Foods to avoid when your tummy hurts – If you’re in pain or have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or other symptoms, you’d do anything to feel better. Luckily most stomach bugs are short-lived. However, choosing the wrong kind of food when your appetite starts to perk up again may prolong the misery. Here are 9 foods you should avoid while recovering from an upset stomach.
1. Refined sugar
Supersweet foods, such as those containing refined sugar can lead to spikes in insulin levels which, in turn, can lead to fluctuations in blood sugar.
Although this might not directly affect your stomach, it could make you feel clammy and shaky, which isn’t going to improve your overall state, says Robynne Chutkan, MD, assistant professor in the division of gastroenterology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.