Morning Sickness: 5 Easy Ways To Survive
Stash some salty, 100 percent whole grain crackers at your bedside and eat a few as soon as you wake up, even if you’re not hungry. An empty stomach ups the risk of nausea.
GO FOR BALANCE
Aim for a diet high in protein (such as grilled chicken) and complex carbohydrates (such as whole grains and vegetables). If you start adding in rich, fatty foods, you may be more likely to suffer.
GRAB A LEMON
Slice it, sniff it, squeeze it into your drinking water—the refreshing smell and taste can calm your stomach. Suck on lemon drops if you’re feeling off while on the run.
CONSUME MORE CALORIES
If you’re concerned about getting enough nutrients, try a broth-based soup, which will help both hydrate you and give you some calories when you don’t feel like you can hold down solid food.
It’s no myth that ginger root can calm an upset tummy. Here’s a soothing morning sickness mocktail we love that puts the ingredient front and center.
Nutrition: 85 calories, 1 g fat (0g saturated), 7 g fiber, 2 g protein
• 4 to 6 raspberries (or 2 strawberries)
• 1 tablespoon lime juice
• 1 teaspoon grated ginger
• ¼ cup mango juice
• ¼ cup grapefruit juice
Muddle raspberries or strawberries at the bottom of a glass, and pour in lime juice. Add grated ginger, mango juice, grapefruit juice, and ice. Stir and enjoy