6 foods you should eat after vomiting

A dietician tells you what you should eat to keep nausea at bay after you suffer from a bout of vomiting.

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6 Foods You Should Eat After Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting are common problems that you could face even if you are not pregnant or suffering from acid reflux or any other medical condition. After vomiting, you might still feel nauseated with a queasy feeling in your stomach. Dr Purnima Suhas Prabhu, Paediatric Nutrition Therapist at PD Hinduja hospital, Mumbai, says, 'It is important to remember that if you have nausea and bouts of vomiting after a head injury or you are also experiencing stomach aches, you should immediately consult a doctor.' However, if you are prone to nausea and vomiting due to stress, anxiety or tension, these six foods can help in soothing your stomach and preventing another bout of vomiting.

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Ice Cubes

Ice cubes: After vomiting, a person is most commonly given a bottle of water to re-hydrate. However, avoid drinking large amounts of water right after vomiting. Instead, have two to three ice cubes instead of water right after vomiting. 'It is fairly common for students to experience nausea or vomiting before a major exam due to tension. Even those with type A personalities tend to produce more acid than others. Ice cubes help in reducing nausea,' says Dr Prabhu.

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Cream Crackers

Cream crackers: This is a flat and square savoury biscuit that is easily available in grocery stores. In fact, dieticians advice pregnant woman to have crackers on an empty stomach in the morning to prevent nausea and vomiting. If you're prone to motion sickness or vomiting, keep a packet of cream crackers in your bag.

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Orange Juice

Orange juice: A glass of orange juice can be your go-to drink after vomiting or while you're feeling nauseated.

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Bananas

BRAT diet: This diet stands for bananas, rice, apple and toast. You can have the BRAT diet a few hours after vomiting when you start to feel hungry again. Even eating just a banana can help in soothing your stomach.

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Yogurt

Curd acts as a natural probiotic and will instantly soothe your stomach and prevent acidity to an extent. © Shutterstock

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Bland Foods

Bland foods: A few hours after vomiting, one of the worst things you can do to your body is to consume spicy foods. Instead, stick to bland food items like khichdi, sandwiches and other foods that don't contain too many spices. Your food need not be tasteless but by consuming something spicy, it will only give rise to more acidity and could trigger another bout of vomiting.