It happened over the weekend: you ate too much. You are not alone. According to the Calorie Control Board, Americans eat an average of about 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat during this festive meal.
First of all, take a deep breath. You have done nothing wrong with overeating, and it is important to stop blaming yourself. Never mind, for the many slices of pie you ate that night, you probably laughed a lot, shared a lot of love, and had the company of family and friends. Do your best not to butcher yourself just for a night of extra calories.
If you are experiencing the effects of having tasted all seven fillings, be aware that there are some foods that can help you calm your stomach and improve digestion. Here’s what can be done:
Eat a banana
Banana is an easily digestible food that will not force your stomach to work long after a four-part night. Especially the potassium found in bananas helps the digestive system to function smoothly. Bananas are also rich in soluble fiber that can help reduce diarrhea.
Drink some Orange Juice
Indigestion is sometimes caused by a lack of acidity in the stomach and the natural acids found in oranges may be the solution. If you are drinking orange juice to soothe your stomach ache, drink it before eating and not when eating carbohydrates – this would cause more gas and discomfort.
Although you don’t want to taste it after a day of food extravagance, adding a little spice to your dishes can help soothe your stomach. Cumin can stimulate the liver to produce more bile, which helps the body digest better.
But skip the salt
“Salt makes the belly retain water so eating chips and other processed snacks after a hearty meal may not be the best choice,” wrote Alexis Joseph, RD, Director of Nutrition and Communication at Alchemy Juice Bar + Cafe , to HuffPost. She suggests chewing unsalted almonds or popcorn if you’re in the mood for something crunchier.
Eat some rice
White rice is soft and low in fiber, so your stomach doesn’t have to work hard to digest it. Similar foods, such as toast and boiled potatoes, will not force your sensitive stomach and can help stop diarrhea by absorbing fluids.
Drink Some Apple Cider Vinegar
Joseph says this astringent fluid can help improve digestion, relieve cramps and help your stomach break food more comfortably. “Try mixing a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, a tablespoon of pure antibacterial honey, and a glass of water to calm the stomach.” You can also dilute 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar in a large glass of water. This can help alleviate constipation.