How to avoid food poisoning during winter holidays

Winter holidays are an opportunity to spend more time with our family and meet up with friends. During Christmas and New Year, we are giving each other gifts, we are taking a break and we enjoy our time with our loved ones.

Most of us, to the delight of guests, usually prepare hearty meals for holidays. The various delicious dishes tempt us, and without realizing it, we tend to exaggerate in the consumption of food or alcoholic beverages.

Food excess can have unpleasant consequences to the body. One of the problems we can face as a result is food poisoning, manifested by diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, weakness or severe dehydration.

If the symptoms aren’t severe, it is sufficient enough for the intoxicated person to keep a specific diet: increased consumption of liquids, particularly water and mint tea, fresh cheese, lots of vegetables. Gradually, in the menu can be included basic food as bread and boiled meat, but under no circumstances, sodas, juices or energy drinks will be consumed.

Usually, food poisoning persists maximum 2-3 days and the symptoms gradually disappear. If the situation worsens, it is recommended to consult a doctor who will prescribe a medical treatment.