Food poisoning can be quite an appetite killer. The nausea, the cramps and the diarrhea just make the whole idea of putting anything down one's throat even more inconceivable. But, as you always hear, it's especially important during this time to drink fluids and get nutrients into your system.
Here are four easy homemade drinks to help ease nausea, acidity and food poisoning:
Ginger is a great natural remedy to relieve nausea. Add as much ginger here as you like (there are really no limits but rather whatever you can handle.)
4-6 thin slices raw ginger 1 1/2 to 2 cups water 1-2 tablespoons honey juice from half a lime to taste
1. Peel the ginger and cut it into fine slices to increase its surface area for more flavor. In a pan, add the water and toss in the strips of ginger. Boil the mixture for about ten minutes and take it off the heat after a simmer. Stir in the honey and a few drops of lime to add some taste.
Apple Cider Punch
Apple cider is a wonderful natural antibacterial agent that works to counter some of the typical symptoms of food poisoning.
4 cups apple cider 6 oz. lemon juice 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 3 whole cloves 3 whole allspice 1 teaspoon nutmeg 2 sticks of cinnamon
1. In a pitcher, mix in the apple cider, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. Stir well. Place the whole cloves and allspice in a cloth and beat till they're almost powdery and then add them to the glass. Sprinkle some ground nutmeg on top and throw in the sticks of cinnamon.
Fresh Lime Soda
By far the simplest — and probably the most widely used — drink to counter the acidity that people normally experience when they're down with food poisoning. You don't even need a list of ingredients for this.
In a chilled glass of your favorite fizzy, squeeze in a half a lime (or lemon) and stir.
Vanilla + Peach Yogurt Smoothie
Yogurt has excellent antibacterial and antiviral effects and is great to washout the digestive system of any non-serious infections that cause food poisoning. It even works better with fenugreek seeds. But not many have a high tolerance for those little things that swell up pretty fast. Try this smoothie instead.
2 cups vanilla yogurt 2 cups peach yogurt 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 coconut water 2 cups ice cubes
In a blender, blend the vanilla and peach yogurt with the orange juice and coconut water. Then add the ice cubes and hit the button again to blend till smooth. Empty out in a glass and enjoy your fruity yogurt smoothie.