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How To Deal With Food Poisoning

In the unfortunate event that you eat some bad chicken, some dodgy seafood or rice salad that’s been left out too long, you might end up spending a night with your toilet instead of your bed.

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Food preparation, cleanliness and quality are all factors that can affect your stomach when eating out or even cooking in your own kitchen. And let’s be honest, food poisoning is an absolute bitch.

While being cautious when eating from street vendors, kebab shops and anywhere overseas can help you avoid the wrath of your upset stomach, sometimes you can get hit in the most unexpected of places. You wouldn’t think twice about eating cake batter or cookie dough, but those raw eggs pose a problem when it comes to sanitation.

While you usually can’t do anything about the unstoppable diarrhea or the gushing vomit that escapes from your mouth and nose, there are a couple of things that you should be doing to ensure that you help yourself recover from a nasty bout of food poisoning.

Drinking lots of water

You definitely need to rehydrate yourself after having some many fluids drained from your body. Making sure that you’re drinking enough water and having an additional oral hydrating solution is the best way to get the fluids back into your body and ensure that you don’t get dehydrated.

Eating bland foods

This one should be obvious, but when you’re suffering from food poisoning, the last thing you should be doing is re-eating things that made you sick in the first place. Eating dry toast and biscuits and avoiding dairy and meats should be your main priority to help yourself back to normal.

Staying home

You probably feel like you’re dying and you don’t actually want to go out anywhere, but don’t feel obliged to go back to work or attend any prior commitments while you’re recovering. You never know when you might need that toilet – it’s best to stay at home.

Go to the doctor

If symptoms are persisting, go to the doctor to get checked out. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

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Natural Remedies For Food Poisoning

While food poisoning is something that we have all experienced at one point in our lives, there are a few home remedies that could help to ease those common symptoms. Try these natural foods, which will help to nurse your body back to good health and flush those toxins out of your system.

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Apple cider vinegar

Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into one cup of water and drink on an empty stomach. It will help to ease any abdominal pain and will also assist in flushing out those bad toxins.


Just one tablespoon of ginger mixed into your tea or water helps to decrease the effects of heartburn, nausea, and intense abdominal strain.


If you can manage to keep anything down, have a few tablespoons of unsweetened, full-fat yoghurt. It has natural antibacterial properties which help to fight active bacteria and decrease your discomfort.


Add a few drops of lemon juice into cold water and drink 2-3 times a day. The lemon also acts as an antibacterial property and gently cleanses out the entire system.


Another antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral vegetable which helps to decrease symptoms of nausea and even diarrhoea. Simply boil some white rice and chop half a clove of garlic into the mixture before serving.


Basil will help to soothe an upset stomach and boasts many antibacterial properties. Use 1-2 leaves in your cold water and drink slowly throughout the day.

Chamomile tea

Any type of herbal tea, including chamomile and peppermint, is best ingested during the early signs of food poisoning. Enjoy a cup of tea before bed to soothe the stomach and to curb any tightness in the abdominal area.

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