Zee Media bureau
New Delhi:There are no specific dietary recommendations for people suffering from chikungunya, but eating a balanced diet and healthy food might help in recovery. Chikungunya is a viral disease, transmitted mostly through mosquito bites.
Here are some tips that might help in recovery.
More liquid intake
Include more of liquid food like soups, coconut water or lemon water in your daily diet. Even eat liquid foods like dals and gravies for meals rather than eating fried foods, as it will prevent you dehydration.
Leafy vegetables are one of the best foods on the planet as they are easy to digest and contains low in calories. They also contain Vitamin C that restores your health and keep you away from life threatening diseases like Chikungunya.
Omega – 3 fatty acids
The omega-3 fatty acid are good fats that helps to improve bone strength and also lowers inflammation and reduces joint stiffness in people suffering from chinkungunya.
Eat apples and vitamin c rich foods
Apples and bananas contains rich amount of potassium and fibre that helps in improving your appetite. And even foods that are rich in vitamin C like guavas, kiwis, strawberries, etc are also loaded with antioxidants that also boost your immune function, helping you to fight chikungunya.