8 easy-to-digest foods for your upset stomach that aren’t dry toast

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Are you recovering from a stomach bug or dealing with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? 

A regular diet of diverse foods definitely won’t do a sore tummy any favours. 

Swapping out spicy foods for a piece of plain white bread is a sacrifice that may save your stomach.

While plain white bread is good for settling an upset stomach, a recovery diet does not have to be so bland. 

Here are 10 foods to help settle your gurgling gut. 

1.     Pretzels 

The salt on pretzels functions as an electrolyte and can help with dehydration. Pretzels are also gentle on the tummy as long as they do not contain butter or whole grains which can affect stomach irritability, so check the ingredients.

2.     Watermelon

Like honeydew melon, watermelon is mainly comprised of water so the fruit is light and assists with hydration. The hydrating properties of watermelon can also help with constipation and is easily digested. 

3.     Chicken 

Protein is essential for recovery as it gives the body energy. When selecting meat opting for lean, low-fat option is the best bet. Baking or boiling chicken or fish is a great way to avoid fat which will further upset an already irritated stomach. 

  • Bananas 

When choosing bananas, make sure they are ripe. Green bananas contain resistant starch and, similarly to prebiotics, are hard to digest, so stick to browning bananas for an easily digested snack. 

5. Carrots

Carrots, both raw and cooked are not high in fiber so they are easy to digest, causing no extra trouble for a sorry stomach.

6. Sweet potatoes

Peel sweet potatoes before cooking as the skins can be detrimental to gut health recovery. Baking a sweet potato and scooping out the skin is an easy way to enjoy an easy to digest A healthy snack that isn’t going to bore the taste buds. 

7. Eggs

Eggs are not only trouble free for an irritated tummy’s but they are also quick and easy to prepare when not feeling the best. Simply hard boil or scramble (using little butter or milk) and preparing a stomach settling snack is as easy as that. 

8. Herbal tea 

While herbal tea isn’t food, sometimes the thought of stomaching anything chewable might hard to swallow. Herbal tea, especially chamomile, is great for soothing the stomach. Fennel tea can help to settle cramping and alleviate constipation, while ginger tea can aid in controlling nausea. 

Try out these food remedies the next time you are suffering from stomach pains, nausea, diarrhea or constipation and head to https://bondibeauty.com.au/life/health/5-reasons-your-gut-health-is-more-important-than-you-think/to find out why maintaining gut health is important.

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Shaneese Royal

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