Most of us have suffered through food poisoning at one time or another.
Food poisoning is caused by bacteria, viruses or other toxins in food. Some of the symptoms are nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. Food poisoning should not be ignored.
In fact, when experiencing diarrhea and vomiting, it is best to increase your fluid intake with water and clear liquids and avoid taking solid food.
When you are suffering from food poisoning, your body is likely to lose more water than normal. So drink more water to stay hydrated. It will also help flush out the toxins causing your symptoms.
Food poisoning often improves without treatment within 48 hours. To help keep yourself more comfortable and prevent dehydration while you recover, try the following:
- Diallyl disulfide – one of the major ingredient found in garlic which protects the body from food poisoning by forming a protective layer, and it’s even better than any medicines used for food poisoning, which has been presented by the results from the research in Washington Institute. The Diallyl disulfide is a 100 times more powerful than the antibiotics used for food poisoning treatment. Diallyl sulfide creates a protective layer around the stomach, which is very tough for the bacteria’s to destroy.
- Coriander - has shown to be very effective in fighting against food poisoning. Chicken and red meat (particularly minced meat), can contain campylobacter, which makes you sick especially if the food is not cooked enough. Just add the seeds from coriander in meals when making chicken or burgers.
Other Helpful Tips:
- Let your stomach settle. Stop eating and drinking for a few hours.
- Try sucking on ice chips or taking small sips of water. You might also try drinking clear soda, clear broth or noncaffeinated sports drinks, such as Gatorade. You're getting enough fluid when you're urinating normally and your urine is clear and not dark.
- Ease back into eating. Gradually begin to eat bland, low-fat, easy-to-digest foods, such as soda crackers, toast, gelatin, bananas and rice. Stop eating if your nausea returns.
- Avoid certain foods and substances until you're feeling better. These include dairy products, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and fatty or highly seasoned foods.
- Rest. The illness and dehydration can weaken and tire you.Food poisoning can happen to everyone, especially to those