5 diet tips to prevent and recover from dengue

Want natural tips to reduce the risk of dengue? Want quick recovery from dengue? Follow these 5 simple diet tips by celeb nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar.

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Dengue Diet Tips

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.

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Drinking Water Dengue

Water - Sip on it through the day to restore urine volume and check that the colour of your urine is clear.

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Gulkand Dengue

Take 1 tsp of Gulkand either first thing in the morning or in between meals. It prevents acidity, nausea and weakness.

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Rice Kanji Dengue

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.

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Turmeric Milk Dengue

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.

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Dengue Prevention Rujuta Diwekar

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.