Step 1: Find Your Stomach-Soothing Hero
Nerves don't manifest themselves in the stomach the same way for everyone, so it's important to know which things for you help soothe your gut. Below, some heroes for common stomach issues:
- Constipation: Flax seeds can coat the walls of the intestines and your stool as well as increase the number of bowel movements you are having. Add some to a smoothie, sandwich or salad to increase them in your diet.
- Nausea: Ginger can often stop nausea in its tracks. That's because it contains phenols that help relax the stomach muscles. Make a ginger ice pop with ginger and lemon to ease your nausea.
- Diarrhea: Eat a cooked green banana 30 minutes before a meal. They help slow down your digestive track and contain beneficial fiber the helps the probiotic bacteria in your colon.
Step 2: Harness Your Stress Response
Write down everything you are worried about and what makes your stomach uneasy. Some will be real worries, but you will find that many are little things that aren't worth getting your stomach in knots over. By writing these down and looking over them, it will become clear which worries need to fall away, lightening your stress load. Use these body relaxation techniques to help you de-stress in a pinch.
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