Apr 15, 2008

AVOIDING FOOD WHEN ILL

As a general rule, when we fall ill we try to keep away from foods that are complicated so that we can allow our body to recover. Chinese believe that avoiding some food during the course of the treatment. It is based on the nature of the ailment to achieve a complete recovery and maintain one's health.

Here are some examples of foods to avoid during an illness. They are written according to ailment on the left and foods to avoid.

High Fever
Oily and spicy foods

Insomnia
Strong tea, coffee

Water retention
Salt

Cold
Deep- fried foods, sweet foods, wine, chilli, white fungus

Cough
Deep-fried or fatty foods, wine, pepper, prawn

Diarrhoea
Fish, prawn, fried or deep-fried foods, fatty meat, fresh ginger, pepper

Stroke
Salted meat and vegetables, fatty meat, coffee, strong tea

Constipitation
Wine, coffee, chilli, white fungus

Asthma
Fatty meat, fish, prawn, crab, wine, soya bean, pumpkin, leaf mustard, carbonated drinks

Diabetes
Suger, sugar cane, fruits, sweet potato, starch, water chestnut, lotus, yam

Kidney stones
Shellfish, asparagus, spinach, beancurd, lentil, persimmon

These are only some of the foods that the chinese generally avoid, according to the physicians' advice. However the western medical doctor may have a different view to such so it is always, good to get a second opninion.






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