How to Eat After Food Poisoning

hi I'm Charlotte Lawson a registered and

licensed dietitian here in Tampa Bay

Florida now if you've had food poisoning

it was probably a pretty traumatic

experience and actually food poisoning

is one of the most undiagnosed symptoms

or even hospitalizations that happen

you're probably very cautious because

the symptoms of food poisoning are not

pleasant whatsoever and now that you're

starting to reintroduce foods you're

wondering what can I eat and how do I

avoid this from happening again well

first start slow especially since you've

probably had a lot of emptying from the

illness start with fluids try clear

liquids first and what I mean by clear

liquids are things you can see through

so obviously water is one but this also

includes your fruit juices like

cranberry and apple and pear juice these

things I have an excellent source of

easy digestible carbohydrates as well as

vitamins and minerals to help boost our

immune system back up then go into more

of a full liquid diet and buy full

liquid I'm talking creamy or thicker

consistency liquids this is where milk

and even cream soups come into play you

can actually have enough calories off of

a full liquid diet so try for those

creamier things and again start slow and

dealing with the liquid diet we're

automatic automatically rehydrating our

body with some of those excess fluids we

may have lost so start slow then move on

to your easy to adjustable carbohydrates

your softer foods things that are

palatable to you meaning things actually

sound tasty and that you want to enjoy

on the once you get back to a regular

full menu and normal dietary habits that

you were used to keep in mind for

trigger foods especially if you're at a

picnic for instance things that have

been sitting outside for longer than two

hours without proper heat or cooling can

be dangerous foods things like

mayonnaise or things with eggs in them

also raw meats just be aware of those

trigger foods that can possibly cause an

upset again you want to keep hot foods

hotter than 140 degrees and cold foods

colder than 40 and again if they've been

in that danger zone which is 40 degrees

to 140 for longer than two hours it's

probably ready to toss it so when in

doubt throw it out and those are just a

couple tips on how to get back into a

regular diet and also to avoid that

symptoms of food poisoning again

I'm Charlotte and eat happy