These 9 Foods Will Guard You Against Dengue

2016-09-29
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It is true that ‘prevention is better than cure’, but when you have already been infected, the saying changes to ‘natural cure is better than artificial cure’. Did you know that there are foods which can cure dengue? Well, now you know! The rapidity with which dengue the disease is disseminating is a matter of grave concern. To keep you in the best of health, we bring for you a list of foods which will shield you from this virulent illness and will also aid in a speedy recovery.

 

1. Giloy

“Giloy is a crucial herb in Ayurveda. It boosts the metabolism rate, strengthens the immune system and protects body from various infections”- explains Dr. Gargi Sharma from New Delhi. She recommends boiling giloy stems and consuming the drink. You can also add few Tulsi leaves in it.

 

2. Papaya Leaves

Along withincreasing the platelet count, papaya aids in diminishing the symptoms of fever like body ache, chills, lethargy, malaise and nausea. Papaya leaves can be crushed and consumed. Another way is to drink it in the form of juice or shake to flush out toxins. Eating papaya will also serve the purpose. Both the pulp and the leaves of this miraculous fruit have their own benefits.
 

3. Fenugreek Leaves

These are well-known for their antipyretic effect. These leaves also have a sedative effect, which provides a better sleep and relieves pain. Both the leaves and methi powder can be taken mixed with water.

 

4. Turmeric 

The anti microbial properties of turmeric have been known for ages. Turmeric is extremely beneficial when it comes to wound healing. It speeds up the recovery from dengue. The best way to use it is in warm milk. You can also add a pinch of black pepper to increase the absorption of turmeric.

 

5. Tulsi Leaves and Black Pepper

Dr. Simran Saini from New Delhi suggests consuming a drink made by boiling Tulsi leaves and adding black pepper to it. This drink helps in enhancing immunity and also acts as an antibacterial agent.


6. Orange

Orange or other citrus fruits have an abundance of vitamin C which helps the recovery of antibodies which gets used up in fighting the dengue fever virus. Its water content also keeps body adequately hydrated.

 

7. Coconut water

Coconut water is isotonic with human plasma. Thus it is excellent in rehydrating the body. The electrolytes and minerals present in coconut water are good for ion replacement in body.

 

8. Spinach

Spinach is loaded to the brim with vitamin A and C in addition to a bundle of other nutrients. Consumption of spinach aids in bringing the platelet count within normal range.

 

9. Proteins

Proteins (for example- milk and its products, eggs, oats etc.) should be included in the diet to combat the dengue virus once the fever subsides slowly as protein rich diet helps in quick recovery.

 

Supplementing your medicines with these super-foods can add on to the effect of medicines, giving patient strength to fight back and win the battle against dengue. The foods mentioned above along with a doctor’s prescription will definitely cure dengue in the fastest way possible.

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