The day was July 18, 2015, I remember because it was the weekend prior to launching Fresh Remedies. A very good friend of mine had invited me out for lunch at a local cafe. Since it was going to be my first time there, I decided to take a look at their food menu online before heading out. Their sandwich menu looked interesting, with a selection of 10 different items to choose from – based on the photos, I wanted to try the Smoked Salmon Sandwich.
We had arrived, the sun was out with a light breeze making it the perfect weather to sit out and have lunch on the patio. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable, and the ambience of the cafe was very relaxing. After placing our order, we sat outside waiting for our names to be called. The wait time was approximately 10 minutes before we had our meal. The sandwich itself looked appetizing, and a good sized portion – they use Rye Bread for their sandwiches.
The first bite into the sandwich, my palette began to notice all the different flavors: cream cheese, onions, tomatoes, and of course the salmon. I did notice that the salmon didn’t taste as fresh as I thought it would have, but I’ve been so used to eating either cooked, or sushi style, and I knew smoked salmon would have a different flavor and texture, so I thought nothing of it.
It was definitely a big lunch, and for the next 6 I did not have anything else to eat except for a cup of coffee and water throughout the day. At home, I noticed that I began to have the runs (slight diarrhea), and would have to relieve myself every hour. I thought that it may have been the coffee, since it is a natural diuretic but it was never like this.
I decided to go take a nap to try to sleep it off, but a an hour later I was awoken by a feeling of nausea which then caused me to vomit. At this point, I knew it had be food poisoning because I had not eaten anything else since lunch. For the next 8 hours, my body temperature fluctuated between sweats and chills.
The next morning I was feeling dehydrated with a slight appetite. I began drinking water throughout the day, and felt that I could hold down some solid foods.
Enter the BRAT Diet
The BRAT Diet System is considered a bland diet, which is beneficial when recovering from Food Poisoning, or an Upset Stomach.
Bananas are rich in potassium and pectin, which can help you restore nutrients and electrolytes that were lost through the system cleanse. Bananas will also aid with the digestive process, and is easy to keep down after Food Poisoning or an Upset Stomach.
Applesauce itself contains a high amount of Insoluble Fiber that helps your system stay regular, and contains beneficial properties including:
- Vitamin C
BONUS: Health and recovery bonus if the Applesauce is Organic and Unsweetened!
Toast is the last part of the BRAT Diet, but it is certainly not the least. It’s best that the Toast be Whole Wheat or Rye as it contains carbohydrates and ‘some’ fiber to help your system recover and get back to its regular routine.
Make sure that you stay hydrated as your body loses a lot of fluids during Food Poisoning or Upset Stomach.
Please leave a comment below if you have any questions, or if you would like to share your thoughts and feedback about any of these remedies.
Thanks for reading and feel better soon!