Food plays an important part in the recovery from infections. This time of the year, Dengue is in the forefront of our minds. Dengue fever is a viral infection that is spread through the bite of the female mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti). Every year, there are several cases of dengue reported from Indian cities and the infection affects kids and adults, alike, and this year is no different. Dengue needs immense care and attention or the infection could take a very bad toll on your body. If you are suffering from Dengue, then there are certain foods that may help you in recovery.
Traditional remedies include papaya leaf juice (3-5 leaves crushed and squeezed), giloy juice and goat milk, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Various health experts and nutritionists recommend lots of fluids to maintain the blood volume, which is affected by a decrease in platelets. Clinical nutritionist Rupali Datta talks about what to do to manage and mitigate the infection, with the help of some simple home remedies and diet tips. Among other things, Datta suggests some of the most important vitamins and minerals to add to your diet, in order to recover from dengue. She also suggests some of the best dietary sources of these healing vitamins.
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About Rupali DattaRupali Datta is a Clinical Nutritionist and has worked in leading corporate hospitals. She has created and lead teams of professionals to deliver clinical solutions for patients across all medical specialties including critical care. She is a member of the Indian Dietetic Association and Indian Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.