8 Food Fixes For An Upset Stomach

AppleWhat’s ailing you? Is it indigestion? Acid Reflux? A mystery? Nothing ruins a good meal more than experiencing a tense stomach shortly after eating it. There is no shortage of medications in the drugstore that relieve upset stomach, and the same goes in the world of food.

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An upset stomach, especially one that is chronically so, indicates that something isn’t right with your digestive system or your acid environment. Many quick healers are natural. Here are seven good options:

1. Carrot and Mint “Juice”

It might sound iffy, but this concoction is helpful if you’re suffering from the winter flu; the carrot provides nourishment and peppermint soothes your upset stomach. Boil four sliced carrots, four cups of water, and one teaspoon of dried peppermint or one peppermint teabag. Turn the heat to medium-low and cook about 15 minutes or until carrots are soft. If you’re using a teabag, remove it, then blend the mixture until smooth and enjoy! You can also add a pinch of ground ginger to further soothe, or a squeeze of lemon juice for flavor.

2. Rice Tea

To settle an upset stomach or stop diarrhea, make a rice “tea.” Boil 1/2 cup of rice in six cups of water for about 15 minutes. Strain out the rice, then flavor the water with a dash of honey or sugar and drink warm.

3. Yogurt

You probably don’t crave anything dairy when you have a stomachache, but the probiotic qualities of yogurt—aka live bacteria—make it a good cure as it eases digestive discomfort and boosts your immune system. Just make sure to choose non-fat plain yogurt without added sugar or flavors when you have an upset stomach.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

A mixture of one tablespoon apple cider vinegar, one cup warm water, and one tablespoon honey will ease indigestion and…