Picnic season: tasty, safe, healthy

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Coping with the effects of overeating

The sweltering summer heat is finally receding, the first rains have reduced the danger of fires – picnics and mass outdoor trips are again relevant. It is interesting that the grill, barbecue, skewers and other picnic accessories most of us diligently check, taking care of the maximum safety of those present. After a picnic, as a rule, the remnants of the fire are carefully poured.

At the same time, many completely forget about the possible consequences for their own health. First, overeating: rather “heavy” for the gastrointestinal tract meat on coals, smoked meats, bread, a lot of vegetables, sweet melons – watermelons for dessert. Secondly, poorly washed hands and food spoiled due to the lack of a refrigerator. Third, a good dose of nitrates in vegetables and fruits. Of course, the health consequences can be very, very serious.

Perhaps each of us has happened to overeat and experience the unpleasant consequences of intemperance in food – heaviness and even pain in the stomach, bloating and flatulence, nausea and heartburn.

The easiest and most accessible is a walk.

Of course, jogging will only aggravate the situation, but walking at a calm pace will help improve the blood supply to all organs. This will enable the stomach to quickly cope with huge amounts of food. Even if you are overcome by drowsiness, try to walk slowly in the immediate vicinity for at least 20-30 minutes.

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Don’t add too much salt and spices to your food. On the one hand, salt and spices are one of the main appetite stimulants. Condiments, on the other hand, can “cleverly disguise” stale and slightly tainted food. You will not even notice that you have eaten “something wrong”.

Take your time while eating. Eat at least 20 minutes – that is how long it takes for your brain to signal that you are full. Try to chew as long as possible, feeling the taste of each bite and enjoying the process.

At the same time, overeating is much less dangerous for the body than food poisoning. Dirty hands, stale food, nitrates in vegetables, fruits, melons and watermelons can lead to severe intoxication and poisoning of the body.

Melons and watermelons have a particular tendency to accumulate nitrates. If eaten with a high content of these substances, symptoms will begin to manifest themselves in 4-6 hours.

How to protect yourself from food poisoning during a picnic

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and use antibacterial wipes to wipe your hands and surfaces that will come in contact with food.
  • Rinse fruits and vegetables well. It is better to pre-soak watermelons and melons at home for half an hour in large containers of water.
  • Do not eat foods that look stale and spoiled; from puffy or cracked cans and packages.
  • In warm weather, food (especially cooked meat or dairy products) that has been outside the refrigerator should be stored no longer than two hours.
  • During transportation, it is better to arrange the products in packages, excluding their contact with meat. Transport meat and marinade in a container that is tightly closed and does not spill.
  • If possible, it is best to transport everything in a cooler bag.

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It is very important to recognize food poisoning in time, as in some cases urgent medical attention is required.

The symptoms of food poisoning are as follows: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, less often lethargy, headache, heaviness and cramps in the stomach.

As a rule, symptoms appear within 2-6 hours after eating food, in acute food poisoning – after 1-2 hours.

If you still cannot avoid food poisoning, seek first aid, do not hope that everything will go away by itself.

If you suspect poisoning or when its first symptoms appear, it is necessary to wash the stomach with a weak saline or potassium permanganate solution, followed by irritation of the tongue root. Next, you need to take a sorbent inside.

Amrita recommends the natural effective biosorbent “Mikoton” ® Original, created by scientists of the Institute of Cell Biology and Genetic Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

They were the ones who discovered a complex of three natural components obtained from the cell walls of the highest fungus, the true tinder fungus (Fomes fomentarius) – chitin, glucans and melanin. Each of these components is of great practical value in itself, but in combination, their properties are enhanced.

Chitin is a biosorbent with a wide but selective action. It contains nitrogen atoms in its molecule, thanks to which it has a unique sorption property – it absorbs toxins and heavy metals, but does not remove the main natural trace elements and does not disrupt mineral metabolism.

B-glucans are one of the most powerful natural substances that improve human immunity. They enhance the process by which special cells in the blood and body tissues (phagocytes) capture and digest infectious agents and dead cells.

Melanins are the most effective biological protectors of cells against adverse external and internal influences. Melanins are powerful antioxidants. They neutralize free radicals that arise in a living cell under the influence of various toxins and enzymes of pathogenic bacteria. Fungal melanins, unlike animal melanins, do not cause side effects.

“Mikoton” ® Original from Amrita is able to cope with the strongest intoxication and poisoning of the body. Depending on the severity of the condition, Amrita Mycoton ® Original is taken every two hours in a dosage of one teaspoon to a tablespoon until the condition improves.

It is believed that in the off-season, the body is especially vulnerable to possible viruses and exacerbations of chronic diseases. Mycoton ® Original by Amrita will help the body survive intoxication and recover quickly.

At the end of summer, be especially attentive to yourself and your health. Taking care of you – Amrita.

Light and healthy autumn for you from Amrita!