The first meal after an upset stomach is a trick you don’t want to eat anything that will further affect your digestive tract. Stomach upset can make people feel great discomfort. It can make you feel weak and nauseous while indigestion or diarrhoea, vomiting, excessive gas or bloating can be caused but you can control these symptoms by controlling your diet until your stomach upset goes away. Lemon juice is the best and basic home remedy that can make you keep hydrated but here’s a look at what you could typically include in your diet:
- Coconut Water- It contains crucial electrolytes that keep the body hydrated. These electrolytes are naturally found in the human body but when you are dehydrated or unwell you tend to lose these electrolytes. Coconut water helps replenish them in the most natural way possible.
- Khichdi- Prepare khichdi from moong dal and rice and no spices. It is one of the lightest foods and with a healing property for digestion. You can also add a little turmeric to it as it contains antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
- Bananas- It is one of the most easily digestive fruit as the body is depleted of potassium through vomiting and diarrhoea, so bananas which are rich in this mineral can replenish it. They also contain pectin which is good for digestion.
- Toast- It made from white flour or maida that contains bland carbs which do not offer to many benefits but it is great for an upset tummy. It is low fibre food that can help neutralize excess stomach acid and stop diarrhoea.
- Yoghurt or buttermilk- Probiotics are great for digestive health since they keep the gut healthy. One of the naturally available sources is in plain yoghurt. If your yoghurt is too thick then churn it into buttermilk which is an amazing way to hydrate your body with probiotic benefits.These were the food items that you can eat in case of stomach upset or food poisoning and try to avoid fried foods, spicy foods, milk, coffee, citrus fruits and raw vegetables as it contains a large amount of fibre which is hard to digest during an empty stomach.