Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Foods To Soothe A Foodie's Tummy

A foodie's life may be a great one but he or she has to have a strong stomach. Our kind love everything from the spiciest to the iciest when it comes to food and drink. However our stomachs may not like what we eat. What to do? Well, there could be that ever present bottle of Tums or Rolaids or you can fight fire with fire. There are a few foods that settle a dyspeptic tummy.

Ginger is one of the best cures for any upset stomach or nausea. I always have some on hand that I can eat right from the canister or drop a cube or two into my tea. It's been soothing stomachs since the beginning of timeand was considered a digestive aid in Colonial America. Ginger ale, beer or tea is perfect for anyone suffering through a bad stomach flu. The ginger will stop and settle the nauseous feelings while the sugar and liquid stave off any dehydration. Ginger is also good for curing motion sickness so have it in the car for long trips. You can buy the Ginger People's Ginger Chews for this. One or two taken with hot or cold tea should do the trick.

I found that peppermint is another good tummy soother. I always have a tin of the uber mints, Altoids in my bag. These little dynamos have gotten me through some greasy, spicy meals and their aftereffects for the years.Peppermint is good in tea and help a roiled stomach after a big lunch or dinner. Have a box of it at the ready for just such occasions. It may be a little daunting if you have some kin d of stomach bug however. Use it in moderation if you feel a little off. Ginger is the better choice here.

Don't reach for the Tums or Rolaids right away if you're not feeling quite right. Try the foodie remedy of all natural ginger or peppermint to cure an upset stomach. You'll feel better . Trust me.

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