Food poisoning: What should you eat and what shouldn’t you eat?

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Food poisoning refers to a condition in which the body is exposed to bacteria or viruses that are contaminated in food. It causes diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and stomach pain. Food poisoning can happen to anyone. But it is more common in young children, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. When foods poisoning occurs It is important to drink lots of fluids to compensate for fluid loss from diarrhea and vomiting.

Food poisoning, what should you not eat?

  • Foods that are high in fat such as meat, seafood, fried food, cream, butter, cheese.
  • Foods that are high in sugar, such as sweets, soft drinks, and fruit juices
  • Foods that are high in fiber such as raw vegetables, raw fruits, and whole grains.
  • Foods with strong flavors such as spicy food, sour food, salty food. ufabet

Food poisoning, what should I eat?

  • boiled rice
  • rice porridge
  • toast
  • jelly
  • clear soup
  • Water

You should eat bland, easily digestible foods, avoid spicy and fatty foods, drink lots of fluids, and get adequate rest. Foods poisoning usually goes away on its own within 2-3 days, but if symptoms do not improve or if symptoms become severe such as fever, headache, excessive vomiting, severe diarrhea, or depression, you should see a doctor immediately.

Additional tips for preventing food poisoning

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before eating and after using the bathroom.
  • Cook food with sufficient heat.
  • Keep food in the refrigerator at the right temperature.
  • Avoid eating overnight.
  • Avoid eating food from unreliable sources.