Food Poisoning - Result of Food Contamination

By: Sharon Hopkins

Pesticide, chemicals, heavy metals, parasites, fungi, viruses and bacteria are some of the common causes for food poisoning. Bacteria are a major culprit, due to their capacity to multiply. To prevent the contamination we should have a clean kitchen including the storage and vessels, handle raw and cooked food with proper precautions, cook food to the maximum temperature to avoid presence of bacteria and heat canned foods before tasting. You can stop this outbreak either by minimizing the headcount of bacteria, preventing their growth, killing bacteria with proper measures of cooking.

Home Remedies for Food Poisoning

Avoid eating when suffering with food poisoning

Drink good amount of fluids except milk products, caffeine and carbonated products

Avoid sugary fluids and drink more of electrolyte

Eat plain bread, as it soaks the poison to provide relief

Have 1/4 cup of activated charcoal powder with a glass of water to subside the symptoms. If it doesn't work within the first half-hour continue till you get complete relief.

Consume garlic as it detoxifies the intestine and destroys the bacteria in lower digestive tract.

After your meals you can drink a cup of ginger tea for good digestion, heartburn and nausea.

Mix three drops of garlic oil in 1/2 cup soya oil. Rub this mixture after your meals on the stomach to provide relief.

Mix 3-4 drops of mint essence in water and drink it every hour. You can also drink jaljeera (a mixture of asafetida, cumin, salt and water) 2-3 times a day.

Make a mixture by mixing one tablespoon lemon juice or cider vinegar in a cup of hot water. Drink it before your meals to prevent any acidic problems.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.

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