Saltines help absorb stomach acid and reduce nausea.

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    Nausea is a queasy feeling that includes an urge to vomit. Fortunately, there are ways to calm nausea. It's commonly caused by pregnancy, chemotherapy medications, viral gastroenteritis, gastroparesis, motion sickness, migraine and many other health conditions, according to the Mayo Clinic .


    Saltines help nausea because they are odorless, a little salty, light and pass through the stomach easily. Ginger, not necessarily ginger ale, helps nausea by providing to the bioactive compounds shogaol and gingerol.

    Saltines for Nausea

    MedlinePlus recommends that pregnant women experiencing morning sickness eat crackers before getting out of bed in the morning. Bland foods are best for nausea, and saltine crackers pass easily through the stomach, according to the Cleveland Clinic .

    The Cleveland Clinic goes on to state that saltine crackers help nausea because the crackers soak up irritation-causing acid from an empty stomach, are less likely to cause nausea because they don't smell, have salt to help replace lost electrolytes and prevent more acid from being released in the stomach. There are a lot of pros, with saltines, for nausea.

    The National Cancer Institute also recommends saltines for nausea in cancer patients. It seems that saltines can help ease nausea, no matter the cause. Grab some saltines when you're feeling nauseous. If you're experiencing some morning sickness, place some saltines on your nightstand so you can eat some after you wake up, to help settle your stomach.

    Ginger Ale for Nausea

    It's the ginger in ginger ale that helps with nausea. Check the label, because some ginger ale companies put artificial flavoring instead of real ginger in their ginger ale, according to the Cleveland Clinic, so they recommend choosing ginger root instead of ginger ale.

    The soda has much sugar. That, combined with the carbonation, can make bloating, stomach aches and nausea even worse. Reach for some ginger tea ,or a ginger supplement, as one of the best ways to calm nausea.

    You can make your own ginger tea by grabbing some ginger root from the grocery store, peeling it, cutting a small bit (about a teaspoon) and putting that in some warm water, advises the Cleveland Clinic. You can also try powdered ginger, low-sugar ginger lollipops or candies and foods that contain ginger, such as ginger snaps.

    A January, 2017, review published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition found that ginger has multiple properties that help ease chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). These come from bioactive compounds, including shogaol and gingerol.

    Ginger capsules of 1 gram, taken once a day, can relieve chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, according to an August, 2016, study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention . Chamomile was also used in the study, and proved helpful for calming nausea.

    An April, 2018, study published in Foods found that ginger is safe and effective for treating morning sickness in pregnant women. Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy affects 7 in 10 women.

    Ways to Calm Nausea

    When you're eating food for nausea and upset stomach, Cleveland Clinic and MedlinePlus recommend reaching for bland foods with little to no odor, and avoiding spicy, fatty or salty foods. You probably won't want to, but if you have an appetite, make sure you avoid eating large meals. Eat smaller portions frequently throughout the day. Also, make sure you're staying hydrated, but not drinking too much at once. Sip water, or other clear, non-sugary fluids through a straw. recommends reaching for cool or room temperature foods, instead of hot foods.

    Here's a list of some food for nausea and upset stomach courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic and Try this list of food for nausea and upset stomach if you're not feeling well:

    • Bananas
    • Applesauce
    • Poultry or soy instead of red meat
    • Yogurt
    • Crackers
    • Clear soup
    • Fruit flavored gelatin
    • Low-fat pudding
    • Boiled starches like potatoes and vegetables
    • Noodles (plain)
    • Pretzels
    • Rice
    • Toast
    • Bread sticks
    • Oats
    • Dry cereal
    Why do saltines help with nausea?
    Foods high in starch — such as saltines, bread, and toast — help absorb gastric acid and settle a queasy stomach. "The bland nature of a cracker helps to satisfy hunger (excessive hunger can exasperate nausea) without the strong smells or tastes that may increase nausea," says Palinski-Wade. more
    Does walking relieve nausea?
    8) Go For A Short Walk Dr. Michele Hakakha, an Ob/Gyn and author of Expecting 411, says, “Even walking [just] 20 minutes a day can help release endorphins [that] counteract fatigue and nausea.” Try planning a walk for the times of day when you feel most sick. more
    Why do saltines help nausea?
    Foods high in starch — such as saltines, bread, and toast — help absorb gastric acid and settle a queasy stomach. "The bland nature of a cracker helps to satisfy hunger (excessive hunger can exasperate nausea) without the strong smells or tastes that may increase nausea," says Palinski-Wade. more
    Does Coke stop nausea?
    Use a clear liquid diet to reduce the feeling of nausea. Liquids such as apple juice, cranberry juice, lemonade, fruitades, broth, Gatorade®, ginger ale, 7-Up®, popsicles, gelatin, tea, or cola are usually well tolerated. Sip liquids slowly. more
    Does salt stop nausea?
    Salty liquids, such as those found in electrolyte replacement sports drinks may help to reduce nausea, according to research . more
    Does ibuprofen help nausea?
    Best for flu: Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) You may be used to taking this OTC medicine for headaches, but it can also help with nausea that often comes with the flu. "It's an anti-inflammatory that interferes with the effects of the virus' attack on the body," explains Mayo. more
    Does Coke help nausea?
    Although soda has a high sugar content, it can quickly help relieve nausea. Choose a soda that is low in caffeine and try to avoid artificial sweeteners. Be mindful that for some, soda can help relieve an upset stomach, but for others, its carbonation may be irritating. more
    Do saltines help with nausea?
    Saltine crackers are odorless, which helps to ward off nausea, while at the same time, they contain salt, which can replenish your electrolytes. For all these benefits, saltine crackers may seem like an obvious choice when your stomach is not right. more
    Does milk help nausea?
    Milk does help provide a temporary buffer to gastric acid, but studies have shown that milk stimulates acid production, which can make you feel sick again after a short period of relief. more
    Can IBS cause nausea?
    Answer – Nausea is a common symptom reported by patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In one of our studies conducted at UCLA, we found that about 4 out of 10 women (38%) with IBS and nearly 3 out of 10 men (27%) with IBS report nausea. Nausea may be due to several causes. more
    Does burping relieve nausea?
    A burp or belch can help ease an upset stomach. But if it happens often, it can be a sign of a health problem. more


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