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Vacation is something we all love, so much so that we often disregard our eating habits partially or entirely, instead we indulge ourselves with such food items with no prior knowledge of the contents, or whether it's properly cooked or not.
The blowback is an upset stomach that can impede your vacation plans so instead of focusing on filling your tummy; focus on what you are filling it with.
An upset stomach will only make matters worse when you are hitting the slopes, here you need to power up in the morning, have a decent lunch, then some toasts to conclude your day, and instead you will be spending most of that time in a restroom.
Sometimes despite our best efforts, we can't prevent such things from occurring, but the trip must go on.
Foods for Upset Stomach While Snowboarding
So we have compiled a list of 7 such food items that can be consumed, especially when you have an upset stomach while snowboarding.
Pectin plays quite an important role in dealing with an upset stomach, and apple is a good source for the same.
Here instead of sliced apples, you will be having cooked ones in applesauce, because the latter is relatively easy to digest.
To stop this, you can also include cinnamon which also promotes good digestion, just sprinkle some on top.
The secret lies in the enzymes chymopapain and papain whose job is to break down proteins and ease the stomach by maintaining the healthy acidic environment of the stomach.
In an event, if you can't find papaya, then opt for papaya extract tablets.
Banana is synonymous with the term ‘energy booster', hence it is a much-favored fruit of marathon runners.
Now the reason why we included banana in this list is because of the same reason why we included applesauce. Yes, it’s Pectin.
Moreover bananas are easy to digest and normally won't mess with your stomach.
It's been scientifically proven that ginger helps you with your overall digestion, including nausea.
To ease your upset stomach, you can take the ginger powder, ginger tea or even better, take a piece of fresh ginger and chew on it.
I know it has a strong flavor but trust me, it's totally worth it.
Insipid food items like white rice are ideal for a chaotic stomach; moreover, stressing your stomach that is already stressed out is never a good idea.
White rice gets settled in the stomach, meanwhile absorbing extra fluids of your stomach, which in turn provides mass to your stool.
You can resort to your regular high fiber, antioxidant diet once your stomach attains normalcy.
I know what you are thinking. A dairy product? Well, you may not know this but, a plain platter of yogurt has the exact opposite effect of what most dairy stuff has, because the former is easy to digest.
While buying make sure the yogurt you are about to purchase has active cultures inside. These cultures tend to facilitate the growth of good bacteria in your alimentary canal which ultimately aide indigestion so that you will feel more comfortable.
If possible choose the organic one.
A warm cup of tea never fails to disappoint, especially when it comes to stomach.
Both chamomile and peppermint have been proven to help in dealing with a stomach ache.
Courtesy of their soothing abilities, and the capability of relieving stress in the body.
Having an upset stomach on your snowboarding trip is definitely not on your bucket list. Sometimes things happen regardless of our best effort in preventing them, so don't get demoralized by such, follow a diet comprising of these food items and I guarantee you, that you will be hitting the slopes in no time.