World Malaria Day – 2018, Diet & Care
What Is Malaria?
The word ‘malaria’ has been derived from the Italian word ‘mala aria’, which means bad air, as it was once believed to be caused by bad air. But medically, malaria is an infectious disease caused by a protozoan parasite. The female Anopheles mosquito acts a carrier for this parasite. Malaria is a deadly disease that causes around 500,000 deaths per year. It mostly affects the population in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
The signs and symptoms of malaria infection include moderate to severe shaking chills, high fever, sweating, headache, vomiting, and diarrhoea. The signs typically begin within a few weeks after being bitten by an infected mosquito.
What food to eat? :
Fruit juice , Coconut water, Milk, Curd, Lassi, Buttermilk, Fish, Chicken soup, Egg, Carrot, Beetroots, Papaya, Pineapple, Berries, Mosambi.
Food that need to be avoid by malaria patients are :
- High fibre foods such as whole grain cereals, green leafy vegetables, thick skin fruits, etc.
- Fried foods, processed foods, junk foods, oily and spicy foods, pickle, etc.
- Excess intake of tea, coffee, cocoa and other caffeinated beverages, etc.
Home remedies for malaria patients are:
- Apple cider vinegar for malaria.
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2-3 glasses water 2 soft cloths make a clod compressions with this.
- GINGER :
1 inch piece of ginger and 1/2 cups of water.
Will Need1 teaspoon cinnamon powder, a pinch of pepper powder
1 teaspoon honey, in a glass of water.
- Orange juice, Grapefruit, Citrus fruit, Holy basil, Alum, Herbal tea. Dhatura, Fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds oil, are good options
How they help..
- Together this vitamin quartet helps keep your eyes, skin, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, and nervous system in good repair. Here are some of the other essential roles these vitamins play:
- Build bones. Bone formation would be impossible without vitamins A, D, and K.
- Protect vision. Vitamin A also helps keep cells healthy and protects your vision. Interact favourably. Without vitamin E, your body would have difficulty absorbing and storing vitamin A.
- Protect the body. Vitamin E also acts as an antioxidant (a compound that helps protect the body against damage from unstable molecules).