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One of the main reasons for the increased incidences of dengue in our lives today (apart from more mosquitoes) is the fact that people have weaker immune systems. Constant dieting and overexercising often puts people at a risk of diseases like dengue, so does having unregulated blood sugars and hormonal imbalances (read PCOD, Diabetes and Thyroid problems). Here's a list of things that are both tasty and therapeutic and go a long way in preventing the risk of infection and accelerate recovery of dengue, according to celeb nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar.
Water - Sip on it through the day to restore urine volume and check that the colour of your urine is clear.
Take 1 tsp of Gulkand either first thing in the morning or in between meals. It prevents acidity, nausea and weakness.
Rice kanji or pej – This is essentially a soup made of rice. Add kalanamak or sendha namak, pinch of hing (try and get the good one from Kochi, Kerala) and ghee. It prevents dehydration, loss of electrolytes and works on improving the appetite.
Take 1 glass of milk + 1 glass of water and add a pinch of haldi, 2-3 strands of kesar, tiny bit of jaiphal (nutmeg) and boil it till its half the quantity. Have it cold or hot and add jaggery to taste. This boosts immunity, reduces inflammation and prevents protein loss.
Practise Supta Badhakonasana with a bolster to support the back and a blanket under your head, if needed, to support the neck. It helps relieve back ache and body pains and allows the trunk to relax.