deal with day-to-day tasks. While it’s a good idea to keep your diet simple during these periods, certain foods can actually help soothe the stomach. If you often find yourself having indigestion, see which foods will help.
There’s a reason bananas remain a recommended energy booster for marathon runners: bananas are easily digestible and generally do not upset the stomach. The fruit is actually known for helping with stomach issues since they contain pectin, which helps to naturally firm bowel movements.
Eating papaya helps encourage digestion, ease indigestion, and also help with constipation. The magic is in the enzymes pa-pain and chymopapain, which help break down proteins and soothe the stomach by promoting a healthy acidic environment. Since papayas are often hard to come by, look for papaya extract tablets.
When your feel your stomach upset, it’s a good idea to stick to bland, white foods like rice, toast, or boiled potatoes. Besides not putting added stress on an already-sensitive digestive system, these foods help ease diarrhea by absorbing fluids and adding bulk to your stool.
If you do decide to take ginger, the recommended limit is 4 grams of ginger daily.You can also opt to chew on a piece of fresh ginger or a piece of ginger candy. I also like to steep fresh ginger in hot water for a soothing hot tea.
Besides the soothing effects of a warm cup of tea, both peppermint and chamomile has been noted for their stomach-specific healing properties. A recent study indicates that peppermint activates an anti-pain Chanel in the colon.
Most dairy can be detrimental to an upset stomach, but a serving of plain yogurt can have quite the opposite effect. The key is to make sure you’re choosing a yogurt that is labeled as having “active cultures.” These cultures will increase the number of good bacteria in your gut, aiding in digestion and reducing the uncomfortable feeling of being bloated. Ideally, choose organic plain yogurt.
Source : www.shape.com