10 Foods To Get Rid Of Stomach Ache
The 10 foods listed below will help you get rid of stomach ache. Read below;
One of the most surefire ways to soothe an upset tummy is with ginger—a remedy that’s been used since ancient times. “Its properties naturally relax the intestinal walls,” says Dr. Susan Albers clinical psychologist at the Cleveland Clinic. “Try a cleansing light broth with ginger and shredded chicken or carrots, or sip a homemade ginger tea.”
BANANA AND ALMOND BUTTER
A gentle-on-the-stomach snack is banana slices with almond butter on whole grain toast. “Bananas are easy on the stomach and help you restore normal bowel function because they contain a natural ingredient called pectin,” explains Albers.
“Soothing your stomach can be as simple as drinking a glass of milk, which contains calcium,” explains Albers. “It will help balance your stomach’s pH level.”
LEMON AND CINNAMON
Add lemon and cinnamon to tea, oatmeal, water, or any other foods that are lighter on your stomach. “Lemon and cinnamon are great ingredients that contain antioxidants that help support the mucous layer in the stomach and small intestine that can be the cause of aches if you have an ulcer,” explains Ken Immer, CCHE and President & Chief Culinary Officer of Culinary Health Solutions.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Using apple cider vinegar when you have an upset stomach seems counter-intuitive because we know vinegar is an ‘acid’—the very thing that you’re told to stay away from when your stomach is ailing. “But when the vinegar is truly raw and unpasteurized—the kind that’s cloudy— it has wonderful, alkalizing effects,” explains Immer. “It’s an antidote for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and acid reflux.”
Apples contain pectin, which is a great way to relieve diarrhea. Applesauce—instead of whole, raw apples—are a better choice when your stomach is upset because it’s a much easier form to digest.
Dairy is usually a food group you’re told to stay away from when you’re stomach is upset. But plain yogurt that is labeled as having “active cultures” increase the number of good bacteria in your gut. This will help with digestion and get rid of that bloated, uncomfortable feeling in your stomach that makes you feel like you can’t even get up off the coach.
Mint—added to tea, preferably—is a soothing way to relieve gas and decrease that painful and uncomfortable cramping that comes along with it. Mint can reportedly help with the flow of bile and acids in your stomach.
Sold in health food stores, aloe juice can coat your stomach to relieve heartburn and stomach aches. But just keep in mind that while the juice is great for pushing toxins out of your system and clearing things out, you must drink it in moderation because it acts as a laxative.
If you’re feeling particularly gassy or stomach ache-y, chew on half a teaspoon of fennel seeds or some fresh fennel. Fennel is like a natural Gas-X and helps flush toxins from your system.