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A Unique Recipe to Help Prevent Dengue
Almost all cities in India have been in the Grip of Malaria and even dangerous DENGUE. The whole process starts when we are bitten by female carrier Tropical mosquitos who lay eggs on water surfaces or spread this through bites.
There is immense body pain accompanied by fever and vomiting. Other symptoms are pain behind the eyes, oversleeping, skin rashes, and nausea. Eventually, this develops in dengue hemorrhagic fever resulting in bleeding, low level of platelets, blood plasma leakage, and dangerously low blood pressures.
Dengue has become a global problem after the Second World War and is common in more than 110 countries. But the last few years it’s on an alarming rise in India resulting in many deaths primarily due to negligence.
Incubation Period of Dengue
The incubation period is typically 4-7 days. It starts with fever and body ache in most cases with cold and shivering at times. It is advised to rush to a doctor immediately and do a blood test after 72 hours for confirming Dengue. You are also encouraged to drink plenty of water and ORS to fight off the loss of vitamins.
As of today, there is no vaccine to cure Dengue fever. It is only your loss of platelets (through transfusion and IV) that hospitals and clinics can do to help the infected. There are of course some home remedies which we all must have handy to fight off such problems. One major amongst them is to have fresh fruit juice.
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Recipe to Help Prevent Dengue
Since I had experienced this issue in my family, I had a long conversation with Doctors and dietitians to look at it from a nutritional point of view. Since I’m a certified Nutritionist, I made the following recipe which can be used as a filler to increase platelet count in the infected person by drinking two glasses a day. And, otherwise, healthy humans can drink one glass every three days.
Ingredients of the Juice
- Dragon Fruit – ½
- Kiwi Fruit -2 to3
- Orange – 1
- Chickoo – 2
- Small Papaya – ½
- Pomegranate – 1
- Elaichi Banana – 2
- Glucose-D – 4 Tbsp
- Date Sauce – 2 Tbsp
- Yogurt – 2 Tbsp
- Almonds -15 nos
- Milk – (as per need and Optional)
Cut all the fruits and blend into a thick smoothie.
This would typically give two large glasses of juice, which should suffice for a full day need of the lost platelets during dengue and to add up to the count too. People suffering from Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes can adjust the fruits accordingly and use fresh dates instead of Date sauce. This is a Low-fat, High sugar diet.
The information here has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease.