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Alex Tuttle
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Having the symptoms of food poisoning often includes moderate to severe abdominal cramping, nausea, diarrhea, headache, and vomiting. The symptoms can last anywhere from one to several days and many people who have had food poisoning describe the experience as “being hit by a truck.” While food poisoning can occur from eating out at a restaurant, the most common source is actually consuming contaminated food in your own kitchen! Learning to thoroughly clean surfaces after meat or eggs have touched it, washing your hands properly, and storing food in the proper way can all help to your risk of developing food poisoning, but what should you do if you already have food poisoning?
 
What are the best food poisoning remedies? The ideas on this list are the most practical tips to help alleviate the symptoms of this awful dilemma. The best news is that most of these suggestions are all natural and will allow you to work with your body rather than against it as you fight off this common ailment. Take a look at these simple solutions for treating food poisoning and vote for the ones you think are the best!
Hibernate for a Day is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Food Poisoning Remedies
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Hibernate for a Day


There's really not a whole lot you can do to end your misery; just be good to yourself and wait it out. Cancel your plans, rest, and take solace in the fact that it will pass in 24 hours or so.
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Replace Your Body's Fluids is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Food Poisoning Remedies
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Replace Your Body's Fluids


If your stomach will tolerate it, be sure to keep taking in liquids, especially if you have diarrhea. Try eating gelatin or drinking decaffeinated soda, tea with sugar, or water.
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Water is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Food Poisoning Remedies
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Water


You may not feel like having anything pass your lips, but you've got to stay hydrated, especially when you are losing fluids from both ends. Start off with a few sips of water and work your way up to more substantial stuff.
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Replace Your Potassium is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Food Poisoning Remedies
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Replace Your Potassium


Vomiting and diarrhea may deplete your body's supply of potassium, which may leave you feeling even worse. An extreme potassium imbalance can even be fatal. Twenty-four hours after your symptoms started (and hopefully when you're feeling a bit better), replenish your potassium stores with a sports drink or a banana.
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