beat food poisoning

beat food poisoning

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Think you may have food poisoning? Certain undercooked foods or foods that have been left unrefrigerated can contain harmful viruses and bacteria that can make us sick when eaten. Common symptoms may include vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. Dealing with food poisoning isn’t fun – until the toxin has been flushed from your system, you could be in constant discomfort. In order to make a fast recovery, here are just some of the measures that you can take.

Drink lots of fluids

Food poisoning can cause you to lose a lot of fluids. Drinking lots of water is essential for preventing dehydration. It also helped to flush the toxins from your body more quickly. Some people may try to avoid drinking water to stop diarrhea, but you may be better off trying to encourage it so that it’s over more quickly.

Look into IV hydration

You may also want to consider IV therapy as a form of fast relief. Not only will this rehydrate your body, but it could help to quickly flush the toxins out. IV hydration must be carried out by a profession at a hospital or a specialized clinic.

Stick to the ‘bland diet’

You’re best sticking to the bland diet until you recover – this is as exciting as it sounds, but it’s worth enduring in order to help you detox your body. Foods included in the bland diet include white flour bread, white flour pasta, eggs, soup, canned fruit, cooked vegetables, and low-fat milk. Such foods are less likely to aggravate your condition and could help aid digestion.

Steer clear of alcohol, caffeine, and chili

Many foods can make food poisoning symptoms worse but there are a few specific examples of ingredients you must avoid. These include alcoholic drinks, caffeinated drinks, and spicy foods. Such foods are more likely upset your stomach further and prolong your recovery.

Get lots of sleep

Sleep is essential for helping out the body to heal. If you don’t get enough rest, your immune system will be less effective and you could find that you recover more slowly. Treat yourself to a good night’s sleep and get lots of rest during the day.  

 

Purnima Madaan
Purnima is the brain behind #ootdiva and loves to brag about it. She is a personal stylist, a trained make-up artist and a professional content writer. You can follow her on Instagram at @PurnimaMadaan

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7 Comments

  1. These are some great tips and much required in Summers as food get soiled due to raising temperatures. I have one mantra drink lots of water, that I follow religiously.

  2. Such a useful post, full of details and tips. I am bookmarking it and will recommend it to anyone who is down with food poisoning ?

  3. These are amaizing tips which are very handy, since we dont really get to know the do’s and dont’s for when we get food poisoning

  4. I usually get food poisoning in this hot and humid weather these are really helpful tips for me… definitely going to follow all the points

  5. These were some informative tips.. Thanks for sharing .. Specially in this season its so important

  6. Such a mandatory post knowingly or unknowingly we get infected by food poisoning by our carelessness… You have really well written definitely will share with my friends ty for sharing.

  7. Trust me this is so well written and so informative and in this rainy season we need to extra careful and keep precautions to stay healthy

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