What foods can I eat to help an upset stomach

By Dixiemom Latest Reply 2011-11-13 11:56:35 -0600
Started 2011-11-06 15:45:57 -0600

I've been sick all night. My treatment befor PWD was to sip on room temperature coke or ginger ale. Tea with sugar and toast with butter. Had tea but BG was 154. Tried to eat a slice of toast with butter but could only do half. Ended up sleeping for 6 hours and was hungry. Had a scrambled egg and water.Right now I do not have an appetite nor does the food taste good. So at present I am sipping warm ginger ale. any suggestions would be most helpful.

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Dixiemom 2011-11-13 11:56:35 -0600 Report

Thank you ladies for all the good advice. I asked because I know how I always did things but now with diabetis it's a little different. Again, thanks for all the advice.

cindygal1 2011-11-09 08:20:54 -0600 Report

I always keep chickennoodle soup on hand and seven up. It seems to work when I can't anything else down and of course saltine crackers to nimble on they help with that too.

Gracie40 2011-11-08 19:44:36 -0600 Report

For GI upset: Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, Emergency physicians usually send people home with the BRAT diet. Broth, rice, applesauce and tea. Some even suggest chicken with rice soup after the nausea has subsided. No dairy products. Clear flat gingerale, 7up, Sprite and a couple of saltines.

pixsidust 2011-11-07 14:43:03 -0600 Report

Try a diet clear soda, like 7up, Mountain Dew or Sprite along with saltine crackers. I say saltines and no other cracker because saltines are made with a lot of baking soda. The baking soda helps to absorb stomach acids while the soda refreshes and keeps you from becoming dehydrated. This goes way back to my grandma

GabbyPA 2011-11-07 10:15:28 -0600 Report

I would try to find out what is upsetting your stomach. Sometimes the things we think will ease it make it worse. I have a friend who has been struggling with an ulcer and he was thinking milk would help. Turns out he is also lactose intolerant, what a mess. So be careful. If it is just a passing bug, then what has been suggested sounds good, but if it persists, I would check it out.

I would also stay away from full sugar drinks. Perhaps a ginger tea instead of ginger ale would be good. Stick with broths or something like an egg drop soup. That gives you broth and some protein. Sometimes it is best to just sleep it away.

Hope you are feeling better soon!

Dixiemom 2011-11-07 14:01:21 -0600 Report

Thanks Gabby, I do feel lota better today but am taking it slow and easy on the food. I totally forgot about ginger tea. Always drank it for this and it slipped my mind.

GabbyPA 2011-11-07 18:15:06 -0600 Report

Well, I am not a fan of artificial sweeteners and so diet sodas don't stay in the house. But we do keep some form of ginger around for tummy troubles. it is the best.
I don't know where you can get them, but there are ginger tablets that I had on a ocean boat trip in Australia that were a blessing. I don't get sea sick, but on that day I went to the bottom of the boat and it was rough...oh....boy. I was glad for those pills.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-06 23:31:48 -0600 Report

I'm with Heather, wheat crackers and brown rice. Also, maybe try a little hot chicken broth. Got to be careful the sodium, but the heat might help your stomach. We give it to patients at work for low bp and when they are feeling sick. Hope you feel better. Blessings, Mickey

Heather44118 2011-11-06 17:45:09 -0600 Report

whole wheat crackers, 1/2 a banana, brown rice and you can add the tea with sugar but watch how much. I do 1 tea of sugar with 1 pack of stevia. I eat small meals because I have no appitite. hope you feel better soon.

Dixiemom 2011-11-07 10:13:03 -0600 Report

Thanks for the info. Never thought about brown rice.

Heather44118 2011-11-07 10:19:05 -0600 Report

we have stopped all white foods in our house except cauliflower. White products digest faster and bring your sugar up faster. We have also started to use Quiona which is an ancient grain. 1/4 cup uncooked has 30 grams of carbs. I cook 1/2 a cup and it feeds 3 adults with no problem.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-11-07 13:45:24 -0600 Report

What is Quiona like? Do you use it instead of rice? Or is it more like a noodle thing? What do you eat it with? Sorry for the 20 ?'s, but interested in trying something new! Thanks!!:)

Dixiemom 2011-11-07 14:04:18 -0600 Report

I have used quinoa also. It's a grain. Can be used as a salad, in soups or as a side like rice. I also use barley in my soups.

Dixiemom 2011-11-07 20:35:31 -0600 Report

How long do you cook it? I never seem to get it right, it's always mushy. Do you buy the pre-washed?

Caroltoo 2011-11-08 01:20:18 -0600 Report

I'm not very precise about timing things; I tend to cook by instinct and taste. I usually brown it lightly in olive oil, then start it cooking in some organic, fat-free chicken broth while I decide what else to add to the dish.

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