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Last Updated : Dec 26,2017
Malaria is a disease caused by the transmission of Plasmodium parasite transferred by female Anopheles mosquito. When an infected mosquito bites a healthy person, it transfers the parasite into his/her body. This parasite travels to the liver and multiplies. After a few days they are then released into the blood stream where they start attacking the red blood cells (RBC). Other causes of malaria are from pregnant women to unborn child, through blood transfusions and by using sharing needles for blood tests or injections.
Since the parasites takes time to multiply, in most cases the symptoms are not seen immediately. Usually this incubation period for cells to multiply is between a week to 4 weeks but it is quite possible that the parasite may remain dormant upto a year too . Once the incubation period is over and the cells have multiplied in the liver and attacked the hosts body the following symptoms are most commonly seen:
• Fever, the pattern varies with each person
• Sweats, followed by reversal to normal temperature
• Body aches
• Abdominal pain
• Nausea accompanied with vomiting at times
Malaria can be life threatening in extreme cases. It can cause complications like failure of liver or kidney, Anemia due to destruction of RBC, Cerebral Malaria if the cells have reached the brain, breathing problems if the lungs have been attacked or even low blood sugar.
Of course, Malaria is a disease which has to be treated with medications depending on the person infected. However a few dietary measures will help you sail through this disease with ease. Since the person’s immune system is attacked by the parasite, the main focus should be boost immunity and enhance the ability to fight disease while not putting any extra load on kidney, liver and digestive tract.
Keep the following dietary pointers in mind:
• Hydrate yourself well and always drink boiled water.
• Drink plenty of juices like orange juice and grapefruit juice in the initial stages. This should be followed by other fresh fruits like strawberry, sweet lime, kiwi, grapes, papaya, melon, berries, pineapple etc. They help you rejuvenate too.
• Opt for a variety of soups too. They are quite pleasing to the system. Try recipes like Broccoli Broth and Oats and Roasted Capsicum Soup.
• Once you are recovering follow a balanced diet of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and healthy nuts like walnuts and almonds in moderation.
• Amongst the vegetables prefer Antioxidant rich veggies like Broccoli, Capsicum, Cabbage, Carrots etc. They work towards building a strong immune system. Try to add steam veggies with not too much spice and oil to your daily diet. You can also add the veggies to your bowl of khichdi.
• During fever concentrate on simple, non-spicy foods which gives enough carbohydrate and protein like a khichdi like Moong Dal Khichdi or porridge like Jowar Ragi and Date Porridge.
• Do not miss out on adding greens to your diet as anemia may persist. Try recipes like Methi Paratha and Oats Spinach Pancake
• Focus on protein as it’s required in the synthesis of immune bodies. Prefer curds, buttermilk or Salted Lassi . Consume milk in moderation if it suits you.
• Add omega-3 to your diet by way of flax seeds, walnuts, chia seeds as this helps to reduce inflammation in the body. One of the most easiest way to add omega- 3 along with protein to you diet is by way of Flax Seed Raita.
• Add spices gradually to your diet.
| ||Foods to beavoided during Malaria: |
|1. ||Fried foods |
|2. ||Refined foods like maida, bread, pasta, burgers and pizza |
|3. ||Fat laden cheese, butter and margarine |
|4. ||Sweets like cakes, mithais, biscuits and other deserts |
|5. ||Sauce and pickles |
|6. ||Ready-to-eat and canned foods |
|7. ||Alcohol and aerated drinks |
|8. ||Avoid tea and coffee. Try Tulsi Tea or Ginger Tea |
Here are a few of our tested recipes to help you recover from Malaria soothingly.
13 Jul 18
Moong Dal Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Moong dal khichdi is very popular as a comfort food. It is sure to soothe you and make you feel better when you are off colour, especially if you are down with a fever or stomach ache!
Dal and rice cooked together with peppercorns and flavoured with ghee, it is a light and healthy meal despite t ....
11 Oct 17
Oats Adai, Oats Spinach Pancake by Tarla Dalal
Adai is one of the most popular South Indian
snacks. It is a slightly thicker pancake compared to dosas, and is made with a spicy batter of rice and pulses.
Here, we have made a modern variant using crushed oats. The Oats Adai is quick and easy to make, ....
16 Apr 18
Homemade Strained Orange Juice by Tarla Dalal
If you can’t have the whole fruit, the next best option is to have homemade juice.
Plain orange juice, which has been strained to remove the fibre, is a boon for those on a clear liquid diet. Homemade Strained Orange Juice helps to maintain electrolyte balance after a surgery.
It is also goo ....
14 Dec 15
Jowar Ragi and Date Porridge ( Baby and Toddler) by Tarla Dalal
A combination of two super grains, flavoured with deliciously sweet and iron-rich dates, the Jowar, Ragi and Date Porridge is a wholesome food that will keep your child satiated and active for at least a couple of hours.
Rich in essential nutrients like iron, protein, calcium and fibre, this p ....
20 Sep 14
Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
Khichdi is a wonderful, versatile Indian food. It is satiating and easy to prepare, and fits perfectly into any meal, be it lunch or dinner. It also lends itself to a lot of innovation, and you can come up with varied versions with unique combinations of dals, veggies and spices. Masoor Dal and Pala ....
31 May 18
Flax Seed Raita ( Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Calcium Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
Flax seeds are one of the richest sources of omega 3 fatty acids, which is essential to build immunity, prevent LDL oxidation and heart ailments. Combine it with calcium-rich curds to make a delectable Flax Seed Raita. Grated bottle gourd adds volume to this dish, while mint gives it an awesome flav ....
23 Nov 15
Strawberry and Black Grape Raita by Tarla Dalal
While raitas are usually made with vegetables, you might perhaps have made some fruity attempts with apples or oranges. But, have you ever thought of making a Strawberry and Black Grape Raita? You must try it to believe how fantastic it is! This unusual combination of fruits transforms into a truly ....
19 Jul 18
Ginger Tea, Ginger Tea for Cold and Anti-inflammatory by Tarla Dalal
A soothing drink with the refreshing flavour of ginger, the Ginger Tea is sure to warm your soul and make you feel better.
Ginger has been traditionally used for its anti-inflammatory properties. From treating stomach upsets to certain types of cancer
24 May 18
Broccoli Broth ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
No more running noses and sneezy wheezies. Ensure good health and immunity with this vitamin C rich soup made of vibrantly coloured and flavourful broccoli. The antioxidants contributed by broccoli and the other ingredients in this soup counteract the harmful cellular by products created during norm ....
26 Nov 13
Strawberry Pineapple Juice by Tarla Dalal
This is a winner during strawberry season! pineapple juice adds a touch of tartness to the colourful berries and you may need to adjust the sugar to taste. Choose plump red berries for best results!
11 Sep 14
Muskmelon, Apple and Green Grapes Juice by Tarla Dalal
Although you can pop in any combination of fruits into the hopper and turn out a healthy glassful, it helps to choose fruits that balance each other, so you can avoid adding sugar. That perfect balance is what makes the Muskmelon, Apple and Green Grapes Juice a super hit! Energy-giving yet fibre-ric ....
05 Oct 16
Methi Paratha by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist the lure of hot, tava-cooked Methi Parathas. The wheat flour dough combines methi leaves and carom seeds, both of which are excellent aroma and flavour boosters.
Methi has a very unique flavour, which is slightly bitter but very pleasing to the palate... it is the kind of flavou ....
15 May 17
Jowar Pyaz ki Roti, Low Acidity Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This is a simple everyday roti made with jowar flour and readily-available ingredients like spring onions and a hint of green chilli paste.
As it is also easy to make, you can include the Jowar Pyaz ki Roti as part of your daily diet. Jowar is the most stomach-friendly ingredient for those suffe ....
31 Aug 16
Flax Seeds with Curd, Good For Endurance Athletes, Weight Loss by Tarla Dalal
This is a totally fab way to include flax seeds in your diet. Flax seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which help stabilize cell walls and reduce inflammation. They also contain a unique blend of soluble fibre, which binds with food to optimise the digestive process.
However, most people ar ....
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