So you’re in the first trimester of pregnancy and so excited about it, except that you’re slouched in a cafe realising ham and cheese croissant was a terrible idea. Then there’s a whiff of perfume and it’s all you can do to keep your breakfast down.
Morning sickness is a common affliction that leaves mums-to-be feeling nauseous, vomit and generally unwell. Fortunately, there are a few ingredients that, if you are lucky, might ease the morning sickness.
Here are 7 foods that may help relieve the symptoms of morning sickness.
All the mom-to-be out there, get ready to make ginger your new best friend! Ginger is an age old remedy in easing nausea from morning sickness. You can try them on any form from herbal to lollies, as long as it contains real ginger.
This may be one of the easiest DIY morning sickness remedies. Keep them near you. You can sniff a fresh-cut lemon or squeeze them in drinking water. The refreshing smell can calm your stomach when the morning sickness kicks in.
Eat early in the morning. Stash a box of your favorite crackers in your bedside table and nibble a few as soon as you are awake. Eating early in the day can help stave off morning sickness.
4. Dial up the vitamins
Snack on foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like walnuts or kale chips. Or rich in vitamin A, like carrots and spinach; and vitamin B, like sweet potatoes and bananas.
5. Fruit smoothie
High-carbohydrate and high-protein food can assist with queasiness, so this morning sickness smoothie which contains banana, yoghurt and oats is worth a try.
Just like ginger, mint may work the wonders too. Sip peppermint tea, suck peppermint lollies or chew minty gum – if nothing else, it will still freshen up your breath after being sick. Why not?
7. Chilled food
To combat nausea, try reaching out for cold foods as hot bites are more likely to have an aroma that triggers your gag reflex. Sorbet, flavoured popsicles make everything better for some women. Cool and delicious!