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How To Prevent an Upset Stomach

Watch more Digestion & Stomach Problems videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Prevent an upset stomach by tweaking some dietary habits. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Start a food diary Start a food diary and make a note every time a food irritates your stomach. Step 2: Exercise Exercise 30-60 minutes a day to maintain a healthy weight and reduce stress. Even a short walk after dinner will help. Step 3: Eat smaller meals Eat smaller meals and avoid alcohol, cigarettes, and regular use of pain relievers such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, which can inflame the stomach lining. Step 4: Eat fermented food Whenever you indulge in a meal of fatty or fried foods, try to also eat fermented foods like pickles, sauerkraut, kimchi, tempeh, and yogurt. The bacteria in these products help break down and absorb fatty foods that are difficult to digest. Tip Some yoga poses aid digestion by increasing blood flow to the digestive system. Step 5: Drink herbal tea Drink soothing herbal drinks, such as ginger or chamomile teas, rice water, or apple cider. Step 6: Eat raw or steamed vegetables Eat raw or steamed vegetables. Cooked veggies are depleted of some of the enzymes that benefit digestion. Step 7: See a doctor If you still experience frequent upset stomach, see a doctor about possible food allergies, ulcers, or other conditions that irritate the gastrointestinal tract and need further treatment. Did You Know? Abdominal pain can stem from a pinched nerve in the spine.
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