Nutrition against intestinal infections

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Nutrition against intestinal infections


Intestine and intestinal infections

THEintestine it is populated by a physiological bacterial flora which allows it to counteract the attack of pathogens. These pathogens can cause disturbances to other organs and systems; therefore the well-being of the intestine is essential for the immune defense of the whole organism.

There are very many intestinal infections but the most common symptoms are almost always the same: nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Fever can also often appear, which can be more or less high depending on the type of pathogen responsible for the infection.

The duration of the symptoms depends on the type of infection; it usually runs out in a few days or even within 24 hours; the organism, however, can remain severely weakened in the event that a significant loss of liquids and mineral salts has occurred.

Intestinal infections are more dangerous in children (especially infants) and the elderly than in healthy adults because they can more easily cause dehydration. Among other things, especially in children inserted in the community (kindergarten, kindergarten, etc.), intestinal infections of viral origin are particularly frequent, therefore particular attention must be paid to avoiding dehydration with the help of adequate nutrition.

When intestinal infections caused by viruses are very frequent it means that the intestine is in difficulty and that there is probably an imbalance of the intestinal microflora. In this case we speak of intestinal dysbiosis. Gut health largely depends on nutrition.


Nutrition to protect yourself from intestinal infections

The diet of the Western world, which on the one hand is excessively rich in refined carbohydrates, additives, proteins and on the other hand is too low in fiber, has a negative effect on the health of the intestine. A bowel that is not in optimal conditions will be easy prey for pathogens.

To prevent intestinal infections it is necessary to follow a balanced diet and avoid all foods and conditions that can cause them.

To prevent the bacterial infections must

  • pay attention tofood hygiene at home, always carefully cleaning all surfaces and kitchen utensils, always washing fruit and vegetables that are eaten raw very well, properly preserving food;
  • avoid all those foods that can be contaminated, for example, to keep salmonella away it is advisable not to eat raw eggs, to save yourself from brucellosis it is necessary to avoid the consumption of cheeses produced in uncontrolled environments and so on.

Le viral infections they are usually transmitted from person to person and therefore it is more difficult to protect oneself, a healthy intestine, however, defends itself much better. We should therefore always follow a 'supply healthy to balanced and that is rich in fiber and wholesome foods.

Unfortunately, it is not easy to avoid additives, metals, pesticides and other harmful substances contained in food because most of what we eat contains them, sometimes even in large quantities. However, we can limit the income by choosing organic and not very refined raw materials.

It is also advisable to avoid ready meals and to devote care and attention to the preparation of meals; the type of cooking is in fact as important as the choice of ingredients.

Avoiding intestinal infections is also important liver health and pancreas, all conditions that are obtained with a balanced diet, low in fat, rich in fiber and normocaloric. An intake of calories higher than one's needs favors the accumulation of body fat, which negatively affects the health of the intestine and other organs.

What if the intestinal infection is already underway? What should i eat? In this case it is advisable to follow, for a few days, a "white" diet based on easily digestible foods, for example plain rice or boiled carrots.

However, it is especially essential to replenish lost fluids by drinking plenty of water and tea. The consumption of yogurt it can help rebalance the intestinal bacterial flora; it is advisable, however, to choose natural yogurt, free of added sugars and additives. 


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Nutrition against intestinal infections


Did you know that

Eating raw eggs notoriously puts you at risk for salmonellosis. The eggs bought by the farmer, if we talk about the potential in terms of salmonella infection, are more dangerous than those from the supermarket. Certainly they are fresher and probably even more genuine, but they are not subjected to all the strict controls that apply to eggs destined for large-scale distribution.

Therefore, if you want to prepare a homemade dessert based on raw eggs, it is always advisable to pasteurize them, even if they are very fresh. Both yolks and egg whites can be pasteurized.


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