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What to Eat When You Have an Upset Stomach

Plamena M.Plamena M.
Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Upset stomach

When the stomach is upset, it is characterized by painfully increased excitability. This means that its operation is not normal. From this follows the appearance of various disorders.

Stomach disorders are probably one of the most common and unpleasant problems. They are usually treatable with affordable means. It is good for everyone to know how easy it is to get your stomach back in good shape - something, which the overall health of the body depends on.

What to Eat When You Have an Upset Stomach

The stomach can be irritated mostly by food. Bacteria settle in improperly stored, poorly washed and insufficiently processed foods. Any food, in the absence of hygiene can be an ideal environment for pathogenic bacteria. Meat and eggs are most likely to develop bacteria, so it is good to exclude them during this period.

During an upset stomach, foods such as boiled potatoes, carrot juice, bananas, wheat, rice and chicken broth should be consumed until the symptoms go. These foods are light and pass softly through the digestive tract, by having a calming effect on the upset stomach.

It is also a good idea to have small snacks with biscuits or a slice of bread. They are able to absorb excess stomach acid and relieve the symptoms.

During the period it is good to avoid coffee, black tea, baking soda and fried foods. These products increase the secretion of stomach acid and worsen the condition of an upset stomach.

vomiting by upset stomach

Tips for an upset stomach

If you have heartburn, have a look for the right tablets to neutralize the acid reaction at the nearest pharmacy. Choose ones that soothe irritated stomach lining and reduce reflux. It is recommended to use preparations for periodic unpleasant sensations in the stomach, but not too often.

If the sensations last too long or become more frequent, a visit to the doctor is necessary. The universal medicine is baking soda dissolved in a glass, but it in turn it can further irritate the mucous membranes.

For stomach pain, bloating and gas, it is best to use ingredients such as ginger. It can be taken in the form of juice or tea as a decoction (grated). Spicy mint and fennel tea also work well against gas in the stomach and intestinal tract. If you have eaten spicy foods, which can irritate the stomach and intestines, it is best to drink one herbal tea after a meal.

An upset stomach and diarrhea require a diet. It includes non-irritating products such as bananas, rice, apple sauce, toast and tea. If the pain is combined with nausea, baked potatoes with a little salt are also recommended.

Foods with simple sugars and starch reduce the acid reaction in the stomach. They are also recommended, because they are relatively easy to digest and do not inhibit the digestive tract. The solution to the problem involves frequently eating small doses of simple dishes flavored with very little spices.

aloe vera hels the upset stomach

If the upset stomach is chronic, it is good to focus on probiotic foods such as yogurt, kefir or ayran. They contribute to a healthy digestive system, as they fight the bad microorganisms, which secrete gas in the intestines. It is also good to take tablets or syrups with included lactobacilli and bifidobacteria, which take care of the gastrointestinal tract and strengthen the immune system.

Aloe vera has a good effect on every stomach ailment. The juice of the tropical plant has a calming effect on the gastric mucosa. It has the ability to regenerate epithelial cells, while having an anti-inflammatory action on the body. It is taken in the form of pills or juice. However, aloe has a diuretic effect, which means that it shouldn't be consumed if you have diarrhea.