No one likes an upset stomach. We’ve all been there; the cramps, the nausea, and the persistent state of bed head. All clear signs that you’re not feeling well and are in dire need of some serious antibiotics, right? Well, no. There are many methods on how to beat an upset tummy, from poultices to medicinal syrups and prescriptions, but a true believer in the healing power of natural remedies knows there's a better way.
Including fruit into your diet is one of the best ways to combat an upset stomach. As with most all natural remedies, there isn't much scientific backing but nothing is more telling than word of mouth. Here is a small list of healthy foods you should incorporate into your diet to have you on your way to better health in no time.
We’ve all heard the old saying on how an apple a day will keep the doctor away but what if an apple could do even more than that? Try chomping on a crisp apple if you are constipated and prefer an all natural option. The pectin in the skin of your apple will aid in the removal of waste to get things moving along. When your tummy is in turmoil and you're experiencing a bad case of diarrhea, you will find that applesauce is your friend. It will provide you with enough calories to sustain your metabolism while your body works hard to fight your illness.
Bananas are wonderful in providing nutrients, such as potassium to combat dehydration. Another bonus is that the low sugar content in bananas will not make you nauseous. You can also count on bananas as a remedy for diarrhea as it will help to restore nutrients which were lost during your affliction; and help to replenish your dwindling energy stores.
Ginger is believed to be one of the best all natural remedies for a many number of maladies, from upset stomachs to headaches. A great recipe is to peel the ginger root and slice it into thin rounds. Simmer the slices in a few cups of water for about 20 minutes and strain into a tea cup. Add honey to taste and enjoy the deliciously sweet and spicy brew. It'll be sure to have your tummy feeling right as rain in no time. You’ll also have bragging rights with your friends once they find out you've made your own herbal tea. You’ll love the delightful fragrance of brewed ginger as it’s also great for aromatherapy.
Coconuts definitely deserve their time in the spotlight. Coconut water is the pure essence of a coconut and if you haven't tried it, you have no idea what you're missing. For an upset stomach, you may want to drink the coconut water when it is cool. An extra reward is the coconut’s healing electrolytes and you're also helping yourself to a nice dose of Vitamin C.
If you’re not really inspired by the idea of actually chewing your all natural remedy, then you might benefit from juicing. Juices and smoothies are a perfect way to incorporate a wide variety of fruits and vegetables into your diet without the fuss.
Next time your stomach is feeling in the dumps, try blending together a smoothie with a few ice cubes, coconut water and a banana in a blender. For an extra special touch, add a few small pieces of diced up ginger. Blend it all together to enjoy a delicious and nutrient boosting treat. You're body will be sure to thank you.