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Thursday, July 30, 2009

FOOD POISONING

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Food poisoning can be described as any disease state resulting from the consumption of contaminated food. Here I would like to give a small outline about Food Poisoning. I am sure that my post is not enough in providing all details. Still, i will narrate some details.

Usually there are two types of food poisoning:

A. Food infection

Food infection cause due to the presence of bacteria or any other microbes which infect the body after consumption of food.

B. Food intoxication

Food intoxication refers to the ingestion of toxins contained within the food, including bacterially produced exotoxins.

Food poisoning usually caused by unhygienic habits, improper handling, preparation, and storage of food. Food safety is one of the major issues in current world. World Health Organization gives top priority to implement food safety.

Some tips to remember in Food Poisoning

* Avoid consumption of more food, milk products, caffeine and carbonated products if you feel that you have food poisoning.

* Consume Ginger or Garlic as it detoxifies the intestine

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

* After your meal you can drink a cup of ginger tea which will help to get good digestion. Ginger is very useful in providing relief from heartburn and stomach spasm

* Gentle heat may be applied to the stomach to relieve spasm or backache. This will help to

* Don't consume any food if you feel that it is producing bad odour and colour changes.

* If you have vomiting or diarrhoea, then drink fluids as much you can to combat the loss of fluids.


* If you are constantly vomiting or having continuous diarrhea from food poisoning, you should seek medical care at the earliest.

BEST remedy for food poisoning and upset stomach is:

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