Published On: Thu, Jan 7th, 2016

7 Foods that is beneficial for painful stomach



All the tensions start from an upset stomach and it is perhaps the worst feeling ever, whether its nausea, vomiting or merely a common icky feeling because of a stomach germ. While it is better to have a simple diet and there are certain foods that can fundamentally assist to soothe your belly. Here are some suggestions by experts to calm tummy troubles.


Bananas are suggested because they are an energy booster for marathon runners as they are easily digestible and usually do not distress the stomach. Robynne Chutkan, who is an assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC, tells that they also hold potassium which is useful when you are dehydrated from vomiting or diarrhea. They enclose sugar which is helpful to calories when you are perhaps not consuming much. They hold pectin, which is helpful for stomach problems.


Papeeta is an enzyme-vitamin-heavyweight, which is helpful in healthy digestion and also eases painful indigestion and heartburn. It also lessens constipation. It holds enzymes like papain and chymopapain, they break down proteins and soothe the stomach through giving a healthy acidic environment. They are chock-full of fiber so don’t consume them much in quantity and stick to a small portion per day.

White rice

White rice with different starchy foods, for example, potatoes and oats can be helpful in coating the lining of the stomach, facilitating well-organized digestion and also provides an in general soothing effect, suggests by Dr. Chutkan. Amit Bhan, service chief of gastroenterology at Henry Ford Health System, in West Bloomfield, Michigan, says that starchy foods don’t remain in the stomach for long periods of time that’s why they don’t acid reflux to feel you worse. Boiled white rice is also useful in diarrhea because they absorb fluids and put bulk to your stool.


A slice of toast can be useful to easing the agonizing tummy problem. It doesn’t remain in the stomach for a long time such as a high-fat meal to feel you gradually more uncomfortable. But don’t adorn it with delish butter and heavy sweet jam until you’re feeling better.


There are various research studies which recommend this desi staple for an anti-nausea therapy for in general digestive health. But don’t consume it more initially only four grams of ginger is recommended per day. You can also chew on a piece of fresh ginger or steep fresh ginger in hot water.

Coconut water

It has a lot of health benefits from kidney health to blemish-free skin and also one of them being, comforting distress tummies. It holds natural sugars which give calories as well as electrolytes, for example, potassium. It also holds Vitamin C that assists in refreshing the body that might have lost nutrients whereas you have been sick. It is useful because it doesn’t have artificial ingredients, for instance, food colorings.


It is considered as surprisingly beneficial for uneasy stomach and helps in digestion and lessening the painful feeling of being bloated.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.