Whether it’s that time of the month, an incoming cold or even something you ate – an upset stomach is never pleasant to deal with. The only way to feel better is to relax and take it easy, avoid junk food which will only make the problem worse and treat yourself with tea and fluids. You can also try the following home remedies which are sure to have you feeling better in no time.
Avoid making the mistake of over-eating, especially during lunch and dinner time. This can only lead to an upset stomach which we all know is annoying to deal with. Snack often throughout the day on fruits, vegetables, nuts and yoghurt to keep your system regular.
Although some forms of dairy may not be the best when paired with a sore tummy, yoghurt is packed with probiotics (good bacteria), which is sure to have you feeling better faster. Enjoy with nuts and wholemeal flakes to take the edge off.
Pukka tea is specially formulated to provide powerful medicinal benefits which are fantastic for people suffering from an upset stomach. Lemon, ginger and manuka honey ($7.95) offers a modern take on a traditional winter remedy, and helps to soothe sore throats and calm down an upset stomach.
Some kinds of fruits including apples, orange and melons are known to cause stomach related issues in some people. It is best to stay away from these fruits if you don’t have the best success rate when it comes to digesting them. If you’re still lacking that hit of vitamin C, why not take a chewable multi-vitamin instead.
There’s a reason why chicken soup always makes us feel better! Bland foods such as white rice, boiled potatoes and dry toast help to absorb extra fluids in the body and also keep the body full and satisfied.
Not only is ginger great for relieving the symptoms of nausea and vomiting, but studies show they help our overall health. Throw in one gram of fresh, powdered ginger into your green tea to relax your stomach.
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