At times when everything is done “in haste” and “on feet”, neither nutrition is not different. In many households, dry food and products full of additives are often on the menu, much more than the food that is eaten with a spoon. When you add to that a lot of coffee, alcohol, carbonated beverages, stress and fatigue – the stomach, the intestines and the entire digestive tract languish in poverty.

healthy ways to calm down stomach pain
Healthy ways to calm down stomach pain

Since most people are not immune from the aforementioned disadvantages of modern life, from time to time they feel “painful response from belly”. Fortunately, we are surrounded by natural substances that can strengthen and preserve the health of the digestive tract.

1. Tea from coriander, chamomile, basil, mint, caraway and fennel – even Hippocrates knew that the coriander has healing properties and herbalists say it is a good antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac. Of all the ingredients the most effective is an essential oil, which contributes to the formation of gastric juices and soothes. Caraway regulating gases, basil maintain balance in the intestinal flora, and mint acts relaxing to the stomach and intestines, and reduces cramps, nausea, flatulence, pain and occurrence of excess air.

chamomile tea
chamomile tea

In addition to regulating digestion mint participate in the creation of gastric juices necessary for digestion. Fennel supports digestion, reduces bloating and cramps. Depending on the symptoms you have,you can prepare tea from all these plants separately, or you can combine them. It is best to drink during the day two to three cups of these always freshly prepared drink.

2. Black tea – with the addition of a little salt and honey will act refreshingly,and among other things, will have a beneficial effect on the stomach and will calm intestines. It is recommended to be taken several times a day per one cup.

3. Tea mixtures – Take equal parts of chamomile, mint and lemon balm. Pour on this mixture 200 ml of boiling water and immediately cover. Wait for 15 minutes, strain and drink sip by sip.

4. Medicinal powder – Mix 30 g of fennel, cumin and coriander and 10 g. of Angelica root. Make powder of this mixture and take a pinch during the day after eating. At the same time drink strong chamomile tea, which is prepared by the tablespoon of chamomile prepared with 200 ml of water, cover and left to stay for about an hour.

5. Hot compress of chamomile – a small towel or diaper soak in a hotter and more concentrated chamomile tea, wring out and put on the stomach. This will soothe cramps and stomach pain.

6. Massage of stomach – proven way to easily and comfortably remove problems with upset stomach. Massage the abdomen with gentle, circular clockwise moves. This method also helps when stomach problems occur in babies.

stomach massage
stomach massage

7. Ginger instead of gum – specific taste comes from plant essential oils and more than 460 substances contained. Ginger helps in creating saliva and digestion. Cut a piece of fresh root and chew it during the day instead of gum.

8. Hot water bottle – fill with hot water and put it on your stomach. The heat that radiates from hot water bottles’ll calm the intestines and restore the balance in the functioning of the stomach.

9. Chicken soup – it is the first “remedie” that is given when you have problems with your stomach, but should not be greasy. Going to clear and calm the intestines and helps with colds and flu.

10. Grated apple – this fruit is considered one of the healthiest. It contains water, fiber, fruit acids, pectin, vitamin C and the minerals potassium, calcium and magnesium. Grate the apple and let her to stay some time and when it changes color, becoming tan, eat it. It will help to expel toxins from the body and the has positive impact on the regulation of intestinal flora.

TO AVOID – Ten most difficult foods to digest

Fried chicken is full of fat because it is fried on the oil, so it is hard for the stomach that digest it. For those who have problems with digestion, fatty foods is especially problematic because it can cause diarrhea and nausea.

chili peppers
chili peppers

Hot food or hot chili peppers give the food excellent taste, but can irritate the digestive system, especially the mucous membrane of the esophagus. The result is a nasty heartburn after meals.

Chocolate is a very common cause of overeating. In small quantities is not a problem, but in the larger can cause constipation. Anyone who suffers from a disease of the esophagus should avoid small amounts of chocolate because it relaxes the esophagus, which increases stomach acid.

Fresh onions, garlic and leeks are healthy, but if you consume them fresh can cause abdominal pain. Cooking eliminates the effect of the ingredients that are problematic.

Fresh broccoli and cabbage, which are extremely healthy, are equally difficult to stomach, causing gases. But if they are cooked or blanched, it is enough to solve these problems.

Lemon juice can irritate the esophagus, and in the stomach acidic drinks can cause other problems. If you are not eaten anything , your stomach is already full of acid, so input of acidic juices can only cause stomach pains, and sugary sour drinks diarrhea.

Ice cream is a problem for those who are lactose intolerant. If after a bowl of ice cream you experience cramps, bloating and gas, the message is clear. However, some ice creams can be hard to stomach, and for those who are not lactose intolerant because they contain a lot of fat, which is longest retained in the stomach.

Bean has a very bad reputation when it comes to stomach problems. It was found that for the digestion of beans in the body there are special enzymes, and if you do not eat beans regularly, then you do not have enough of this enzyme. The result is gas and bloating.

Sugarless gum containing sorbitol, which can cause unpleasant accumulation of gas in the stomach. So check before you buy gum if they have this ingredient and how much, because the body without problem can handle two to three grams of sorbitol, but no more than that.