Stomach: Spending a few days with a “queasy” stomach is one of the most common health problems. Generally, this issue resolves itself. However, a few taps on your diet can speed recovery. Let’s see which foods are your allies and which are not.
1. Eggs: Start With the White
Eggs are best eaten soft-boiled or in a French omelet.
If you have a reasonably delicate stomach, start by eating only the white. Later you will introduce the yolk since its high-fat content makes digestion more difficult.
You can accompany the egg with some toast breadsticks.
2. Dairy Products. The Less Fatty, the Better
To give your stomach little work, always choose natural dairy: plain yogurt, cottage cheese, and fresh cheeses.
Avoid whole milk, aged cheeses, and sugary desserts such as puddings or custards.
3. For Dessert, Roasted Apples
The fruit takes it better cooked or roasted since it is easier to digest.
In the case of apples, you can prepare them roasted or in the compote. Pears will also make your stomach right. Of course, they are cooked in the same way.
If you suffer from diarrhea, a grated apple and something dark (rusty) will do you well. Oxidation causes tannins to appear, compounds that enhance its astringent action, that is, it helps to cut diarrhea.
4. Bananas, Only if They Are Ripe
In general, you should avoid eating raw fruits. Except for bananas and non-acidic fruits, yes, as long as they are ripe.
The high potassium content of bananas works as an effective antacid
It also restores electrolyte and pH imbalances caused by nausea or vomiting.
Solid foods like bananas are not recommended immediately after vomiting.
5. Lentils, Without Skin
Don’t eat whole legumes: no lentils, no beans, no chickpeas. Pass them through the Chinese to remove the skin that is responsible for gas production.
To prevent lentils from giving off gas, leave them in water overnight and cook them with fresh water to reduce the number of oligosaccharides (a type of starch that causes flatulence).
6. Drink Water, Infusions, and Broths
It would help if you drank plenty of fluids to help eliminate germs from your body and prevent dehydration.
While the digestive discomfort lasts, the liquids you ingest shouldn’t be something other than water, broths, and digestive infusions (chamomile, fennel, lemon balm, linden, or lemon verbena).
You can also add a few drops of lemon to a bottle of water.
7. Avoid Red Meat
The objective of eating a bland diet is to facilitate digestion, which excludes the consumption of red meat.
Instead, you can eat white meats, such as chicken and turkey. Cook them on the grill, boiled, or baked.
Not all red meat is the same. The lean part of the shoulder of lamb or sirloin and pork tenderloin contains similar fat levels to lean meat.
8. Slow Absorption Hydrates
You can have some cookies for breakfast and prepare pasta to eat (very cooked and only seasoned with oil). At snack time, a few slices of white bread, butter toasted (biscuits).
For dinner, you can include some boiled, steamed or mashed potatoes, cooked white rice (let it cook very well), and homemade oatmeal porridge.
It would help if you avoided whole grains.
9. The Bluefish, for Another Time
Salmon, sardines or trout are fatty fish, that is, they have a fat percentage higher than 5%. Since a soft diet avoids fats, it is better to save these delicacies when your digestive system is recovered.
One tip: better the white fish. Prepare a plate of cod, hake, whiting, or monkfish. All of them are low in fat and easily digestible.
10. This Week Don’t Buy Tomatoes
It is advisable not to eat a tomato, garlic, or onion in addition to vegetables that produce flatulence, such as Brussels, cabbage, or broccoli.
You can easily take a pumpkin, zucchini, eggplant, carrots, and leeks cooked and without skin.
There are situations in life, such as convalescence from a surgical operation, infection, or trauma processes during which we do not have an appetite.
We get full quickly or have heavy digestions. In these cases, we must resort to soft diets.
In the gallery that you have seen, we have included those foods that are essential in these regimens due to their composition and preparation.
Remember These Tips:
- Avoid spicy or very spicy foods.
- Eat several times a day. It is better to eat 5 light meals than one large meal.
- Make sure that when you eat food, it is warm. Avoid very cold or scorching dishes.
- Make sure you chew very well to facilitate the digestive process.