Health Tip – Oct. 4 – Home Remedies for an Upset Stomach
An upset stomach is an affliction that is common in people of all ages and walks of life. Stomach problems can be caused by a myriad of problems big and small including stress, food poisoning, food allergies and problems with digestion. Sometimes it is the littlest thing that you would not even think about that is causing your discomfort.
Sometimes, it is not the food you are eating, but the lack of food that causes stomach problems. Going without food for extended periods can lead to a buildup stomach acid, which will cause a lot of discomfort. The best way to cure this type of stomach ailment is to eat a nice healthy snack to give these acids something to work on. Also, stay away from the soda pop. This will only make matters worse.
Oftentimes, it does happen to be the foods you are eating that are giving you a tummy ache. In this case, the best solution is to drink a good tea that will help settle your stomach and aid in digestion. A simple green tea is good as is tea made from chamomile, ginger, mint or cinnamon. A little honey or sugar added to the tea will benefit you as well.
Baking soda, a common staple in your cupboard can also help neutralize stomach acid. Just a teaspoon in a glass of warm water can do wonders.
If pain persists, consult your doctor, as this could be an indication of more than just a simple upset stomach.