Everyone experiences a stomach ache every now and again, whether it’s because of something you’ve eaten, or because you have a stomach bug, or even because you are a little bit hungover, your stomach will often react and it can be extremely painful.
Unfortunately, there is no one way to cure your stomach forever, you can’t just take a pill and expect to be cured. But there are certain foods that can help you. Even if you don’t think you can eat while you feel like this, there are a number of foods that will actually help ease your stomach ache instead of making it worse.
The chosen foods are easy to digest, and are composed of simple carbohydrates. By eating these foods you can soothe your stomach and relieve the pain, many of them also have a number of other benefits to greatly assist in your overall health.
One of the most well-known foods for relieving a stomach ache are bananas. Made up of simple carbohydrates, which the body can process easily, and potassium, which helps your body to balance minerals and fluids. The riper the banana the better.
Since ancient times, ginger has been understood as an antidote for nausea and vomiting for centuries. Drinking ginger tea is a great way to ingest the herb, make sure you make it with fresh ginger for the maximum benefits. Ginger ale and ginger beer are not the most efficient way to get ginger as there is often no real ginger in those soft drinks.
Toasted bread is way better for your stomach, than un-toasted bread. The carbon and ash residue on the surface gives your body gastric relief and helps to soak up the toxins in your stomach.
Fennel contains gas-relief properties called anethole, so if you are suffering from excessive gas then fennel could be your answer. It helps to reduce the inflammation of the stomach and it can even help to get rid of common food pathogens such as e-coli and salmonella.
This wonder herb, especially in the form of oil, has some incredible affects on your body. From helping with indigestion, nausea and Irritable Bowel Syndrome to helping to ease the pain of spicy foods. Like other types of mint, the menthol properties in peppermint has soothing affects on your stomach.
While it is still important to go to your doctor when you have a stomach upset, especially if you have persistent problems with your stomach, these five foods can help to alleviate minor symptoms from specific stomach minor problems, such as a food upset, too much food, or bloating. However, if you do notice the symptoms worsening make sure you see your doctor immediately.
By Charlotte H.