No one likes feeling nauseous even for a little while. However, when it comes to pregnancy, an upset stomach is something that typically comes with the territory. While some women experience typical morning sickness that usually subsides after a few weeks, others are not as lucky. Some women can experience all-day nausea, and some even deal with this throughout their entire pregnancy. Doctors are writing countless prescriptions for anti-nausea medication; luckily, there are other, healthier options for battling debilitating morning sickness.
Did you know that ginger can help make that queasy stomach subside quickly? You can consume ginger in a crystallized form or even sip a cup of ginger tea. Ginger ale has been commonly used as a way to reduce nausea and typically works for most people. Taking 1.1 to 1.5 grams of ginger may significantly reduce nausea symptoms for morning sickness.
Lemon is another great way to relieve nausea symptoms rather quickly. The acid in the lemon juice can really help to ease a topsy-turvy stomach. If you want a double dose of goodness, you can add lemon to your ginger tea. This way, you will have the benefits of both ingredients in one. If you find the tea to be a little too strong for your liking, you can try adding a little honey to sweeten it without making it too sugary.
Beverages that are carbonated, like soda, can also help reduce that nauseous feeling. This can work great if you want relief on the go and aren't able to make a cup of tea or eat a lemon. If you are out and about when that queasy feeling hits you, pick up a soda, especially a ginger ale, if you want a quick relief that you can have with you throughout the day.
There are a few other natural ways to help with nausea, like making sure to get enough sleep, staying away from greasy foods, and drinking enough water. Watching your diet is probably one of the best ways to combat morning sickness as foods that are too heavy in fats or spices may be triggering. Bland foods, such as crackers, and even acidic foods, like green apples, not only help to minimize morning sickness, but they are healthy food choices for you as well.
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