Stomach Pain is considered the most common health problem among people of different age groups. The only factor which plays a lead role in causing stomach pain is your eating habits. Irregular and bad eating habits may lead you to some serious diseases like a kidney stone, stomach flu, etc. but if you have a controlled appetite with a good habit you will remain fit and far away from problems like Stomach pain, cramps, vomiting, bloating, and other diseases.
What Foods Cause Stomach Pain?
As you can resemble from the heading, in this article you will find how your appetite is the reason behind your stomach pain and what are the measures to remain healthy and away from such pains.
You may find that the following list of foods is common to your daily eating routines, but these food having certain properties can be a cause of stomach pain, gas and bloating, vomiting and diarrhea.
- Dairy Products: Unfermented dairy products have a high presence of lactose, which can cause stomach pain when you intake them. Whereas fermented dairy products are easier to digest.
- Carbonated Drinks: If you follow Cristiano Rolando, then you must have seen the clip during a press conference where he aside the carbonated drinks and used water bottles instead. The bubbles in such drinks can cause a major problem of gas, which further leads to stomach inflammation and irritation.
- Spicy Food: To those who are spicy lovers, take it as a caution because intake of spicy food on regular basis can increase acid production in your abdomen which can lead to stomach pain and other problems like gastritis and gastric ulcer. It is suggested to have food with normal spice to get rid of such problems.
- Alcohol: In addition to the so-called pleasure, alcohol can also be a reason for your stomach pain, abnormal bowel movements, and nausea. Also, carbonated alcohol drinks such as beer and sparkling wine can further cause bloating in your body.
- Artificial Sweeteners: Items like candy, chewing gum, baked goods, puddings, jams and, jellies most likely contain artificial sugars. These items can cause stomach pain because of their chemically made structure. Moreover, such items are addictive to one and may lead to problems like weight gain, brain tumors, and bladder cancers.
- High-fiber foods: These are considered as a healthy diet, but they may cause you to suffer stomach cramps and bowel problems if you intake excess fiber diet. Always avoid a high fiber diet like banana, legumes, nuts, and applies, etc. just after your exercises and workout sessions is may become a reason for your unhealthy stomach.
Other than the listed food mentioned above, some people do have food allergies to some foods like eggs, milk, peanut, soy, fish, shellfish, and wheat. A food allergy can also cause stomach pain on an individual level. So, whenever you suffer stomach pain or any other abdominal problems after eating such products, you must refer to your doctor.
Overeating is also a reason for stomach pain, once you start eating, your brain takes 20 minutes to send a signal that you are full. So, the best way to eat a healthy diet is to eat only in a single serving, avoid two servings.
Food For An Upset Stomach
Stomach pain nausea, indigestion, constipation, and bloating are some of the common problems, for which one must not waste his money on a doctor’s fee. Whereas there are certain food and ingredients that can be helpful to bring winsome to your upset stomach.
- Flax Seeds: These are small seeds but have a great potential to reduce bowel movements also give relief in constipation problems. Flax seeds release oil that directly cures your unfit bowel movement causing stomach pain and discomfort to you.
- Papaya: In addition to being one of the sweetest fruits, this is also a remedy for your indigestion. Papaya contains an enzyme called ‘papain’, which breaks down the proteins in your food and makes it easier in digestion and absorption. The research has even shown the results that intake of papaya regularly can reduce the problem of constipation and bloating in adults.
- Banana: If in your childhood you have ever gone through stomach pain accompanied by diarrhea, then your mother must have suggested you eat a banana and it must have helped you out. Banana has a secret fiber called resistant starch, which has antidiarrheal effects in children.
- Ginger: It is a bright yellow natural fragrant edible root, which has proved to be a great remedy for an upset stomach caused by nausea and vomiting. This is a natural ingredient that is most suitable for pregnant, surgery, and motion sickness patients, to reduce their problems like vomiting and nausea.
- Liquid: On various occasions of stomach pain and cramps, it becomes very hard for a person to eat solid food. At such a junction it is preferred to intake liquid instead, to keep you energetic and hydrated. Drinks like simple water, coconut water, and clear broth have certain minerals like potassium, calcium, and sodium salt. Supplements like glucose and ORS mixed with water are also considered healthy liquids.
- Applesauce: Diarrhea is one of the reasons for stomach pain, reduces the pain, first you need to get rid of diarrhea. Applesauce is a supplement that gets easily mixed with water and is easy to digest, provides calories, and relieves diarrhea as it makes your waste thick enough to get rid of diarrhea and makes your unfit stomach a healthy one.
The food you eat either makes you fit and healthy or on the other hand, it may lead you towards pain and discomfort. You may not know which food can cause you such a problem, therefore it is always recommended to have a healthy diet avoiding overeating, junk food, spicy foods, and at irregular intervals. Having a healthy diet is a sign of a fit and disciplined person.
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