Posted by: raisingmustardseeds | November 21, 2007

Fighting Nausea

…with legumes, and lots of prayer.

Before I got pregnant, I’d researched natural remedies on combatting the (usually 5-month long) morning sickness that accompanied my previous pregnancies.  I came upon this website and book-marked it for reference.  In short, this lady’s recommendation for fighting nausea is beans.  Consuming at least 1/4 cup of cooked legumes every time I feel nauseous.

So, in an effort to stay ahead of the nausea curve, I’ve loaded my pantry up with all kinds of beans.  Kidney, red, navy, pinto (never had them before, but they look pretty), lentils, split peas.  The list goes on…  I’ve been having red bean soup the last few days, and over the weekend, I had cooked up a crockpot full of chili with loads of kidney beans.  That was yummy.  The family ate 1 meal of the chili, and the rest was all mine – took me about 4 meals to finish it up. 

Last night I soaked another 2 cups of kidney & pinto beans and this morning I’m experimenting with a vegetarian chili – just carrots & celery and the soaked beans.  Hopefully it’ll taste good, but even if it doesn’t, I’ll have to force it down somehow. 

The last 2 days I’ve been feeling a little off, but nothing unmanageable.  I’m also fighting a sore throat and cough, courtesy of the boys, so maybe that’s part of the problem.

Anyhow, in case you’re wondering, no, I haven’t had problems with the um, embarrasing side effect of beans…yet.  haha. 

Check back with me in a few weeks.  I’ll let you know whether the beans are doing its job.


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