What to Eat (or Not) When Your Stomach Hurts

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Tummy-Friendly Foods

When your stomach hurts or you feel like you might throw up, the last thing you want to do is eat something that makes it worse. It can be even harder to know what to try if you’ve been vomiting or have diarrhea. But some foods can give you nutrients you need without making you feel worse.

Start With Liquids

If you can’t keep solid food down, there’s no point in trying to eat. Things like sports drinks, clear broth, or coconut water have minerals you need like potassium, calcium, and sodium (salt).

Try: Bananas

They’re easy to digest and have lots of potassium — an important mineral you may start to lose if you have diarrhea or have been vomiting.

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