Best Foods for Chicken Pox

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Be it any condition, a healthy diet is a road to fast recovery. Watch this video for some quick and easy recipes to help you recover from Chicken Pox!


Chicken Pox

Chicken pox is a highly contagious viral infection. It is characterized by blister-like rashes that first occur on the face & then spread throughout the body. Although it is usually seen in children, adults with a weak immune system can also suffer from this condition.

Symptoms to look for:

• Fever
• Headache
• Sore throat
• Weakness
• Skin rashes



• Common in people who have weak immune system


Food groups to consume in chicken pox:

1. Simple Carbohydrates:They boost body’s energy levels &
counter weakness

Foods to consume: Rice, wheat porridge, potatoes, oats and bananas

2. Vitamin A & C: Strengthen the immune system and helps fight

Foods to consume: Oranges, lemons, watermelon, papaya, carrots, cucumber, beetroots, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes and sprouts

3. Wheat grass juice: It has strong detoxification properties
which help to fight infections

4. Include turmeric in diet as it is a natural antiseptic and fights free radicals in the body. It also helps reduce the skin rashes

5. Probiotics: Adds good bacteria in the gut and strengthens the
immune system

Foods to consume: Yogurt


Recipes based on the above food groups:

Recipe 1: Rice & potato meal

1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan
2. Add ½ tsp cumin seeds and wait till it crackles
3. Now add 2 tbsp chopped onions
4. Sauté till the onions turn transparent
5. Once the onions are done, add ½ cup chopped tomatoes in it
6. Add a pinch of grated ginger
7. Also add a pinch of turmeric
8. Mix and sauté this for about 5 minutes
9. Now add 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves.
10. We have boiled and sliced 2 potatoes. Add these to the
11. Add salt to taste
12.Give this a gentle mix
13. Finally, add 1 cup cooked rice and mix all these ingredients
14. Garnish with some freshly chopped coriander and serve hot

Recipe 2: Banana & oats smoothie

1. Add ½ cup water in a vessel, and allow it to boil
2. Now add 1 tbsp oats in the water. Keep stirring
3. Let the oats cook & once done set the vessel aside and allow
the contents to cool
4. Once the oats have cooled down to room temperature, add
them to the blender
5. Also add 1 chopped banana in the blender.
6. Add 1 cup yogurt
7. Also add ½ cup milk
8. Add 1 tbsp honey
9. Blend this all well
10. Remove this smoothie in a glass and refrigerate for 15-20



• Drink lots of water & juices
• Avoid processed, fried & junk foods
• Avoid hard to digest foods like: chicken, fish and meat






The above recipes have been developed in consultation with a nutritionist. However, these are not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of a trained health professional. All matters regarding your health require medical supervision. Consult your physician before adopting the suggestions in this video, as well as about any condition that may require diagnosis or medical attention. Refer to the terms of use on our website

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