Annoyingly, I’ve been having a lot of stomach problems, that are all leading me to feel nausea regularly. Nausea, the uneasiness of the stomach, can occur before you vomit, or after eating something that doesn’t mesh well with your stomach. Although the feeling is not a nice one, and you probably don’t want to even see food, there’s some foods that help upset stomachs, and soothe the belly from nausea.
Ahead, the 7 best foods for nausea that will calm your stomach and help you to get rid of nausea.
The fiber in apples will help rid your body of toxins, and ease digestion—in turn, helping relieve nausea. When you start to feel icky, reach for one whole apple.
People will generally recommend soup when you aren’t feeling well, but a large bowl of chicken soup will be too heavy for an upset stomach. Chicken broth, however, is light enough to soothe the stomach, and nutritious enough to make you feel full.
When you feel nauseous, the best thing you can do is eat foods that are light and easy to digest: bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast, aka BRAT. By eating BRAT foods, the body will re-bind stool, and restore nutrients lost from vomiting. After vomiting or feeling nauseous, stick to BRAT for 24-48 hours max.
Helps food go through our digestive system easier.
Perhaps an unusual one on the list, chamomile tea—loaded with apigenin, a bioflavonoid compound—is the ultimate relaxer.
Your parents or family members might suggest crackers when your stomach hurts, as they soak up all the hurt. The secret? They are high in starch, helping to absorb stomach acids and calm the digestive system.
Help stimulate the secretion of saliva and digestive juices—yielding to gastric emptying and an ease of nausea.
Of course, there are several other foods that can help with nausea, but these are the 7 that are found to be the most useful. It goes without saying that if you have been trying these foods, and nothing seems to help the nausea, or it is getting worst, consult your doctor.
You may have underlying gut issues that could be causing the nausea, and your primary doctor should be able to run tests and prescribe some relief for you. Or at the very least, put you on a specific diet (ex. elimination diet), to see what’s causing the nausea.