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Gut Instinct: 3 recipes to rescue an upset stomach

2024-01-205 min read

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Having an upset stomach is never fun, but it gets even worse when you realize that you can’t indulge in all the sugary guilty pleasures that you might have planned for the day. Luckily, finding relief from this unpleasant experience can be as simple as turning to your kitchen. So here are three soothing recipes that can help rescue you from the pain of an upset stomach -

 

Ginger Mint Tea:

The best thing you can do for your stomach right now is to not stress it out, so keep it simple. This classic remedy, with its digestive benefits, has been a classic for centuries. Ginger, with its anti-inflammatory properties, when combined with mint, helps ease nausea and soothe an upset stomach by aiding digestion.

 

Ingredients -

  • Ginger

  • Mint Leaves

  • Water

  • Honey

 

Recipe -

  • Thinly slice your ginger

  • In a pot, bring the water to a boil.

  • Add the ginger slices and a handful of fresh mint leaves to the boiling water.

  • Let the mixture steep for 10 minutes.

  • Strain the infused liquid.

  • Add a touch of honey to the tea, adjusting the sweetness to your taste.

 

Banana and Yogurt Smoothie:

Bananas can be your go-to for a gentle, stomach-soothing snack. When combined with yogurt, which is chock-full of probiotics that promote gut health, you get a powerful duo to calm an upset stomach.

 

Ingredients -

  • 1 ripe banana

  • 1 cup of plain yogurt

  • 1 tablespoon of honey

 

Recipe -

Blend your ripe banana with a cup of plain yogurt and a tablespoon of honey until smooth.

 

Rice Porridge with Turmeric:

Now hear us out. This may sound as instagrammable as the other two, but it has made it to this list for a reason. When it comes to upset stomachs, turmeric can be a game-changer. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and healing properties, it reduces any unpleasant bloating that you might be experiencing.

 

Ingredients -

  • 1 cup of rice

  • Turmeric

  • Salt

  • Water

 

Recipe -

  • Cook your rice in a larger quantity of water than usual.

  • Add a pinch of turmeric.

  • Simmer your rice until it's soft and just a little runny.

  • Add salt to taste.

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