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Having an upset stomach, especially, when it leaves you with pain. You can add this to the cramping, nausea, belly bloating, or diarrhea, and it becomes near impossible to deal with day-to-day tasks. While it’s a good idea to keep your diet simple during these periods and there are certain foods that can actually help soothe the stomach. Here are some simple recipes that help an upset stomach.

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Bananas

Banana is a very good energy booster. This is because it can easily be digested and generally won’t upset your stomach. Bananas can help with an upset stomach because they contain pectin, which helps to naturally initiate bowel movements.

Pawpaw

Eating pawpaw encourages digestion, eases indigestion, and helps with constipation. The magic is in the enzymes papain and chymopapain of pawpaw, which helps break down proteins and soothe the stomach by promoting a healthy acidic environment.

Yogurt

Most dairy can be difficult to digest, but a serving of plain yogurt can have quite the opposite effect. The key is to make sure you’re choosing a yogurt that is labeled as having active cultures. These cultures will increase the number of good bacteria in your gut for a healthy stomach, aiding in digestion and reducing the uncomfortable feeling of being bloated.

White rice

When you have a running stomach, it’s a good idea to stick to bland foods like white rice, toast, or boiled potatoes. Besides not putting added stress on an already sensitive digestive system, white rice help ease diarrhea by absorbing fluids and adding bulk to your stool. When you’re back to feeling better, though, you should opt for whole-grain foods such as brown rice, since these are higher in fiber and antioxidants.

Ginger

Ginger helps with nausea and overall digestion. You can opt for ginger tea or ginger powder, or you can even chew on a fresh piece of ginger or ginger candy to ease an upset stomach.

Herbal tea

Besides the soothing effects of a warm cup of herbal tea, it has been noted for helping with bellyaches. In addition to easing symptoms associated with stomach upset, herbal tea has also been shown to help soothe a sore throat and an upset stomach.

By Damilola Faustino

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