Diet for Dengue Patient / 骨痛热症病人的饮食

Dengue is the most common emerging viral disease of humans that in recent decades has become a major international public health concern. The hot and humid weather in Malaysia also yield the breeding ground for Aedes aegypti mosquitos.

Patients with dengue fever have to keep hydrated at all times. Malaysian Dietitian Association (MDA) president, Prof Dr Winnie Chee mentioned fluid intake should be at frequent interval to compensate for the loss from urination and sweat for excreting wastes. Other than fluid, calorie and protein intake should be increased by 50% of the daily requirement. Protein is very important in replenishing for protein tissue during fever, the protein food sources including milk, eggs, fish, poultry and legumes. Although a high calorie diet is needed for dengue fever, but avoid fried and oily foods. They need to take readily digestible foods in order to have better absorption, eg. porridge, boiled foods, and green vegetables.

papaya leaf extractResearch also demonstrated that papaya leaf juice can help in recovery from dengue fever, because it induced rapid increase in platelet count in patients with grade one and two dengue fever and the fatal dengue haemorrhagic fever [1].

So, how to prepare papaya leaf juice? It is very simple. You will just need 2 fresh papaya leafs and blend using slow juicer, food processer, or blender. The pure papaya leaf juice has a very bitter taste. Hence, add 1 to 2 teaspoon of honey or other fresh fruit juices to make it more palatable to drink after filtering. Then, take 2 tablespoon of the papaya leaf juice every 6 hours, preferably 3 times a day.

Below are the recommended juices from La Juiceria that are beneficial for dengue patients:

  • Goodness Greens
  • Tropical Greens
  • Celery Cilantro Punch
  • Orange Power
  • Almond Mylk
  • Vanilla Cashew Mylk

References:

1. Soobitha Subenthiran et al. Carica papaya Leaves Juice Significantly Accelerates the Rate of Increase in Platelet Count among Patients with Dengue Fever and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever.  Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Vol 13; 2013. [Online]. Available from: URL: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/616737/

 

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骨痛热症是其中一个最普遍的通过病毒传染的疾病,这已成为了主要的国际性关注的健康课题。在马来西亚这样炎热潮湿的气侯,也已导致黑斑蚊繁殖的温床。

骨痛热症病人必须要时时刻刻补充水分。马来西亚饮食治疗师协会主席,Prof Dr Winnie Chee强调喝多水能补充从汗液和尿液流失的水分。不仅如此,骨痛热症病人需要摄取比平时高50%的卡路里 (热量)及蛋白质。蛋白质在补充流失的肌肉或组织扮演重要的一环,蛋白质可从牛奶、蛋、鱼、肉类及豆类摄取。虽然骨痛热症病人需要更高的卡路里饮食,不过避免油炸或油性食物。他们需要较容易消化的食物以便有更好的吸收率,例如粥、蒸过的食物与青菜。

papaya leaf extract

科学研究显示木瓜叶汁能帮助骨痛热症发烧的病人复原,这是因为木瓜叶汁能增加第一级及第二级出血性骨痛热病人的血小板数量 [1]。

要怎么准备木瓜叶汁呢?这只需要简单的步骤。您只须采用2片新鲜的木瓜叶,然后经搅拌机或慢磨榨汁机打碎机及过滤。木瓜叶汁非常苦及难入口。因此,您可尝试加入1-2茶匙蜜糖,或加入新鲜蔬果汁,让木瓜叶汁更易入口。骨痛热症病人在每6小时须喝下2汤匙的木瓜叶汁,最好每日3次。

以下是推荐给骨痛热症病人的La Juiceria蔬果汁:

  • Goodness Greens
  • Tropical Greens
  • Celery Cilantro Punch
  • Orange Power
  • Almond Mylk
  • Vanilla Cashew Mylk

 

References:

1. Soobitha Subenthiran et al. Carica papaya Leaves Juice Significantly Accelerates the Rate of Increase in Platelet Count among Patients with Dengue Fever and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever.  Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Vol 13; 2013. [Online]. Available from: URL: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/616737/