Nutrition

What REALLY Soothes An Upset Stomach.

You guys- an upset stomach is the worst.  No I lied- having people tell you had to HEAL an upset stomach is the worst.  If I am told to chug one more bottle of Kombucha from all of my favorite nutritionist friends (LOVE YOU ♥) I may cry. 

Rule number 1: Before even reading what soothes an upset stomach below: be mindful of what upsets you’re stomach. My stomach reacts fine to gluten and dairy, but if yours does not- respectfully, to your body, try to avoid those foods.

 Soothe An Upset Stomach

White Rice: White rice is bland, and treats your tummy well.  It soaks up any extra liquid that may be lurking in your digest system without a ton of fiber.  Yes, Fiber is glorious, but with an upset stomach- we want less roughage. 

Apple Cider Vinegar- This one is for all of my college friends after taking way to many shots of tequila. Grab a clean shot glass because you will want to drink this FAST.  Apple Cider Vinegar may alleviate both heart burn and stomach cramping. 

Peppermint: Peppermint has antispasmodic properties which helps sooth our stomach and calms our digestive system.  You can have peppermint in tea form, or get the same effects by chewing on the leaves or smelling some peppermint oil (strangely). 

Ginger: Ginger helps with anything from a stomach ache to motion sickness. Specifically, ginger is really great at helping digest heavy hearty meals.  I keep candied ginger around at my house because it’s so much easier to eat or I brew ginger tea! 

Banana: Bananas are rich in potassium as well as pectin which helps aid in digestion.  Look for barely ripe bananas with a greener tint as these are even easier to digest.

 

Welp. It looks like a lot of advice I have heard from my family & friends is true! But at least we now have the research to back it up! 

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