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DIET FOR DENGUE PATIENTS

INTRODUCTION

Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease, a viral flu which is spread by the bite of an Aedes mosquito. The most common symptoms include fever, headache, skin rash, muscle and joint pains. It is important to have a healthy well-balanced diet comprising of all nutrients and healthy foods to reduce and eliminate these symptoms and treat Dengue. Avoiding oily and fried foods, caffeine, carbonated drinks, spicy and foods high in fats helps a lot to manage the same.

Dengue

DAILY DIET SCHEDULE

EARLY-MORNING

Aloe vera juice / Amla / Green juice

BREAKFAST

Veg Semolina (Veg upma) / Broken wheat porridge (Veg Dalia) / Veg Vermicelli (Sewian) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Brown Bread Sandwich Chapatti with Veg + 1 Eggs white portion

MID-MORNING

Fruit / Coconut water / Pomegranate juice / Papaya Juice

LUNCH

Plain chapatti / Veg pulao / Boiled rice / Veg khichri / Veg + Dal + Curd

EVENING

Green tea / Ginger tea / Red juice / Papaya leaves juice / Rice flakes snack

PRE-DINNER

Soup (Home-made)

DINNER

Plain chapatti / Veg khichri / Veg Dalia / Veg + Dal

BEDTIME

Goat milk with pinch of turmeric (occasionally)

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

TO BE CONSUMED

Whole grains such as Barley, Wheat, Rice, Oatmeal, Millet, Quinoa, Vermicelli, Semolina

Chapatti Ratio - Wheat flour (80%) + Soybean (20%)

TO BE AVOIDED

Whole refined flour

PULSES

TO BE CONSUMED

Split pulses

TO BE AVOIDED

Dried and frozen pulses

VEGETABLES

TO BE CONSUMED (STEAMED)

Potatoes, Cabbage, Bottle gourd, Pumpkin, Ridge gourd, Round gourd, Beans, Turnip, Radish, Cucumber, Broccoli, Beetroot, Mushroom, Spinach, Zucchini, Squash, Tomato, Cucumber, Onion, Fenugreek leaves, Coriander leaves, Carrot, Lettuce, Spinach, Kale, Sweet potatoes, Green leafy vegetables

TO BE AVOIDED

Red and Green chili, Coconut, Frozen vegetables, Capsicum and Okra

FRUITS

TO BE CONSUMED

Apples, Pears, Banana, Papaya, Pomegranate, Bael, Watermelon, Muskmelon, Sapodilla, Guava

TO BE AVOIDED

Citrus fruits, all canned and packaged fruits

DAIRY PRODUCTS

TO BE CONSUMED

Goat milk (occasionally)

TO BE AVOIDED

Whole milk and cream, Full-fat yoghurt, Cream cheese, Condensed milk, Curd, Buttermilk

FLESH FOODS

TO BE CONSUMED

Egg white part

TO BE AVOIDED

Meat, Processed, Fried meat, Beef, Pork, Fish fried, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Lamb, Ham, Very lean minced meat, Turkey, Veal, Rabbit, Egg yolk, Mutton, Duck, Goose, Hot dogs, Meat pies, Visible fat on meat, Organ meat like Liver, Kidney, Chest

SPICES

TO BE CONSUMED

Fennel, Turmeric, Mint, Cumin, Carom, Coriander, Fenugreek, Limited salt

TO BE AVOIDED

Clove, Red chili powder

FATS

TO BE CONSUMED

Cow ghee, Mustard oil, Olive oil, Soybean oil, Flaxseed oil

TO BE AVOIDED

Unsaturated fats, Cream, Palm oil, Coconut oil, Butter

NUTS AND DRY FRUITS

TO BE CONSUMED

Walnut, Almond, Raisins

TO BE AVOIDED

Cashew nuts, Peanuts

DRINKS

TO BE CONSUMED

Homemade soup, Carrot juice, Wheatgrass juice, Aloe Vera juice, Amla juice, Pomegranate juice, Papaya juice, Green juice, Red juice, Coconut water

TO BE AVOIDED

Milk, Alcohol, Carbonated beverages, packaged soup and canned fruit juices, caffeinated drinks, Buttermilk, Lime water

OTHER FOODS

TO BE CONSUMED

Homemade only, Jaggery, Coriander and mint chutney

TO BE AVOIDED

All bakery products or processed foods, Soya Sauces, Fruit jellies, Jams, Mayonnaise, Ice-cream, Cream soups, Dark chocolate, Coconut bar, Tomato Chutneys, Pickles, Junk food, Deep fried foods, Spicy foods.

DIET TIPS

  • Whole fruit should be preferred to fruit juices.
  • Skipping of meals should be avoided, especially the breakfast
  • 6 - Soaked Almond
  • Water intake should be increased at least 8-10 glass regularly
  • Cleanliness and hygiene should be maintained.

HOME REMEDIES

HERBAL TEA

Boil ½ tsp each of fennel, coriander, cumin in 2 cups of water till it's reduced to 1 cup.

PAPAYA AND GILOY JUICE

Take two fresh crushed papayas leaves and giloy leaf extracts the juice and have this twice a day.

PAPAYA LEAVES

Boil 4-5 leaves of papaya in 2 cups of water for a few minutes. Allow it to cool. Filter and have it for 2-3 times a day.

GREEN JUICE

Coriander leaves (10-12), Mint leaves (4-5), Spinach leaves (2), Basil leaves (2-3), Wheatgrass (5-6), and Sheesham leaves (2-3). 20 ml or 2 tbsp., twice daily can be taken.

RED JUICE

Take Beetroot, Amla, Apple, Pomegranate, Marigold flower petals (9-10), Rose petals (5-6), grind them and extract the juice or can also boil them in 2 cups of water till it's reduced to 1 cup, let it be at normal temperature, strain and drink once or twice a day. For taste, black grapes can be added.

ALOE-VERA

Take one teaspoon pulp of Aloe Vera and add dry ginger powder every morning

GINGER TEA

Boil 1-2 ginger slices, add 4-5 basil holy leaves, turmeric, cinnamon and cardamom in 2 cups of water till it's reduced to 1 cup.

 
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