Did you know that the Philippines is one of the most unhealthy countries in Asia is according to pan-Asian insurance giant AIA Group?
In this generation of technologies, almost all adults even kids don’t have a healthy lifestyle. The lack of exercise and unhealthy foods because of too much time being spent on their gadgets and the internet has been taking its toll.
Most people don’t realize this until they get sick themselves.
When a person gets sick, aside from taking medicine, also eating the right food is essential for fast recovery. A sick person can’t eat whatever he wants, as their bodies are more sensitive or may react more to certain food.
Sadly, some people are not aware of what is bad and what is good to take while they are sick, this results to them getting sicker and frailer.
Do’s and don’t
According to Dr. Willy G. Ong a Medical Director, Pasay Charity Health Center, 1996 to present and Founder and Chair, Movement of Idealistic and Nationalistic Doctors (MIND) – 2005 that the right food must be given to a sick person to recover quickly and also foods to avoid.
Here’s a list of food that sick people need to lessen or to avoid completely.
Sour food or drink – try to avoid dishes with calamansi juice and vinegar or drinking sour juices like orange and lemon. It will give more acid in your stomach, especially if you are diagnosed with an ulcer or any stomach-related illnesses.
Spicy food – It can harm our stomach and cause diarrhea.
Fatty food and cooking oil – The oil or fats can lower a person’s digestive system to burn food and causing the acid to stay longer in our stomach.
Caffeine – Drinks like coffee and tea have caffeine that makes our stomach more acidic.
Here’s a list of the right food for a sick person
Congee – This is a common food that Pinoys eat when they are sick. Congee is good because it’s easy to eat and to digest. It has rice as its main ingredient and it has carbohydrates to strengthen our body.
Chicken soup – can quickly treat sinus and cough because it has an amino acid called cysteine.
Fish – contains a protein that is also needed by our body to recover while sick.
Banana – has flavonoid leucocyanidin that protects our guts and potassium to help our heart to beat normally.
Lots of Water – our body composed of 70 to 80% of water, people need to drink a lot of water to flush all toxins in our body.
Eating right is just the first step in recovery. The most important thing to do when you are sick is to rest.
Don’t stress yourself because it will lower the immune system that fights virus and bacteria inside of our body.
Make sure to strengthen the immune system with proper food and exercise and avoid polluted places.