Having a queasy stomach can be an unpleasant experience; so this article has some recommendations for foods that you should eat to ease or prevent a queasy stomach (or as some say a queezy stomach).
Eating well and remaining hydrated is an absolute must when you are suffering with an upset or queasy stomach. You will need to be strict with your diet when you have a queasy stomach because your digestive system is weakened and eating heavy foods will slow down your recovery.
- Make soup with rice and vegetables. This is a great food for a queasy stomach which need not be tasteless. However, make sure that it’s not too spicy. The blander the food is, the better it will be for your queasy stomach.
- Boiling apples and peeling them when they are cool before eating them will help to settle your stomach. This falls into the applesauce category.
- Yogurt is known as one of the best foods for a queasy stomach. It cools the inflammation in your stomach and can provide you with much needed instant relief.
- Bananas are also considered as one of the best foods to ease a queasy stomach. Try mashing a banana and add chopped apple.
- Crackers light in salt are also good for a queasy stomach because they are bland and dry which makes them easy to digest.
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The BRAT Diet
Eating a well-balanced diet is not always recommended when you have a queasy stomach.Before you freak out about the lats sentence, hear me out. The BRAT Diet is an acronym for the term Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast. The BRAT Diet is made up of foods that are bland as well as low in fiber because food high in fiber causes you to produce more gas and will cause even more irritation to your digestive system, making your queasy stomach worse.
However, the BRAT Diet is more often lacking in better nutritional value as it lacks protein, fiber, fat, calcium and certain vitamins.
So with that in mind, you should only follow the BRAT Diet for a short time period since it does not supply all the nutrients that a healthier or more complete diet offers.
If you follow the BRAT Diet for a long period of time, then you could become malnourished which means that your body isn’t getting the important nutrients that it requires. If you are malnourished, your recovery may be prolonged.
You should build your food intake back up slowly to avoid your queasy stomach problems from recurring. Restricting the amount of food you eat during these episodes will also help to reduce the amount of time that you have diarrhea, if any is present.
One important thing: The Brat Diet may not be best for children. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children needs to resume their normal diet approximately 24 hours after they initially got sick. They suggest putting a child back on a diet that consists of fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates, yogurt, and even meat.
If your child has been suffering from any of these symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a doctor immediately:
- Consistent diarrhea for more than 3 days.
- Child is showing signs of noticeable lightheadedness
- reduced urine (remember to keep your child hydrated)
- sunken cheeks and even signs of no tears
- A temperature at or above 102 degrees (this is Fahrenheit)
Even if you don’t like drinking plain water, try to drink at least small amounts at regular intervals to prevent dehydration. Also it is best to try and replace depleted electrolytes to reduce the risk of salt imbalance. A severe salt imbalance can cause general weakness, coma and possibly even death.
So in a nutshell, by restricting your diet to easy-to-digest and bland foods along with drinking plenty of liquids for a short time, you will increase your chances to being on the way to recovery from your queasy stomach.