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Diet Chart for Dengue Fever

Dengue is a very common and fatal disease affecting almost every part of the world. It is a mosquito-borne disease also known as break-bone fever. The dengue is caused by four different viruses and spread by Aedes mosquitoes that can lead to severe flu-like illness. Fever, headache, skin rashes, muscle, and joint pain are some of the main symptoms of dengue fever.

The dengue virus cannot be transmitted from one infected person to another and requires a specific kind of mosquito to transmit it from one person to another.

A healthy and balanced diet chart for dengue fever comprising all the essential nutrients play a key role in reducing dengue symptoms and dengue fever. Below is Life Aveda,s diet chart for dengue patients recommended by eminent doctors that ensures fast recovery and reduces the dengue symptoms.

Diet Chart for Dengue Patients

Early Morning Diet in Dengue Fever

Amla Juice, Aloe Vera Juice, Giloy Juice.

Recommendation: Patient can choose the juice day-wise: Empty stomach will work More.

Breakfast Diet

Veg Upma, Veg Dalia, Veg Sewain, Veg Poha,
Brown Bread Sandwich Chappati, Vegetable with 1 egg white.

Mid Morning Diet

Fruit juices, like pomegranate juice, papaya juice, coconut nut water.


Chappati, Veg Pulao, Boiled rice, Veg Khichri, Vegetable, Dal, and Curd


Green Tea, Ginger Tea, Red juice, Papaya leaves juice, Rice flakes snack

Pre Dinner

Any homemade soup


Plain Chappati, Veg Khichri, Veg Dalia, Vegetables, and Daal.

Bed Time

Goat Milk with a pinch of turmeric.

List of Foods to Consume and Avoid in Dengue Fever

  Food to Consume in Dengue FeverFood to Avoid in Dengue Fever
VegetablesSpinach, Papaya Leaves, bottle guard, potatoes, cabbage, pumpkin, round guard, Turnip, radish, beetroot, broccoli, mushroom, tomato, cucumber, onion, fenugreek leaves, carrot, coriander leaves. Red and Green Chilli, Frozen vegetables, Capsicum, Okra
FruitsPapaya, Pineapple, Strawberry, Guava, Kiwi, Pomegranate, apples, pears, watermelon, muskmelonPackaged and Citrus  Fruits
BeveragesCoconut Water, Herbal Tea, Carrot juice, Cucumber juice, pineapple juice, kiwi juice, pomegranate juice, Guava juice, Papaya leaves juice, Amla juice, Aloe vera  juice, and Giloy JuiceCoffee, Tea, Alchohol, Carbonated drinks, Canned fruit juices, lime water
GrainsWheat, Rice, Oatmeal, millet, Quinoa, Semolina, barelyRefined Flour
LegumesSplit PulsesDried and frozen Pulses
SpicesTurmeric, Cumin, carom, Fennel, Mint, Coriander, Fenugreek, Limited quantity of saltRed Chilli powder, Clove.
NutsAlmonds, Raisins, Walnuts Peanuts, Cashew  Nuts
OilsOlive oil, Flaxseed  oil, mustard oil, Soybean oilCoconut oil and Palm oil
Dairy ProductsGoat Milk, Cow GheeWhole Milk and Cream, Full fat yogurt, Cream, Cheese, Curd, buttermilk, Condensed milk, butter

Doctor tips in dengue Fever

  • Don’t skip the meals especially breakfast.
  • Increase your water intake capacity by 8-10 glasses a day.
  • Take 6-8 soaked almonds a day.
  • Always prefer whole fruit juices.
  • Maintain proper cleanliness and hygiene.
  • Take complete bed rest.
  • Monitor your platelet count by regular blood tests.
  • Don’t take Aspirin or any NSAID for the fever.
  • Consult your doctor for symptoms like red spots, bleeding from any site, black stools, excessive drowsiness, breathlessness, paleness of skin, and frequent vomiting.
  • Always take easily digestible food like boiled food, vegetables, banana, apple soups, porridge, and herbal tea.
  • Take enough fluids like fresh juices, coconut water, Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) to prevent dehydration and restore your electrolyte level.
  • Take food rich in Vitamin C as a natural remedy for dengue fever because it promotes antibodies for faster healing and recovery.
  • Add foods in your diet that are rich in platelet and blood counts.
  • Avoid spicy food, processed food, saturated fat foods, sugary and aerated drinks, and raw vegetables.

Find a Diet Consultation Online: Get personalized diet chart for dengue fever

At Life Aveda, we provide personalized diet consultation. In this, a doctor discusses the medical history of patients, does the root analysis on causes. After the deep analysis, the doctor suggests a diet chart for dengue as per their needs and requirement. To book a Consultation call on us at +91 7743002520 or click on the button to schedule an appointment with our expert doctors.

NOTE- These dietary guidelines may vary from patient to patient according to their medical parameters. These are generalized guidelines that might help in dengue.

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About Dr. Ranjana Kaushal

Dr. Ranjana Kaushal (MD Ayurveda) has 11 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda. Right now she is working as an Ayurveda consultant with Life Aveda. She has immense knowledge about herbs, their uses, and formulations. She has published articles related to many herbs and diseases in an international journal. She is also a degree holder in yoga and naturopathy. Read More..

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