Gentle foods we suggest to help soothe nausea

Feeling nauseous is uncomfortable, unsettling, and sometimes you’re not quite sure what will make it better. We actually encounter nausea more than we remember—on sick days, road trips, boat rides and when for the lactose intolerant people that indulge regardless, to mention a few. We’ve all been there, and we understand how frustrating this feeling can be. That’s why we want to share with you some gentle foods that we’ve found can help you soothe that uncomfortable feeling. We think it’s important to approach nausea with kindness—treating our bodies gently and offering them the nourishment they need to be calm again. So, let’s talk about  some simple options that we can all appreciate for a steady stomach.

We’ve noticed that ginger has a settled effect on our gut. This is why ginger shots are at the top of our lists when taking care of our gut health. It really is the perfect natural remedy to soothing nausea.

We can enjoy ginger in multiple forms. So if you’re not into ginger shots for whatever reason, you can start with a warm cup of ginger tea. Or, if you’re up for it, a small piece of raw ginger can be a sweet, spicy treat that also works wonders, for real. And on days when even those options seem like a bit much, steeping a few slices of fresh ginger in hot water can also do the trick. This method is mild and easy, especially when you’re feeling a bit fragile.

So, when nausea starts to make things feel a bit unstable or dizzy, consider reaching for ginger. It’s a simple way to help your body find its balance again. Also keep in mind, it’s all about what feels right for you. Starting small and listening to your body is key. 

Staying hydrated is one of the ways we can deal with nausea. It’s essential for us to take clear liquids like water. If pure water is too boring for you, try adding some lemon to your water for some personality. It’s just as refreshing, and can make sipping water a bit more joyful when your stomach is feeling unsettled.

We love this option because it’s actually tasty—Broths. Whether it’s chicken, beef, or vegetable broth, we’re there for the warmth and flavors. The warmth can be soothing, and the simple flavors are gentle enough not to stir up more nausea. 

For the times when water and broth don’t spark your joy, you can try clear electrolyte drinks. We’ve had our fair share of nausea and our doctor-friend has always suggested an electrolyte drink for us. They’re supposed to replace what your body may have lost, without overwhelming it. The key with electrolyte drinks, as with all clear liquids, is to take it slow. Take small sips regularly. But please remember, these are just suggestions from our journey to yours. 

Lastly, mint is a go-to for us. Drinking peppermint tea helps to ease the discomfort with each sip.  It’s not just about tea though. Sometimes, even the simple act of smelling peppermint oil can bring a sense of relief. We keep a small bottle on hand, especially for those times when brewing a cup of tea feels like a bit too much effort. A few deep breaths of peppermint oil can be surprisingly calming, helping with nausea. 

And let’s not forget the classic peppermint gum or candy. So, we like to keep a few candies and gum in our pockets for a quick way to help settle our stomachs on the go.


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