There are drinks that help with nausea symptoms due to pregnancy, chemo, and the flu. When you feel like you can't stomach a bite of food try one of these drinks with ingredients to help soothe your nausea.
When I was going through chemo it was a challenge to find a food I could tolerate and one that might help me feel a little less sick to my stomach. I did find there were certain foods if I juiced them it helped take the edge off of the chemo side effects.
What foods settle your stomach?
Ginger origins for soothing stomach issues date back 1000s years to Southeast Asia. According to PubMed.gov ginger contains bioactive compounds, such as gingerol, paradol, and shogaol, which are thought to interact with your central nervous system and stomach to improve nausea symptoms
It's safe and effective which especially important if you are pregnant or going through cancer treatments. Consuming 0.5–1.5 grams of ginger root per day has been found to be effective at treating nausea due to motion sickness, surgery, chemotherapy, and pregnancy. (1) Also, it is loaded with nutrients and bioactive compounds that have health benefits for your body and brain.
Warm broth can be soothing when you don't feel good. A good quality bone broth made from chicken or beef bones can be a good choice. The USDA Food Data states that 1 cup of homemade chicken or beef stock ranges from 31 to 86 calories, 0.2 to 2.9g fat, 4.7 to 6g protein, and varying amounts of calcium, iron, potassium, and other minerals
Water and Clear Beverages
Even if you have not been eating due to nausea it is critical that you stay hydrated, especially if you have been vomiting or have a fever. Being dehydrated makes nausea feel worse. Don't load up on sugary soda or alcohol, but choose liquids that will rehydrate your body.
- Sports drinks
- Soda water or flavored sodas such as ginger ale
- Iced tea
- juice such as cranberry or apple
- Coconut water
Lemons contain citric acid, a naturally-occurring compound thought to aid digestion and soothe the stomach.
Mint can have a calming and numbing effect if you ingest it. The main ingredients in peppermint create a calming effect on the gastrointestinal tract and relax the muscles in your stomach.
Green apples contain pectin, which helps in neutralizing the acids in your stomach and can prevent you from feeling nauseated. The green apple adds a little sweetness to the juice and supplies vitamin C which will help keep someone healthy whose immunities are down.
It might surprise you that a little baking soda from the yellow box is good to add to your drinks to help with nausea. Baking soda is an alkaline substance, it alters the pH level of the acids it comes in contact within your stomach.
Fennel can be used to help reduce the symptoms of nausea. It has anesthetic constituents that reduce queasiness. It also contains a compound called anethole, which is a phytoestrogen that prevents acidity, flatulence, and accompanying problems like nausea.
Chamomile is considered a safe plant and has been used in many cultures for stomach pains and as a mild sedative. A cup of chamomile tea can help relax your digestive tract and ease symptoms of nausea.
A chemical in turmeric called curcumin can help fight the inflammation, bacteria, and viruses behind your queasiness. Plus, turmeric’s phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals combine to make antioxidants that support healthy brain chemistry, which can ease the mental causes of nausea like stress and anxiety. (2)
The sweet-sour taste of the ruby red grapefruit can help ward off waves of nausea while the fiber content of the fruit can help settle the stomach. If your friend complains of morning sickness, try to ship grapefruit juice to her and ask her to drink a glass together with a light breakfast. (3)
Tips for making drinks that help with nausea
Be sure and only use a slow masticating juicer such as Aicok Slow Masticating Juicer Extractor Easy to Clean,. Low masticating can perfectly separate juice and pulp, extracting higher-purity juice and preserving higher nutritional value. If you don't feel good it is important to fill your body with as many good nutrients as possible.