What feels better than sipping on hot tea during rains? Sipping hot tea with Onion Pakoda, and some Mint Chutney on the side! But too much of a good thing can be bad – case in point, the gas, bloating, nausea, and overall stomach discomfort that follows heavy munching on theses delicious monsoon snacks. The good news is that you can get relief from the consequences of such delicious sessions of gluttony simply by replacing your next meal with one or more of these miracle foods:
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Apples and Applesauce
Apple and applesauce are easy to digest and contain a treasure trove of roughage providing pectin, making them effective in relieving both, diarrhea and constipation. In addition, they have a calming effect on the stomach and contain high quantities of insoluble fiber and other enzymes, providing all the calories that your body needs.
Naturally rich in potassium, pectin, and sugar, bananas are a great food to treat nausea and are easily digestible. If you are suffering from diarrhea, bananas can help firm up the stool, and provide your body the potassium it needs to recover from dehydration. Also, they contain sugar so you get calories when you’re probably not eating much.
Not only is fresh ginger an excellent way to calm upset stomachs, it can also help you treat bad nausea. Numerous studies have shown that chewing on a piece of fresh ginger, or even a ginger candy, can work well as an anti-nausea remedy and improve overall digestive health. Besides, there are many ways to consume ginger – ranging from fresh ginger, to ginger candy, to ginger tea, to even as an ingredient in soup.
A rich source of proteolytic enzymes, which help the digestive process, papaya is another great fruit to treat nausea or the general feeling of being unwell. Some of the other enzymes found in the fruit are papain and chymopapain that help break down proteins and soothe the stomach by easing indigestion and helping with constipation by promoting a healthy acidic environment.
Most Gastroenterology Doctors will advise you to avoid most dairy products when your stomach is upset, but there is one dairy product that can have quite a soothing effect on your stomach – some plain, organic yogurt/yoghurt that still contains live or active cultures of bacteria, as these can help restore the good bacteria in your digestive tract, aiding in digestion and reducing the uncomfortable feeling of being bloated.
Nausea, bloating, diarrhea, gas—whatever gastrointestinal conditions you might be suffering from, we all can agree that they can’t be fun. When your stomach is not well, you can’t sleep, you can’t go out, but above all, you can’t really eat. And if you can’t do that, what’s the point of anything!
But seriously, the above-mentioned miracle foods will help you with most of your stomach problems. If you still can’t shake off your tummy troubles, contact us to seek medicinal intervention.