How to Avoid an Upset Stomach


Getting an upset stomach is definitely no party for anyone, and though eating may be one of the last things on your mind when you have an upset stomach, it is still important to feed your body. So what should you eat that won`t make the situation worse?

1. Avoid certain types of food

Note when it comes to eating when you have an upset stomach is what not to eat. It is always best to avoid any foods that are particularly greasy or sugary, especially fried foods.

2. Stay hydrated

Dehydration is always a concern when it comes to illness, especially if your upset stomach involves vomiting or diarrhea. Staying hydrated is vital since your body needs the precious water to help flush out waste, bacteria or virus that may be causing your upset stomach. Water, hot teas, and sports drinks are always a good choice, but if your upset stomach comes with any other symptoms that make it difficult to drink, popsicles are an excellent way to keep yourself hydrated without drinking.

Teas are an perfect choice especially if you use some herbal knowledge to brew a great stomach-soothing mix. Ginger and fennel is great since the fennel is a natural remedy for gas and stomach cramps, and ginger is a fabulous natural soother of upset stomachs. Mint, cinnamon, and thyme also make great teas because they help move wastes out of the system. The warmth of the teas is always a welcome and soothing property alone.

It is worth to mention that modern ginger ale has little to no actual ginger in it, so unless you just enjoy drinking it when you`re sick, it really isn`t helping you in this respect. However, the carbonation in modern ginger ale and other sodas is sometimes soothing, so they could be a good choice as long as they are non-caffeinated since the caffeine can upset your stomach even more.

3. Keep stomach in comfort

Clear soups like plain broths or chicken noodle are always a good choice. Not only are they gentle on the system, but they`re comforting and they help keep you feeling warm even if you have a fever with your upset stomach. Other bland foods like apple sauce, oatmeal, bananas, crackers, rice and boiled chicken are all usually do not aggravate an upset stomach, so you can feel confident making a meal out of any of them.

Since everyone has different body what constitutes a good light meal for your upset stomach may spell an even more unhappy tummy for someone else. That is why it`s always important that you trust your intuition and instincts when it comes to any suggestion.