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Heatwave and Stomach Issues: Include these foods in your summer diet to get relief

In summer, stomach problems like gas, constipation, headache and vomiting often increase. To avoid these issues, there is a need to keep the stomach cool. By including these foods in your summer diet, the stomach can be kept cool.

Written By: Kristina Das @ New Delhi Published on: May 22, 2024 8:33 IST
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Image Source : FREEPIK Foods to eat to get relief from stomach issues in summer.

These days the heat has become so severe that everyone is worried. Especially in this summer season, stomach-related diseases are more common. Many times, consumption of too-hot food and changes in weather can cause indigestion, gas, an increase in bile and stomach infection. During the summer season, most people start having problems like vomiting, nausea, headache and indigestion due to heat in the stomach. If you are also seeing any of these symptoms then it could be due to heat. To avoid these problems, keep your stomach cool. Consume these things to keep your stomach cool in summer.

Symptoms that are seen when there is heat in the stomach

  • Vomiting and anxiety 
  • Throat irritation and flatulence
  • Sour mouth watering
  • Sour belching after eating food 
  • Having trouble breathing
  • Burning sensation in the chest
  • Persistent headache
  • Stomach gas 
  • Constipation

Reason for increased heat in stomach

There can be many reasons for feeling hot in the stomach in this season. Many times, due to eating too many chilli-spicy vegetables, eating too much non-veg, taking too many medicines, smoking too much, drinking too much tea and coffee, sitting for too long after eating, and the habit of not eating at the right time. The reason may be heat in the stomach.

How to calm down stomach heat? 

Be very careful about your eating habits in summer. Eat very light and simple food in this season. Avoid eating too much oily and spicy food. Drink lukewarm water on an empty stomach in the morning. Consume lassi, buttermilk or curd for lunch. Have breakfast within 1-2 hours of waking up in the morning. Do not eat too much at once and do not remain on an empty stomach. Keep drinking water throughout the day. 

These things keep the stomach cool 

Banana- Eat a banana every day during summer. Bananas contain a high amount of potassium, which helps in controlling acid. Bananas contain pH elements which reduce the acid in the stomach. This forms a smooth layer in the stomach and provides relief from heat.

Mint- Fresh mint is available in abundance during the summer season. Eating mint mixed with chutney or curd reduces stomach acid. Add some mint leaves to 1 glass of water and boil the water. You can drink this water after it cools down.

Fennel- Eat fennel to keep the stomach cool and calm the heat. Eating fennel and sugar candy soothes stomach irritation. Eating fennel reduces acidity. Be sure to eat fennel and sugar candy after meals. You can also drink fennel water.

Cold Milk- If you do not like the taste of hot milk in summer, then you can drink cold milk. Drink 1 cup of cold milk every day for breakfast. This will provide calcium and reduce stomach heat. Drinking cold milk also reduces acidity. This will provide coolness to the stomach.

Basil leaves- Consume basil leaves daily in summer. Chewing basil leaves on an empty stomach increases the amount of water in the stomach. This reduces stomach acid. Drink tea of ​​basil leaves in summer. Spicy food can also be digested with basil leaves.

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