Lybrate Logo
Get the App
For Doctors
Book Appointment
Ask a Question
Plan my Surgery
Health Feed
Health Feed
Find Doctors

Diet Chart For Fever Patients

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2020


Topic Image

When someone has the fever, the rate of burning calories increases with the increase in temperature. The body needs more calories to function properly in fever than it requires in an ordinary situation. Diet plan in fever is crucial for the immune system to function properly. Since more calories are burnt by the body in fever, one must have nutrient dense food to give energy to the immune system to function properly. Studies have found that a low-calorie diet in fever worsens symptoms and lengthens the duration of sickness.

The list of foods items listed below is beneficial for reducing fever:

  1. Fluid-rich foods: Drink water, hot tea, fresh fruit juice. Intake of fluid-rich foods is recommended such as poultry broths, thin soups, coconut water.
  2. Fresh fruits: Fruits like apples, oranges, watermelon, pineapple, kiwi are rich in vitamin C. This contains antioxidants that reduce fever.
  3. Avoid fruits with heavy sugar and fruits canned in syrup because sugar inhibits the immune system. The banana provides vital nutrients and easy to digest.
  4. Proper intake of proteins: Scrambled eggs, smoothie with low-fat milk, dal, chana or Indian cottage cheese are rich in protein and beneficial.

Diet Chart During Fever

Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Milk n Cornflakes (1 cup)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)Tender coconut water (1 cup) + 1 Apple
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)Parboiled rice (1/2 cup) + Chicken(2pcs.) stew (1/2 cup)
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)Vegetable soup (1/2 cup)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Boiled rice (1/3 cup) + Mashed potato (2) + Ghee (1tsp) + Warm Rasgolla (2)
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Chapati (1.5) soaked in Milk (1/2 cup) with added sugar
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)Tender coconut water (1 cup) + 1 Ripe banana
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)Parboiled rice (1/2 cup) + Fish(1pc.) stew (1/2 cup)
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)Spinach soup (1/2 cup)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Boiled rice (1/3 cup) + Carrot n potato curry (1/2 cup) + Warm Rasgolla (2)
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Chapati (2) + Masoor daal soup (1/2 cup)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)Tender coconut water (1 cup) + Grapes (1/2 cup)
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)Yellow matar daal curry (1/2 cup) + 1/4th fresh lime on it.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)Carrot soup (1/2 cup)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Mashed boiled rice (1/3 cup) + Milk (1/4 cup) + Jaggery (3 tsp)
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Rice flake Pulav (1 cup) with peas and carrots
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)Tender cococnut water (1 cup) + 1 orange
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)Mashed potato(2) n Boiled rice (1/2 cup) + Boiled egg (1) + Ghee (2tsp) on warm rice
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)Chicken soup (1/3 cup)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Boiled rice (1/3 cup) + Fish(1pc) stew (1/3 cup) + Warm Rasgolla (2)
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Chapati (2) + Moong daal soup (1/2 cup)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)Tender coconut water (1 cup) + Pomegranates (1/2 cup)
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)Parboiled rice (1/2 cup) + Chicken(2pcs.) stew (1/2 cup)
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)Mushroom soup (1/2 cup)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Boiled rice (1/4 cup) + Boiled Eggs (1) + Ghee (1tsp) + Warm Rasgolla (2)
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Custard (1/2 cup) + Toast (2 slices)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)Tender coconut water (1 cup) + 2 Chikus
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)Parboiled rice (1/2 cup) + Fish(1pc.) stew (1/2 cup)
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)Carrot soup (1/2 cup)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Mashed boiled rice (1/3 cup) + Milk (1/4 cup) + Jaggery (3 tsp)
Breakfast (8:00-8:30AM)Chapati (2) + Bengal gram daal (1/2 cup)
Mid-Meal (11:00-11:30AM)Tender coconut water (1 cup) + Black grapes (1/2 cup)
Lunch (2:00-2:30PM)Yellow matar daal curry (1/2 cup) + 1/4th fresh lime on it.
Evening (4:00-4:30PM)Spinach soup (1/2 cup)
Dinner (8:00-8:30PM)Boiled rice (1/3 cup) + Fish(1pc) stew (1/3 cup) + Warm Rasgolla (2)

Diet Plan For Fever Patient - Food Items To Limit

Butter,Ghee, Vegetable oil, Chilies, Spices, fiber rich foods, pastries, fried snacks, deserts, thick cream soups should be avoided as they increase the chances of prolonged stay of illness. Infection will reduce the capacity of your digestive system and the medicines used for the treatment may kill all the helpfull microbes, so foods rich in fiber and fats will irritate your stomach. And it's better avoid consumption of high spicy foods in fever because it will give burning sensation in the stomach.

Do's And Dont's in Fever


  1. Wash your hands frequently, especially before preparing a meal.
  2. Cooking kills typhoid, so if you are eating out, make sure the food (meat, fish or vegetables, whatever it is that you're eating) has been thoroughly cooked and is being served steaming hot.
  3. Only eat peeled fruits and vegetables.
  4. Make sure your drinking water is boiled or treated.
  5. Clean water can become contaminated again if it is not stored safely. So make sure to store the drinking water in a clean container with a small opening or a cover. Use it within 4 hours.
  6. Drink more water( Min 6-8 glass)
  7. Drink boiled and properly filtered water
  8. Include good quality proteins(eggs, meat paste, fish, poultry) in properly cooked form.


  1. Typhoid is quite common in areas with poor hygiene, so avoid roadside stalls.
  2. Avoid handling food or any other household things if there is a risk of spreading the disease.
  3. Don't go for heavy meals, split your heavy meals and do frequent small meals.
  4. Avoid high fiber foods.


Diet Food Items List You Can Easily Consume in Fever

  1. Cereals: Properly cooked white rice, white bread
  2. Pulses: Thin dhal
  3. Vegetables: Properly cooked and mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Ashguard, Carrots
  4. Fruits: Banana(small),Oranges and Apple( Without skin),Tender Coconut water.
  5. Milk and Milk products: Yoghurt, Buttermilk.
  6. Meat, Fish and Egg: Boiled egg, stewed fish.
  7. Oil: 1Tbsp/ day( Olive oil, Mustard Oil, Rice bran Oil, Canola oil
  8. Sugar: 2 Tsp/ day.


Popular Questions & Answers

View All

Hi sir, I had scaphoid fracture 2 months ago an...


Dr. Jayasree Ramesh

Orthopedic Doctor

The kit contains a single tablet called ibandronate which can cause your symptoms. Rest all are c...

Maam, I am a 35 years old female. I used to hav...


Dr. Alok Shakya

General Surgeon

Pain and bleeding during or after defecation may be because of anal fissure/haemorrhoids. As you ...

Mere pet mai 20 days left side mai pain ho raha...


Dr. Chayan Gupta

General Surgeon

Have you had any surgery before. As it's showing you had abdominal abscess previously. Please giv...

Bilirubin total 0.74 bilirubin direct 0.21 bili...


Dr. Sachin Daga


Nothing to worry. Did you had recent episode of fever or did you take medication. If not repeat t...

I expected my menses on 1. Found I am pregnant ...


Dr. Girish Dani


1) after drugs, for termination of pregnancy, it is sonography 15 days later which decides the su...

Table of content

Content Details
Profile Image
Written ByDrx Hina FirdousPhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma - Certificate in Nutrition and Child CarePharmacology
Reviewed By
Profile Image
Reviewed ByDt. Triveni KovvadaDiploma In Diet & NutritionDietitian/Nutritionist

Find Dietitian/Nutritionist near me


Ask a free question

Get FREE multiple opinions from Doctors

posted anonymously

Having issues? Consult a doctor for medical advice