Other than spending time with family, one of the best parts of the holiday season is all the delicious food. Unfortunately, it is easy to get an upset stomach from overindulging in your favorite festive fare. The good news is that some of the tastiest holiday treats can work to counteract the digestive upsets that are common this time of year.
Heartburn and Indigestion
Enjoying fried, fatty, and spicy foods can trigger a burning sensation in your chest, otherwise known as heartburn. While occasional heartburn and indigestion are normal, they are not pleasant. To avoid them, try eating more of this holiday staple: green bean casserole. Green beans are high in fiber, meaning they can reduce stomach acid and help you feel fuller faster.
When you have diarrhea, it can be stressful trying to decide what you can eat. Calm your worry with the knowledge that foods which are known to be gentle on the stomach and have a low fiber content can help settle your symptoms. One such food is potatoes – including sweet potatoes! So, if your tummy is a little touchy at a holiday gathering, add roasted potatoes or sweet potato casserole to your plate.
Gas and Bloating
If your stomach feels too full or your clothes feel tight, these are signs that your digestive system is gassy and bloated. Thankfully, eating dishes like stewed or baked apples can help alleviate these sensations. Apples, which are rich in potassium and fiber, help balance your body’s fluids and aid in moving food through the body.
Nausea can have various triggers, but there are dietary choices you can make to calm your stomach upset. Bland foods, such as crackers, are a great way to soothe your gut. Peppermint has also been shown to relax stomach muscles. So, relieve your symptoms by camping out next to the charcuterie board with a handful of peppermint bark or a mug of peppermint tea.
If these helpful holiday dishes are not providing enough relief, try Boiron digestive relief medicines. These solutions are discreet and convenient thanks to their meltaway tablets, which require no water. Plus, they’re powered by plant-based and other pure active ingredients.
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*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.