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Gastroenteritis

The first thing you need to do: rest and liquid diet. There is a wide variety of foods to which recourse from that body begins to accept solid foods. You must not resort to medication. The news about gastrointestinal infections are bacterial (e. coli, salmonella) or viral (enterovirus), have begun to fill pages of newspapers in recent weeks. Some, such as salmonella, become real threats to health each summer. From Consumer proposed a series of tips for those suffering from an infection of this type (whose symptoms range from sudden nausea, urge to vomit and diarrhea, stomach discomfort, weakness and malaise and, sometimes, fever).

In principle, the dietary treatment in all cases of gastroenteritis is simple: rest, fasting, astringent, no fiber diet abundant in liquids (apart from water are advisable isotonic drinks or) oral serum). Liquid diet: different solutions must begin with complete rest and a liquid diet since the first moment without recourse to drugs (except if required to lower the fever). You should drink plenty of fluids to help eliminate the germs from the body and at the same time, prevent dehydration. Water with lemon (there is more enjoyable than water alone to whom), digestive or relaxing (Chamomile, fennel, lemon balm, tila or lemon verbena) infusions, fruit without pulp juices, oral serum or isotonic drinks are some options. If the nausea and digestive discomfort persist, it helps take small sips of soft drink without gas.

First solids as they disappear vomiting and diarrhoea may pass to the intake of foods such as yogurt with Bifidobacterium. You should choose a diet of astringent character and without residue (without fiber). To reduce the amount of fiber you should choose to avoid vegetables, fruits, legumes, dried fruits, dried fruits and whole grain products (muesli, bread, rice, pasta). It is also advisable to increase the amount of foods rich in pectin, a soluble fiber with astringent cto: Apple grated and obscured (rusty), cooked PEAR, mashed boiled potatoes, quince and ripe banana. Foods with astringent properties: the tannins are a few compounds in certain plants and fruits (especialente in Apple and Quince) with anti-inflammatory properties and dried and diminish the intestinal mucosa. Type breakfast menu: one or two yogurts fat with Bifidobacterium and a reposado tea (at least 3 minutes). Apple or roasted Apple Compote. Lunch: toasted bread smeared with quince, abundant liquid (tea, water, isotonic drink). Food: white rice with pumpkin, carrots and onion. Chicken breast grilled with lemon. Toasted bread and digestive infusion. Snack: toasted bread with banana. Yogurt with Bifidobacterium. Dinner: soup with carrot and Leek semolina. Ham omelette. Toasted bread and digestive infusion.