The Right Way To Eat Eggs When You're Sick To Your Stomach

When your stomach is sick, you more than likely just want to lie on the couch or in bed as you wait for the Pepto-Bismol to kick in. A sick stomach accompanied by diarrhea might indicate a stomach virus or contact with some harmful bacteria. If you took antibiotics for another reason, they could also cause a touch of diarrhea. That's because antibiotics will kill off good bacteria as well as pathogenic bacteria. Sometimes people will experience diarrhea after eating food with lactose or fructose. Even artificial sweeteners could have you quickly running to the bathroom (via theĀ Mayo Clinic).

While you should drink a lot of liquids to avoid dehydration, you should also avoid any caffeine or alcohol that might make your symptoms worse. You'll also want to avoid high-fat, high-fiber, and spicy foods while your stomach is sick. Instead, it's best to stick with foods that are low in fiber and easy to digest, like eggs. Rather than cook up a cheesy omelet, it's better to eat your eggs soft-boiled or scrambled to reduce trips to the bathroom (via MedicineNet).

Cook eggs without extra fat

According to Medical News Today, boiled, poached, or scrambled eggs are good for stomach viruses and nausea because they're easy to digest. The egg whites are more easily tolerated because they're free from fat, but your stomach might also be able to handle the egg yolk. Just be sure to skip any heavy cream or butter when you're cooking your eggs because the fat is hard to digest. One thing to note: don't eat eggs if you're constipated.

Eggs will also help you sustain your nutrition while your stomach is sick. A large egg has just 78 calories, and the 6 grams of protein with all the essential amino acids will help your body repair and restore. Eggs are good sources of vitamins A, D, and E, and the choline in eggs can boost your metabolism. While your body is still healing from your sick stomach, eggs will also give support to your immune system (via MedicineNet).

Other foods to ease a sick stomach

Whether your sick stomach stems from a virus or some unhealthy food, your symptoms should ease in a few days, according to the Mayo Clinic. While the abdominal cramps and bloating might be uncomfortable, other foods might also help manage your sick stomach and diarrhea. The best foods for many stomach symptoms are bananas, white rice, applesauce, and toast, also referred to as a BRAT diet. Keeping these foods on hand in case you get sick helps give your digestive tract a little break until you start feeling better.

Although bananas and applesauce will help with diarrhea, you should avoid fruits that are high in acid (via theĀ Cleveland Clinic). Some fruits that are high in acid are lemons, limes, grapes, pineapples, and peaches. You should also avoid foods that are high in sugar. If you're also experiencing nausea or vomiting, try a sports drink with electrolytes and some ginger. Avoid fried and processed foods if you're also having abdominal cramps.