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Eat to beat diarrhoea

Eat to beat diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is one of the most common problems for people living with HIV. It affects as many as four out of every five HIV-positive people and can have profound effects on lifestyle. In this article we look at what causes diarrhoea and how it affects the body, and give some practical tips and recipes for how to control diarrhoea.

Eating Positively

The Food Chain is marking its 20th Anniversary by delivering two new projects to support the changing needs of people living with HIV.

Superfoods Myths and Truths

With the list of supposed superfoods growing every week, Luis Luna investigates if you have to spend on exotic imports or if local cabbage will have the same effect.

Healthy Eating - Harissa chicken with black & white rice Serves 4

Harissa is a North African hot red sauce or paste made from chili peppers (often smoked or dried) and garlic, often with coriander and caraway or cumin and served with olive oil.

Healthy Eating - Khichdi

Khichdi Serves 4

Khichdi is a popular dish cooked in Pakistan, northern India and Bangladesh. It is often cooked for children and people with stomach problems as it is easily digestible.

200g White rice
200g Lentils
1 tsp of Turmeric
1 Medium Onion
1 Clove of Garlic
10 ml of Olive Oil
1 ltr of vegetable stock
Salt & Pepper to taste

Optional: Grated carrots, butternut squash, or sweet potatoes, fish or chicken.

• Chop the onion and crush the garlic.

• In a large pan, heat half the olive oil. Add half the chopped onion and garlic.
• Cook for a few minutes until the onions start to colour.
• Add the lentils and half of the vegetable stock, plus a pinch of salt and pepper, and simmer the lentils until tender.
• In a second pan, heat the remaining oil. Add the rest of the onion and garlic then add the turmeric and the rice. (remember to cook the rice is one portion of rice two portions of liquid). Stir only few times.
• At this stage add the optional vegetables if using (such as grated carrots, grated butternut squash or grated seet potatoes ). And
• Remove both the lentils and the rice from the heat and drain.
• Combine the lentils and the rice in a bowl.
• To serve, garnish the Khichdi with herbs such as parsley and coriander, or spring onions.
• The dish can be served with a protein-rich food such as cooked fish, chicken or hard boiled eggs.


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