9 foods that can soothe an upset stomach

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If you’ve got gas, bloating, or a fussy tummy, try eating these foods which can calm things down. Stomach cramps, Gas, Bloating. Whether it’s a certain food that just didn’t sit well with you, overeating, anxiety, or a stomach virus, sometimes your tummy just feels icky. When that happens, you need relief. (Keep in mind that certain foods — dairy, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, and even gluten — can do a number on your stomach, so you may want to try taking them out of your diet and seeing if your symptoms go away.)

If you’re looking to settle your stomach, try eating these foods.

1. Mint

9 foods that can soothe an upset stomach

Sip some mint tea and it will relieve gas and decrease cramping, says Jacqueline Wolf, M.D., a physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and author of A Woman’s Guide To a Healthy Stomach. “However, mint also relaxes the high-pressure zone between the esophagus and stomach and may give some people heartburn.”

If you’re prone to heartburn, you might try chamomile tea or another soothing herb tea. Avoid sugarless mint gum because its artificial sugars may cause gas, bloating and burping, Wolf adds.

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