What to eat and drink during gastro?
Having gastro is not easy and so unpleasant. We feel sick, exhausted and exhausted. It hurts and you lose control of your senses, you are so drained. Today I offer you some good tips and tricks against gastro to quickly feel better.
1. What are the symptoms of gastro?
Before speaking and testing the different tips and tricks against gastro it is important to know if it is really gastro!
So here are some of the main symptoms of gastro:
- vomiting and nausea
- abdominal cramps
2. What to drink against gastro?
To drink a lot of water:
Drinking plenty of water won’t cure you of gastro but you will prevent yourself from becoming dehydrated and feeling even weaker. How do you know when you have gastro you very often have vomiting but also diarrhea.
Going to the toilet often risks dehydrating you very quickly, especially since you have much less appetite during a gastro. So drink plenty of water, 1 to 2 liters every day.
Hot drink against gastro:
Hot drinks always do a lot of good for the stomach and therefore quickly and temporarily relieve the symptoms of gastro. You can simply drink a cup of hot water. It soothes the inside and you feel better from the first sips.
And why not drink a good hot chicken broth? It is the home remedy par excellence to feel better when you have gastro or other unpleasant ailments.
Sparkling and gastro water:
You can also drink carbonated water or sparkling water which is even more effective when you have gastro. You will quickly feel much better drinking this sparkling water and resting of course.
Drink a soft drink:
Other than sparkling water you can also drink a small glass of 7 UP or Sprite a few times a day. This fizzy drink will make you feel better quickly, temporarily, but at least you’ll feel good for a few minutes.
A simple and effective trick to temporarily relieve unwanted gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and nausea.
3. Turmeric against gastro
Did you know that turmeric is a spice with a thousand and one virtues and therefore a good ally to avoid catching gastro?
Turmeric acts as a gastrointestinal protector in addition to being a very good and natural anti-inflammatory.
You can therefore add a little turmeric to your daily diet or take turmeric tablets that you will find in natural stores or online.
4. Eat rice when you have gastro
You have gastro and spend your time vomiting, having diarrhea and therefore going to the toilet? It is therefore very important to stay hydrated but also to eat a little to regain strength quickly. A food to favor when you have gastro is rice.
Indeed, the rice is not too heavy and allows you to eat « easily » despite gastro. Thus, you will quietly regain your strength with the rice but also with the toast. Eating slowly without overdoing it is also very important when you have gastro.
Be careful, however, not to eat just any type of rice. Eat white rice, plain and without seasoning if you don’t want to make your gastro worse.
5. Probiotics against gastro
Probiotics are your friends in case of gastroenteritis but also to prevent it and thus strengthen your digestive system. There are natural foods rich in probiotics on supermarket shelves. Here are some of these products and foods:
- The sauerkraut
- Yogurt with active cultures
- The olives
You can of course also buy probiotic capsules which are excellent for gastroenteritis, bloating and diarrhoea.
Probiotics are indeed effective against diarrhea but other foods are also: Antidiarrheal foods.
6. Eat carrots and bananas for prevention
Did you know that it was possible to eat certain foods to prevent gastro? If you are looking for an effective and natural way to prevent gastro during the holidays, for example, then eat carrots and bananas.
Indeed, it would seem that eating carrots and bananas regularly helps ward off gastro. So a few weeks before the holidays, eat lots of carrots and bananas to avoid catching gastro!
7. NO to dairy products when you have gastro!
We have already talked about it a lot on this page but it is important to mention it again… NO to dairy products when you have gastro!
Indeed dairy products such as milk or cheese for example are sometimes more difficult to digest. It is therefore advisable to avoid this type of product when you suffer from gastro, nausea or simple occasional diarrhoea.
So also avoid drinking milk as much as possible because you risk getting sick to your stomach and maybe even vomiting even more.
- No to milk
- No to cheese
- No to butter
- No to ice cream
- No to cream
It’s for your good and believe me, you’ll feel much better without these dairy products!
8. Do you have gastro? Avoid diets!
When you have gastro you often have the bad habit of stopping eating and stopping drinking. Yet it’s the worst thing to do, especially if you want to quickly get back in shape and get healthy quickly.
We often voluntarily stop eating for fear of being even more ill and for fear of vomiting more and more. You really have to avoid this reflex of not eating.
So if you feel able to swallow something light, you should not deprive yourself of it by this fear. Your system still needs to eat, otherwise you risk being even weaker and therefore being sick for even longer.
You have to regain your strength when you catch gastro. So try our tips and tricks and eat rice if possible and above all drink plenty of water.
9. A grandmother’s remedy for gastro
If you like to test the remedies of grandmothers to treat various ailments such as gastro, then here is an effective one.
- Take a teaspoon of honey.
- Take a piece of ginger root (not too small, not too big).
- Chew everything to quickly calm vomiting.
Ginger is a very good 100% natural antiemetic while honey will somewhat camouflage the pronounced taste of ginger.
If your problem is mainly vomiting, read these other tips: How to get rid of the urge to vomit?
10. Rest and avoid stress
Whether it’s gastro or other ailments such as a cold or the flu, for example, it is very important to rest to recover and thus succeed in treating yourself more quickly. And since lack of sleep can result in higher stress than usual, it is all the more important to rest.
Indeed, being stressed makes our stomach even more anxious, so in case of gastro it is better to avoid overwork to reduce the risk of diarrhea and vomiting.
So what are you waiting for, go lie down in bed or simply on the sofa in front of a good movie on Netflix!
11. Disinfect your hands at all times!
How can you keep the gastro virus away if you never take the time to wash and disinfect your hands and objects in the house?
If you work in a daycare, school, hospital or anywhere else where there are a lot of people who may be sick then don’t take any chances and wash your hands VERY often!
Same thing at home with your own family. If your youngest has gastro, disinfect your hands but also everyday objects such as door handles, bathroom faucet, toilet bowl, faucets, etc.
Also avoid giving kisses, hugs and handshakes during the holidays. The holidays are the best time to catch gastro and other unwanted viruses.
12. Lots of patience
Gastro can’t really be cured with medication, unfortunately. There are no miracle anti-gastro remedies either, but rather several little tips and homemade recipes that can help you feel better or even to avoid catching it.
So you have to be patient and wait for it to pass. Normally it can take 2-3 days to feel a little better. And since it is easily transmitted, it is better to take this time to stay quiet at home. No need to go to your family celebrations because you risk contaminating all the people you meet.