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Oatmeal Is Good For An Upset Stomach

a large bowl of oatmeal with raisins and pecans
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Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Oatmeal helps relieve a number of ailments that are caused by illness. It contains a fiber called beta-glucan, which research suggests can reduce bloating, diarrhea, and upset stomach. It has anti-inflammatory properties which means it can reduce stomach cramps, as well.

If you’re suffering from loss of appetite, oatmeal is one of the best things you can eat. It’s packed with wholesome carbohydrates and nutrients, so eating just a little bit helps to nourish your body and keep your blood sugar at a healthy level. However, many instant oatmeal products at the store contain too much added sugar. Try buying whole oats and making your own.