Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite. Malaria patient feels very weak, very sick, with a high fever. We should leave the antibiotic/ drug therapy to a physician but we can learn more about the dietary management in the following text.
Eat healthy and nutritious foods:
The malaria patient has a requirement of high calories. Malaria resulted in elevation of BMR due to that caloric requirements are increased.
Increase Protein Intake:the requirement of protein is increased in malaria, as there is a massive tissue loss. Thus, the protein intake should be increased above the normal of 1g / kg/day to 1.5-2g of protein/kg/day.
Fat in Moderation: use of fats should be in moderation. Fats help in increasing the energy density of the food without increasing the bulk of the diet. Use of dairy fats like butter, cream, fats in milk products, egg yolk etc.
Dietary fibre: these foods high in fibre like green leafy vegetables, cereals or whole pulses or fruits and vegetables must be avoided
Sore member the foods to be include are:
Foods to be avoided are:
Foods to be restricted include: