Have you ever had a feeling in your stomach where you were in discomfort? You don’t know whether to run to the bathroom or just to sit around waiting for the tummy troubles to go away. Well, you could be feeling indigestion, which is pain or discomfort in the stomach associated with difficulty in digesting food.
Indigestion can be easily avoided for some people or others might have a weak stomach where digesting food is harder for them. Consuming certain types of food can increase your chance of indigestion as well. Alcohol, chocolate, spicy foods, fried/fatty foods, and acidic foods are known to cause this digestive discomfort. Also avoid eating too much, eating too fast, and eating high-fatty foods because they cause these symptoms as well. Drinking too much alcohol, smoking cigarettes, stress and fatigue are also culprits.
With the biggest football game of the year on the calendar this weekend, and Sunday’s Super Bowl known as the second biggest eating day of the year in the U.S., cases of indigestion are bound to be more abundant than bad calls and painted fans.
The standard football party food is most likely to give you indigestion. If you can’t stay away from the big slices of pizza, remember all things in moderation should reduce the chances of indigestion.
As well, these foods will help ease your stomach discomfort after the game on Sunday.
1. Bananas can help reduce the chances of getting indigestion because it contains pectin, it is known to help bowel movements.
2. Researchers says that ginger soothes upset stomachs and can prevent vomiting.
3. Herbal tea, such as peppermint, anise, and chamomile, have natural healing properties known to ease stomach symptoms.
4. Lastly, yogurt with “active live cultures” and probiotics naturally relieve indigestion. Look for brands like Chobani that include a list of probiotics in their ingredients label.
Indigestion is common, it can occur occasionally or happen daily. It isn’t a disease, but there are ways to help reduce the chances of severe indigestion symptoms. Remember to eat more slowly and avoid fatty foods to reduce the bloating and stomach pains.