Dengue at home! Growing concern! Must keep these 6 foods in the diet to increase Platelet Count
Dengue Diet: The number of dengue cases is increasing from district to city. It is important to boost the body’s immune system and nutrition to fight this disease. Seasonal fruits should be eaten to boost immunity against infection.
As soon as the corona worries did not end, the outbreak of dengue has started. There have been one death after another in Kolkata. Its prevalence is gradually increasing. However, doctors suggest that dengue treatment is possible at home. Dengue fever can be controlled with adequate hydration and nutrition.
These 6 foods must be included in the diet to recover from dengue, advises Dr Deepti Khatuja, Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon.
The number of dengue cases is increasing from district to city. It is important to boost the body’s immune system and nutrition to fight this disease. Seasonal fruits should be eaten to boost immunity against infection. Stay physically active and avoid stress. In this disease, the number of blood platelets, ie the number of platelets, decreases. As a result, the body becomes very weak.
According to experts, certain foods can be added to the diet to improve platelet count in dengue, build immunity and avoid infection. Doctors have advised to keep more of some familiar foods in the diet during this time.
Nutritionist advises to consume a lot of water if suffering from this disease. Asking for warm liquid combinations, herbal teas, broths and soups. Also cold drinks like lemon water, buttermilk or lassi, coconut water etc improve platelet count. However, some nutritionists claim that there is no evidence that goat’s milk or papaya leaf juice helps increase platelet count.
Eating seasonal fruits like jams, pears, cherries, peaches, papayas, apples and pomegranates provide nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber. Fruits help in digestion. It also increases immunity in the body.
It is important to have a variety of seasonal vegetables in a regular diet. Helps to keep gut healthy, boost immunity. Various vitamins present in colorful vegetables like vitamin A, C and minerals like zinc, magnesium etc. are good antioxidants and enhance immunity.
Also spices and herbs like turmeric, ginger, garlic, pepper, cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg in cooking are anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-bacterial and immune-boosting. Hence their use can be increased. Eating them increases the body’s immunity against pathogens. Adding these spices to regular cooking will keep the body healthy.
Nuts and seeds are packed with protein nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. So this type of food can be kept in the diet.
It is also important to include probiotics in the diet. Yogurt, buttermilk, cheese kefir, kombucha and soybeans should be consumed. According to experts, ‘Nutrition and immunity depend on food. Therefore, we should be aware of what we eat.’