7 Foods That’ll Fix Your Upset Stomach ASAP

Slide 1 of 7: Yup, straight up Saltines.The Mayo Clinic recommends these (and the rest of the foods that follow) because they are bland and easy-to-digest.Simple, but that's the point.

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1) Soda Crackers

Yup, straight up Saltines.

The Mayo Clinic recommends these (and the rest of the foods that follow) because they are bland and easy-to-digest.

Simple, but that’s the point.

2) Toast

Make it dry and white, if you can. Now is not the time for fancy butter or spreads. Nor is it the place for whole-wheat or seeded bread. Fiber is your friend, but not when your stomach needs a rest.

3) Gelatin

There’s a reason why hospitals serve Jell-O (or whatever the generic hospital equivalent is). Gelatin is an tasty vessel for easily-digestible carbohydrates that can help you put down a foundation of calories for recovery.

4) A Banana

More easily digestible carbohydrates here too. Remember: Go easy at first. Try half a banana, pop the other half in the fridge, give it a beat, and then return to the banana as needed.

5) Applesauce

If you’re figuring out that eating like a toddler can help your stomach feel better, you’re on to something.

6) White Rice

Not brown rice. Not wild rice. Not black rice. Not red rice.

What about forbidden rice?

Also forbidden.

Just stick with white rice, which is very low in stomach-taxing fiber.

7) Plain Chicken Breast

Okay now this is more advanced. Unlike the other foods on this list, chicken breast is protein instead of an easily digestible carb. That means that your stomach is going to process it a little differently, a little more slowly than the others.

So if you’ve tried a few other items on this list and things are going okay, maybe it’s time to try a little chicken.

One easy test if you’re ready: If you can look at the accompanying picture of chicken and think that it looks like something you might want to eat, then you can probably eat it without issue.

Article for Men’s Health by Paul Kita

Source: 7 Foods That’ll Fix Your Upset Stomach ASAP (msn.com)

National Vietnam War Veterans Day 3/29/2021

People touch the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, aka The Wall — etched with the names of more than 58,000 U.S. servicemen and -women who died in the war — as they visit the Washington landmark on Memorial Day weekend on Sunday. Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

By Athena Chan


  • National Vietnam War Veterans Day is celebrated every March 29
  • The Vietnam War veterans were initially treated poorly when they returned
  • There are simple ways to show appreciation for Vietnam War veterans

On National Vietnam War Veterans Day, we recognize the many men and women who served and fought during the difficult conflict, giving them the appreciation they deserve.

It was on March 29, 1973, after nearly two decades of conflict, when the U.S. withdrew military forces from South Vietnam. The Vietnam War was one of the longest wars in U.S. history, spanning several presidents and affecting many generations.

However, those who served in the war haven’t always gotten the support they deserve. Some of them, History noted, were even treated with disrespect and hostility when they returned. Some were spat on, heckled, given the middle finger, or threatened. This despite the horrible experiences and “unspeakable horrors” they lived through in Vietnam. 

In 2017, National Vietnam War Veterans Day was established to finally give those who served the honor they deserve. Since then, the day has been celebrated every March 29.

Let’s look at some facts about the Vietnam War, its veterans and the occasion meant to recognize them. Courtesy–National Today, History and National Day Calendar.

  • Vietnam War Veterans Day celebrates not just the soldiers who fought but everyone who was involved, including their families and other soldiers who served during that period. 
  • The average age of soldiers during the Vietnam War was 19.
  • More than 58,000 American service members were killed during the Vietnam War, while over 150,000 were wounded.
  • It is estimated that about 610,000 Vietnam War veterans are still alive today.
  • In Vietnam, the war is called the “American War.”
  • It is estimated that some 3 million people were killed during the Vietnam War.
  • U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) introduced legislation to honor Vietnam War veterans with a day.
  • The Vietnam War is the second-longest war in American history after the Afghanistan War, which is still taking place.

Just another work day in South Vietnam.

Article credit: National Vietnam War Veterans Day 2021: Facts, Simple Ways To Celebrate (ibtimes.com)

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