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The Best Food Poisoning Remedies

Updated January 2, 2018 455 votes 66 voters 4.3k views
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!
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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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    Without a doubt, ginger is the best stomach woe cure. Taken in any form, it will relieve nausea. Try ginger tea, gingerbread, or gingersnaps. However, if you choose ginger ale, be sure the brand you select contains real ginger.
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    Avoid Rich or Spicy Foods

    When your stomach is feeling irritated, eating fatty or highly seasoned foods may send you right back to the bathroom. If you feel hungry, it's probably best to stick with clear liquids, plain toast, mashed potatoes, bananas, or other bland foods.
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    Let It Flow

    The worst thing you can do for vomiting is to fight it, because vomiting is your body's way of getting rid of something that is causing harm in your stomach. Trying to hold back the urge can actually cause tears in your esophagus.
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