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Jaundice diet

what are the things(solid/liquid) that a jaundice patient should not eat/drink? I would be grateful for the answer sir
(October 25, 2010)

Foods  Avoided For Jaundice

Jaundice is a very common condition that causes a yellow discoloration of the skin as well as mucous membrane in the affected individual. The most noticeable symptom of the presence of jaundice is the yellowish coloration of the whites of the eyes as a result of the increased amounts of bilirubin in the body. The condition is rather common and almost everyone will be affected by jaundice at some point of time in their lives. Some of the more common causes of jaundice include an obstruction of the bile ducts within the body, the result of some kind of underlying disease that affects the liver. Some of the more common conditions that fall into this category include typhoid, malaria as well as yellow fever.

It is important to understand that jaundice is not a condition on its own, but merely a symptom of an underlying and more serious medical ailment. Some of the more prominent symptoms that will help you identify the presence of jaundice include a substantial loss of appetite, a dull pain in the abdominal area – just around the area in which the liver sits, as well as a certain amount of nausea, constipation as well as extreme weakness.

Because of the fact that jaundice is such a common condition to be suffering from, there are a number of jaundice diets and natural home remedies that have been tried and tested all over the world – with some of them having rather significant successes. One of the most successful jaundice diets is to have a single glass of some kind of fruit juice and a single slice of whole wheat bread for breakfast. The best choices of fruits for the juice include apples, mango, papaya and grapes or berries. Between breakfast and lunch – a glass of orange juice is beneficial while your lunch should consist of 2 slices of whole wheat bread and a cup of strained vegetable soup as well as a steamed vegetable along with a glass of buttermilk. A mid afternoon snack can consist of some coconut water or orange juice while dinner should consist primarily of baked potato, steamed vegetables, a glass of hot milk with honey and whole wheat bread. In order to reduce the levels of stress that the liver is normally under when it comes to digesting food, it is important to avoid foods that contain any quantities of butter, oil and cream for as long as two weeks.  Jaundice nutrition requires high consumption levels of whole wheat bread because of the fact that it contains a number of beneficial carbohydrates and vitamins that will help in the overall nutrition of the body.

Water treatment is another very highly regarded jaundice treatment and requires the individual to consume large quantities of lemon juice in order to prevent any likely damage that may occur to the liver cells. Yoga is another very highly regarded jaundice treatment plan and ca help significantly change a person’s lifestyle to being healthier in an overall sense.

Submitted by A M on October 25, 2010 at 11:43


Diet for Jaundice  

It is very important to diagnose the underlying cause for jaundice before any diet modification. When a nutritious well balanced diet is followed along with adequate rest mild form of jaundice can be treated effectively at home within few weeks. Try the following dietary guidelines to subside the symptoms -

  • Many a times a patient with jaundice has a much diminished appetite accompanied with nausea and vomiting so it becomes important to include energy and protein dense foods at frequent intervals in a day's diet.
  • Lemon when added to different juices will help in faster recovery, include variety of fluids in the diet like boiled water, barley water, lemon juice, coconut water, all fruit juices, mixed vegetable juices, carrot juice, beet root juice, juice of bitter luffa and sugarcane juice. Increased fluid will encourage frequent urination which in turn will help to excrete excess bile pigments from blood via urinary system.
  • Fats and fatty foods will be very difficult to digest so avoid them all together; however to add taste in the diet fat from dairy products and eggs would be easily digested compared to a fatty meal. After two weeks cream, butter and olive oil can be gradually added in the diet as these can be easily digested and absorbed.
  • Have bland diet foods and avoid strong spices, coffee, sweets, pickles, tea, salted meats, pork, condiments, raw pulses and alcohol.
  • Take adequate rest, relax and avoid any kind of stress.
Submitted by S M on April 2, 2008 at 06:11


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