By Deirdre Burke
It can be difficult to eat if you are feeling nauseous; the following tips can make it easier:
Eat little and often rather than large meals.
Try dry crackers, toast and biscuits.
High fat foods such as cheese, cream and fried foods may make you feel worse.
Ginger and peppermint may help relieve nausea such as ginger biscuits, ginger ale, ginger cake and peppermint tea or water.
The smell of cooked food can make the nausea worse, cold bland foods may be better tolerated (e.g. sandwiches, crackers and cheese, yoghurts, cold meats).
Avoid lying down for an hour after eating.
Try getting some exercise, particularly outdoors.
Make sure you drink plenty of fluids to keep hydrated. Aim for 6-8 glasses per day (can include juices, fizzy drinks and/or tea). If your nausea has settled you should include nourishing milky drinks.