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What to Eat to Soothe Stomach Pain


In a study at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom, women with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) who ate two 4.4-ounce servings of Activia yogurt daily for a month saw up to a 78 percent decrease in bloating. The yogurt contains probiotics -- good bacteria that help restore normal stomach and intestinal functioning.


Anethole, a substance in fennel leaves, seeds, and oil, is known to alleviate stomach cramping. It even helps colicky babies, says research from St. Petersburg Medical Academy of Postdoctoral Education in Russia.


Studies show that this root quashes nausea from motion sickness, morning sickness, and even chemotherapy by 30 percent. This may be because ginger reduces inflammation in the stomach, according to study author Julie Ryan, PhD.

Peppermint Oil

Seventy-five percent of IBS patients had 50 percent fewer symptoms after taking two capsules containing 225 milligrams of peppermint oil twice a day for four weeks, say researchers at G. d'Annunzio University in Italy. The menthol in peppermint appears to soothe irritated intestinal muscles.


Fiber, which is found in oats, vegetables, and fruits like raspberries, was more effective than a placebo in taming symptoms of IBS, according to a review of studies at McMaster University in Canada.

Stomach-Soothing Recipe: Raspberries with Sweet Ginger-Mint Sauce

4 ounces plain low-fat yogurt
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1 teaspoon fresh chopped mint
1 cup raspberries

Mix yogurt with honey, ginger, and mint. Serve over berries.

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sonirg44 wrote:

Very very useful. Thanks. Warm Regards. R G Soni

10/24/2011 09:16:47 PM Report Abuse
goldngrahams wrote:

I don't think the article is supposed to contain the remedy to every ailment known to man...that is why it's an article, not a book. Research is showing that food is very closely linked to how well our bodies function, so I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss everything. The article lists some helpful info; try it to see for yourself. :-)

10/24/2011 04:43:38 PM Report Abuse
nghart12 wrote:

I liked that you gave info on what each ingredient does. The recipes sound good too.

10/24/2011 11:47:34 AM Report Abuse
copayextra wrote:

good information. i keep a lot of yogurt on hand, didn't know it had so many benefits

4/18/2011 12:43:31 PM Report Abuse
LAB55 wrote:

Article stinks! Oh so now there are only 4 things that can be wrong with you??? GIVE ME A BREAK!!! Gee, wonder what I should eat for that?????? STINKS!!!

2/21/2011 10:29:07 AM Report Abuse

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