Foods to Eat (and Avoid) When Your Stomach Hurts

Here are some foods to eat and avoid when your stomach hurts:

Foods to eat:

  • Bland, easily digestible foods, such as white rice, toast, crackers, and applesauce
  • Broths and soups
  • Yogurt
  • Bananas
  • Ginger
  • Peppermint

Foods to avoid:

  • Fatty or greasy foods
  • Spicy foods
  • Acidic foods, such as citrus fruits and tomatoes
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Carbonated drinks

It is also important to stay hydrated when you have an upset stomach. Drink plenty of clear fluids, such as water, clear broth, or sports drinks.

If you have any concerns about your upset stomach, or if your symptoms are severe, please see your doctor.

Here are some additional tips for managing an upset stomach:

  • Eat small, frequent meals.
  • Avoid overeating.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Manage stress.

If you are taking any medications, be sure to check with your doctor to make sure that they are not causing your upset stomach.