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What to do in Food Poisoning? In the early stages of all of these health challenges you probably won’t have much of an appetite. This is natural and you should listen to your body. However, it is most essential to avoid dehydration that occurs as a result of vomiting and diarrhea. If you are having trouble keeping anything down it is fine to wait two or three hours and avoid food and drinks altogether. As soon as your stomach settles focus on clear liquids. Young coconut water is the ideal choice in this situation as it is extremely hydrating and so easy to drink. Warm herbal teas are another option. Ginger and peppermint can work to alleviate nausea and chamomile has a soothing effect on the stomach and nerves. You can also add some manuka honey to your tea – but let it cool down a little before doing so. Bananas are the ideal fruit to begin with as they have a soothing effect and can alleviate diarrhea. You might try a simple banana smoothie made with fresh ripe bananas and water (or coconut water). If you feel able to tolerate different fruits you can start with papaya or cooked applesauce. If you don’t feel able to eat fruit or if it aggravates your symptoms then you may do better with bland foods like plain white rice, congee (a thin rice porridge), rice noodles, potatoes, oatmeal, gluten-free toast, pasta or crackers. Most people find these foods help to settle the stomach and restore energy. To ensure a speedy recovery stay away from the following foods and beverages, which either promote dehydration or irritate the gastrointestinal tract. Coffee, tea and other caffeine-containing beverages Alcohol Sugar Dairy products Fatty foods Spicy food Raw vegetables Acidic or unripe fruits Dried fruit Beans or lentils Nuts and seeds Tips by Dr Deepa Agarwal, Best Nutritionist and Dietician in Hyderabad
  • 2016-08-30T05:02:52

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