I keep it no secret that I have some issues with my stomach, so I’ve compiled a handy list of bland foods to eat when you’re sick if you’ve got the same problem.
When I discovered so many of my readers on my blog had digestive issues like I do, I started being more open about it, and researching it more.
I’ve found that although I love my kale and green powders like the next healthy foodie, they aren’t the best for my stomach when it’s feeling a little out of sorts.
Along with taking a probiotic and digestive enzymes, I also suggest having more bland foods to eat when you’re sick.
These are seamless to digest and don’t require too much work from your tummy.
Eat more of these and your stomach will be able to heal, getting you back to normal quickly.
Remember, it’s not so much how perfect these foods are, as much as how they’re easy to digest and still provide enough calories when you’re sick.
1. Vegetable Broth
My go to food of all bland foods to eat when you’re sick is plain old vegetable broth.
You can make it yourself, or buy the no-sodium-added variety in a carton.
I prefer organic brands personally, and these are also very affordable.
Vegetable broth is very healing to the gut lining, and helps repair it and nourish it, while having no fiber to require digestion, which can cause tummy issues to occur when you’re sick.
The natural sodium in vegetable broth also helps heal the gut lining, and only comes from the vegetables used in the broth.