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If you are one of the more adventurous foodies in your circle of friends, you’re probably no stranger to the crippling effects of food poisoning. However, it’s something no lover of food should ever have to go through. Besides the symptoms of vomiting, abdominal cramping, and nausea food poisoning is also life threatening.
What is Food Poisoning?
Food poisoning is caused by bacteria, viruses, or toxins in food. These impurities often forces the body to lose more fluids than it normally would, so the first step in recovering from food poisoning is to drink lots of water. The next – and by far the most important— step in recovering from food poisoning is to treat these symptoms immediately.
4 Home Remedies For Food Poisoning
Now other than being delicious in cookies, ginger is a powerful medicinal root used for treating multiple ailments. Now, when it comes to food poisoning home remedies ginger works in two parts, first by calming the stomach and second by allowing the body to absorb nutrients from food that would have otherwise been expelled.
Here’s how you should use it at home:
If you are feeling the effects of food poisoning such as heartburn or nausea, ginger tea is perfect for quick and lasting relief. Ginger Tea is a snap to make, just add a teaspoon of grated ginger into a cup of water.
Bring the water to boil and add some honey or sugar to sweeten the tea. Wait about 5 minutes for the tea to cool and enjoy.
Ginger can also be sliced and eaten raw or added to a salad as a delightful kick that also settles your stomach.
- Apple cider Vinegar
As far as home remedies for food poisoning go, apple cider vinegar might be one of the most powerful treatments around. As a natural acid, apple cider vinegar has an alkaline effect that allows it soothe the intestinal lining and kills bacteria that causes food poisoning.
To get the best effects from this remedy add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to 250ml of hot water before a meal. To cut the sharp taste, consider adding honey as a natural sweetener.
If you are feeling extra sick –or bold— you can drink two to three tablespoons of undiluted apple cider vinegar.
Bananas might not be ones first thing you think of when searching for food poisoning home remedies but, considering they are packed full of potassium, easy to digest, and, let’s be honest scrumptious, bananas are the go to food for anyone dealing with vomiting, nausea and abdominal cramping.
A quick tip for getting the most out of bananas is to simply peel it and eat it. Simple right?
For a fun recipe: peal three bananas and blend until you get a smooth paste, add 250ml of 2% milk or almond milk to the banana mix and blend on high for 2 minutes add 3-5 ice cubes to the glass and enjoy.
- Cumin seeds
Cumin seeds are truly the spice of life, or at least the spice to get you back in fighting shape. Cumin seeds are important for anyone trying to alleviate the symptoms of abdominal cramping that food poisoning often causes.
Boil 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds in a 250 ml cup of hot water; add a pic hos salt and 1 teaspoon of concentrated coriander juice. Drink this mixture two to three times a day for maximum relief.
Food poisoning can happen when we least expect it, but, with these helpful tips you will be able to bounce back faster than ever.