What to eat for recovering from anorexia?

Q: Dear Dr. Mao,
My daughter is a recovering from anorexic. What should she eat as she begins to ingest solid food again?

A: Your focus for your daughter should be to warm the stomach and stimulate the digestive juices because it is necessary to remind the stomach of its function.

Here are some recommendations for anorexia:

1. Make a tea from green onions, garlic, cinnamon or ginger.

2. Make a soup from pumpkin, yam, beans, potatoes, corn, barley, or vegetables.

3. Prepare rice, using more water than you usually would. Serve as soupy rice.

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This entry was posted in Anorexia & Bulimia, Diet and Nutrition, Q&A.