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Diet Plan for Swollen Lymph Nodes

Lymph nodes are small glands present in whole body but more prominent under chin, armpits, behind ears and neck region. Main function of lymph nodes is to removes toxins and damaged cell from the body. Lymph glands can get swollen due to some infection, injury or tumor. Balanced diet is essential in this condition as it boost immunity and reduce the inflammation.

Swollen Lymph Nodes diet charts

DIET CHART FOR SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES

EARLY-MORNING

Herbal tea / Green tea/Detox tea

BREAKFAST

Broken wheat porridge (veg / sweet Dalia) / Veg oats / Veg Semolina (veg upma) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Vermicelli (veg / sweet Sewia / Chapatti with veg or Dal

MID-MORNING

Fruit / Coconut water / Herbal tea / Green tea / Salad

LUNCH

Chapatti / Boiled Rice / Vegetable + Dal / Salad/Non – veg ( once in week)

EVENING

Sprouts / Green tea / Soup (Home-made) / Herbal tea / Salad

DINNER

Chapatti / Boiled Rice / Vegetable + Dal

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

Cereals to be consumed

Wheat, White rice, Brown rice, Sorghum, Amaranth, Finger millet, Foxtail millet, Pearl millet, Buckwheat, Little millet
Flour Ratio- Wheat Atta (50%) + Soybean Atta (20%) + Ragi flour (30%)

Cereals to be avoided

Refined flour and its product

FRUITS

Fruits to be consumed

Apple, Banana, Water melon, Muskmelon, Avocado, Peaches, Pear, Coconut, Pomegranate, All types of berries , Figs, Mango, Litchi, Custard apple, Sapodilla, Pineapple, Grapes

Fruits to be avoided

Orange, Lemons, Limes, Berries (sour)

VEGETABLES

Vegetables to be consumed

Lettuce, Broccoli, Carrots, Sweet potatoes, Turnip, Chicory greens, Spinach, Kale, Beans, Lentils, Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, Beets, Cucumbers, Bell peppers, Peas, Potatoes.

Vegetables to be avoided

Tomatoes, Brinjal, Garlic, Onion, Ginger.

PULSES

Pulses to be consumed

All pulses can be consumed

Pulses to be avoided

Nil

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Dairy Products to be consumed

Cow ghee, Tofu, Soymilk, Turmeric milk (Ocassionaly)

Dairy Products to be avoided

Milk, Butter, Curd, Buttermilk, Cheese

SPICES

Spices to be consumed

Turmeric, Oregano, Coriander, Celery seeds, Cumin, Green cardamom, Fennel, Fenugreek, Cinnamon, Mustard, Pimento, Nutmeg, Clove, Black cardamom, Carom seeds

Spices to be avoided

Nil

FLESH FOODS

Flesh Foods to be consumed

Lean meat, Fish (Salmon, Mackerel, Tuna, Sardines, Anchovies, Herring)

Flesh Foods to be avoided

Red meat, Processed and Fried meat

SEEDS AND DRY FRUITS

Dry Fruits to be consumed

Almond, Raisins, Ground Nuts, Walnut, Peanuts, Pistachio, Cashew, Pumpkin Seeds, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Sesame Seeds.

Dry Fruits to be avoided

Nil

OILS

Oils to be consumed

Olive oil, Soybean oil, Canola oil, Rice bran oil, Almond oil, Cow ghee

Oils to be avoided

Palm oil

OTHER FOODS

Other Foods to be consumed

Honey, Jaggery

Other Foods to be avoided

Refined sugar, Fast food, Alcohol, Tobacco, Tea, Coffee

LIFESTYLE AND DIETARY TIPS

  • Do not consume alcohol and quit smoking.
  • Eat diet which boosts immunity.
  • Get proper sleep.
  • Maintain ideal body weight.
  • Do exercise and increase physical activity.

HOME REMEDIES FOR SWOLLEN LYMPH NODES

  1. Coconut oil - Massage oil over affected areas. It is very helpful to reduce the swelling present in the armpits. Add extra virgin coconut oil in daily diet.
  2. Castor oil - Apply castor oil on affected area and massage it 1- 2 times in a day. Do not use castor oil for cooking as it disturb normal functioning of digestive system.
  3. Turmeric - Make a paste by using honey and turmeric and apply it on affected areas. Wash this paste after 10 minutes.
  4. Herbal tea - Consume a cup of herbal tea made up from fennel, cumin and coriander seeds.
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