Thursday, 27 August 2015

How to Avoid Food Poisioning

Food poisoning may occur in any season due to the intake of infected foods and drinks. But it commonly appears during the rainy season. The chief reasons of food poisoning are bacteria and unhygienic conditions.
Salmonella bacteria, a common cause of food poisoning
Photo Credit- Wikimedia Commons by National Institutes of Health
The problem occurs due to a desire to have spicy, tasty and colorful foods.
Symptoms
The first symptom of food poisoning is the stomache pain. Medicines and medical treatment is needed if the problem aggravates.
The stomach pain, loose motions, acidity, red eyes and fever are the symptoms of food poisoning.
The diseases spreading bacterias are generally found in meat, seafood and dairy products. The list includes lettuce, fruits and vegetables too.
But there are some easy home remedies which help provide relief if taken in time.

Properly Clean the Hands
It is the best and the easiest way to avoid food poisoning and stop the the harmful bacteria from getting into the body.
Make a habit to clean the hands while entering the house or before and after the meals.
Wash the hands before cooking anything.
Wash the hands with warm water and soap.
The non vegetarians should wash the hands after touching the raw meat or raw egg.

Raw Eatables
Keep the raw eatables aside. The raw food soon becomes spoiked when it comes in contact with cooked food and cause health problems.
The food which is to be eaten in raw form should not be kept in touch eith the cooked food.

Eating Out
Make sure that a hotel or a restaurant or a place where you are eating is clean and hygienic. Watch that the people or the workers working there are in clean dress or not. Try to find out that the staff at the place may not be trying to hide something. The information about health code could be found online.

Safety Measures
The following measures help in food poisoning.

Ginger
Ginger is being used since ancient times to cure several diseases. It provides necessary nutrients for the digestive system and gives instant relief in vomiting and nausea.  
Rub a piece of garlic on stone in water and let it boil for some time. Add a little honey or sugar to it for taste.
In another way drink the juice of ginger with honey to get relief in pain and swelling.

Apple Vinegar
It contains acid and its alkaline factor balances the pH factor in the digestive system. It also helps to get rid of the problem of food poisoning and is good for digestion. It use has been found to give instant relief in the problems of gas and acidity.  
Add two teaspoons of apple vinegar in warm water and take it before the meals.