When it comes to treating upset stomachs and nausea we know a thing or two, after all, we are the #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand. In general, it’s best to go easy on your stomach and tread carefully. The tips below are meant to help you eat a little something without upsetting your stomach further.
1. Keep It Bland!
While your stomach is feeling upset, avoid greasy, salty and processed foods like donuts, sausage, fast food, fried foods, chips and pastries.
Bland foods are your best friends right now––try eating:
- English Muffins
- And if you want protein, try baked chicken and fish
And remember to avoid greasy, processed and salty foods.
2. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
When you have an upset stomach or are nauseous, staying hydrated is important. Be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Your body should have between 8-10 glasses of clear fluids a day––ideally water. Eating foods with lots of fluid in them also helps up your hydration game. Clear soups and popsicles are a great way to get the fluids you need while also getting something fairly bland in your stomach.
3. Snacks are Better Than Meals
When your stomach is feeling upset, instead of eating 3 big meals, try to eat 6-8 smaller ones. This way you are giving your stomach a smaller amount of food to handle at once. Stick to bland foods like toast, potatoes, rice, noodles, etc.
4. Say NO to Coffee, Soda and Alcohol
Having an upset stomach isn’t fun, and neither is avoiding your favorite drinks. But, your upset stomach will thank you later for avoiding coffee, soda and alcohol, and by avoiding them you’re also helping to avoid nausea that is associated with an upset stomach.
Hopefully, these 4 tips helped guide you through what to eat with an upset stomach, and what to eat for nausea. And remember, Pepto-Bismol is the #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand that has been a household favorite for decades because it treats all 5 symptoms of stomach trouble: Heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea and nausea.