One of the worst things when you’re sick is not being able to digest your favorite foods. When your stomach is off, a slice of pizza or a big juicy burger might not be the best idea. However, there are some foods that will calm even the queasiest of stomachs.

 

1. Ginger

This age-old cure-all has been used since ancient times to cure everything from pain to nausea and many other ailments. Studies have shown that ginger can be an effective treatment for stomach aches. Ginger is available in many different forms from chews to tea to all natural ginger ale.
Ginger

 

2. Bananas

Bananas are easily digestible and do not upset the stomach. This fruit is known for helping with stomach issues since they contain pectin, which helps to firm up bowel movements.
Bananas

 

3. Papaya

Eating papaya helps kick-start digestion, ease indigestion and helps reduce constipation. The reason for this is the enzymes papain and chymopapain, which each breakdown proteins and soothe the stomach. If you can’t find a papaya at your local grocery store, you can find papaya extract tablets at your local health foods store.
Papaya

 

4. Apple Sauce

Apples are a great source of pectin, which helps to reduce symptoms of diarrhea. However, if you’re feeling sick, opt for applesauce instead since the cooked-down bananas are much easier to digest.
Apple Sauce

 

5. Cinnamon

Cinnamon has been traditionally used to treat morning sickness and diarrhea and also calms down stomach aches. It helps stimulate the digestive system by moving anything that is causing bloating, vomiting, heartburn, constipation or diarrhea right out of the digestive system.
Cinnamon

 

6. Avocado

High in potassium, fiber and oils, avocados help keep all parts of your digestive tract moving. It’s great on its own or as a topping on sandwiches and wraps.
Avocado

 

7. Fennell Seeds

Next time you’re bloated, grab a handful of fennel seeds. Fennel seeds are a carminative, which means they can reduce gas from the digestive system. Just make sure you don’t eat fennel with super inflammatory foods like grilled cheese because this will cancel out all its positive health benefits.
Fennell Seeds

 

8. Miso Broth

Dehydration is often a side effect of being sick. To add some needed liquid into your system, sip on mild broth made from veggie or chicken stock. To add sodium into your system, stir in some miso. Just make sure you stick to the plain broth and steer clear of any meat additions.
Miso Broth

 

9. Toast

Bread is the perfect source of bland calories that will help calm your stomach aches by not having to force it to work hard during the digestion process. It may be boring, but toast and a little bit of butter is exactly what a sore stomach needs.
Toast

 

10. Hummus

Chickpeas contain a high amount of Vitamin B6, which is the perfect remedy for an upset stomach. Having whole-wheat crackers with your hummus is not only gentle on the belly, but also helps with balancing blood sugar.Hummus