Nausea-Fighting Foods for Athletes

When you're feeling nauseous, eating might be the furthest thought from your mind. But food is exactly what can bring you some relief.

Nausea is a common sensation that can arise for a variety of reasons including dehydration, nerves and an intense workout.

"Athletes should 'replay' what has led up to their nausea,"says registered dietitian and performance nutrition coach Linda Samuels. "This will help them assess what caused nausea, how to fix it, and how to prevent it from reoccurring in the future."

Samuels, who runs Training Table Sports Nutrition in Chicago, Illinois, is also the team dietitian for Northwestern University's triathlon team.

Here are some common causes of nausea and ways to alleviate it:

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