Give dengue a tough fight; increase platelets count

A list of food items to help you fight the deadly disease more effectively

Zee Media Bureau/R Nandini

It is important to eat healthy food but it's more important to eat it the right way for best results.

It's a misconceptions that eating raw veggies are always beneficial, as according to the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania. Eating raw veggies during low platelet count can backfire by causing damage to your intestinal lining. Therefore, one must steam cook it until soft and then consume. But there is always an exception to the rule as in a breakthrough, Papaya leaves have entered the sphere of dengue treatment process which must be consumed raw!

Here's a list of food items to help you fight the deadly disease more effectively:

Green leafy vegetables: Including plenty of leafy and dark green vegetables can help as the calcium content is high in them along with vitamin K, which are the two important components for blood clotting. Green leafy vegetable like lettuce and parsley, olive, soy bean, kale, broccoli, sprouts and cauliflower are all high in vitamin K.

Omega-3 fatty acids: It's a great option for those battling the low platelets count. Cod liver oil, flax seed oil, tuna, wild salmon, free range eggs, and chia seeds are all high in omega-3 fatty acids.

Vitamin C: Food rich in vitamin C increases platelets count and are also great immunity boosters.

Papaya leaves: As mentioned above Papaya leaves have been proved highly beneficial in treating dengue according to several research. Therefore, one can try this natural remedy by simply crushing three fresh leaves without adding any fibrous parts of it to make a glass of juice. And consume it as two tablespoons every six hours a day.

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