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BY: Fleur Michell
Summer’s supposed to be fun, right? Except when you have gut-churning food poisoning.
Your chances of food poisoning increase in summer because foodborne bacteria grows fastest in warm weather -- particularly between 32 C and 43 C -- and flourishes when it’s humid. And since people tend to cook and eat outdoors more often when it’s hot out (barbecues, picnics and camping anyone?), food poisoning is a real danger.
To prevent getting sick, Food Standards Australia New Zealand recommend these guidelines when eating and cooking outside:
Natural Remedies for Food Poisoning
If you still end up getting food poisoning and the dreaded diarrhoea strikes, unfortunately, you’ll just have to ride it out. Never a pleasant affair! But try these natural remedies to speed up your recovery:
Ever had food poisoning? Talk about it below or connect with us @OralCareHealth (Australia & New Zealand)
Fleur Michell is the managing editor of Oral Care and Health Daily (Australia & New Zealand). She has written numerous health articles for such national publications as New Idea, Take 5, Cosmopolitan Pregnancy, Diabetic Living and The Sunday Telegraph’s Body+Soul.
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