Diet Plan for Sinusitis
Sinusitis is a disorder in which the tissue that lining the sinus becomes inflamed due to any infection. Healthy sinus is filled with air but its blockage with fluid can result in growth of germs and eventually in infection. The common symptoms of sinusitis are runny nose, congestion, and facial pain. According to Ayurveda, imbalance of Prana Vata and Shelshaka Kapha leads to sinusitis. Healthy diet plays a major role in reducing inflammation and boosts the immunity. Anti-inflammatory diet is ideal for sinusitis.
DIET CHART FOR SINUSITIS
Herbal tea / Green tea/ Almonds/ Walnuts
Veg dalia / Veg poha (Rice flakes)/ Ragi roti/ Chapatti with veg or Dal / 1 - Egg white portion only
Fruit / Coconut water / Herbal tea / Green tea / Salad
Chapatti /Brown Rice /Sago(Sabudana) khichdi/ Vegetable + Dal / Salad/ Non- veg ( once in a week)
Sprouts / Green tea / Herbal tea / Salad/ Fox nut( Makhane)/ Ginger tea
Chapatti / Brown Rice / Vegetable + Dal
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 products
Fruits to be consumed
Apple, Banana, Water melon, Muskmelon, Avocado, Peaches, Pear, Coconut, Pomegranate, Figs, Mango, Litchi, Custard apple, Sapodilla.
Fruits to be avoided
Orange, Pineapple, Blueberries, Strawberries, Lime, Banana
Vegetables to be consumed
Zucchini, Sweet potato, Pumpkin, Ginger, Celery, Red onion, Coriander, Radish, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Kale, Mushrooms, Spinach, Carrot, Fenugreek leaves, Potato, Yam, Okra, Bottle gourd, Bitter gourd
Vegetables to be avoided
Tomatoes, Lemon, Peas, Eggplant
Pulses to be consumed
All pulse and legumes
Pulses to be avoided
Dairy Products to be consumed
Tofu, Soy milk
Dairy Products to be avoided
Whole milk and cream, Curd, Buttermilk, Cheese, Full-fat yoghurt, Cream cheese, Condensed milk, Unpasteurized cheese.
Oils to be consumed
Cow ghee, Sunflower oil, Canola oil, Olive oil, Mustard oil, Rice bran oil, Coconut oil
Oils to be avoided
Cream, Palm oil
Spices to be consumed
Cumin, Coriander, Turmeric, Ginger, Pepper, Fennel, Cinnamon
Spices to be avoided
Drinks to be consumed
Coconut water, Clear soups, homemade soups, Herbal tea, homemade juices
Drinks to be avoided
Whole milk drinks, Cream based liqueurs, canned soup and packaged soup, Alcohol, Sweetened drinks, Squashes, Carbonated drinks
Flesh Foods to be consumed
Egg white, Chicken
Flesh Foods to be avoided
Processed and fried meat, Red meat- (Beef, Lamb, Pork)
DRY-FRUITS / SEEDS
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
Other Foods to be consumed
Other Foods to be avoided
Bakery and Processed Foods, Fried Food, Junk Food, Pickles, Artificial Sweeteners, Packed Soups, Refined Sugar
- Ginger juice- Crush ginger, squeeze juice from it and drink 1 tsp of this juice daily.
- Basil leaves- Chew 2-3 leaves daily or boil 3-4 leaves in cup of water and drink this water.
- Steam- Add three drops of rosemary, one drop of thyme and peppermint in two glass of water. Cover head with towel and inhale the steam.
- Apple cider vinegar- Drink 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with cup of hot water.
- Oil pulling-Put 1 tsp of coconut oil in mouth and keep it in mouth for some time. It will give relief from sinusitis.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Avoid simple crabs, saturated and trans fats.
- Do not use refined sugar.
- Add foods from all food groups.
- Avoid consumption of packed foods.
- Avoid over use of caffeine.