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7 Ways To Prevent Poor Appetite

Poor appetite is referred to as the lack of desire to eat, with the effect of causing individuals to eat less than usual or to avoid food completely. It is a common symptom that accompanies several health conditions like: fever, cancer, difficulty in swallowing, inflammation of the esophagus, and sores in the mouth, just to mention a few. These factors, however, encourages poor appetite.

It could also lead to gum and teeth problems, due to the lack of sufficient nutrients that can improve the wellness of the body. For someone with poor appetite, getting proper nutrition is strongly advisable. Below are some ways by which a poor appetite can be prevented or taken care of:

1. Drink between meals and not with meals                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             drinking water at meal

Drinking while eating might not be a solution t poor appetite, as you get to feel fuller when you drink with meals. You can rather take fluids between your first meal and the next or better still, after eating. This would ensure you have enough nutritients already in your stomach.

2. Fruits                                                                                                                                                                                             Fruits

Fruits are generally known as healthy foods that can save you a lot of health risks. Some certain kinds of fruits strongly help to prevent or recover a lost appetite. Examples of such are: orange, lime, sour grapes, ginger, and garlic. These fruits are extremely effective at remedying appetite-loss.

3. Exercise                                                                                                                                                                                         exercose

As odd as this may seem in this context, exercise is very effective for regaining lost appetite. It is ordinarily known to cause hunger as there is an exhaustion of energy in the process and the hunger generated, can increase the desire for food. A 20 minute exercise before meals can also be done, in order to arouse an interest for food.

4. Eat in pleasant surroundings                                                                                                                                                             pleasant surrounding

Reaearch has shown that the ambience of surroundings in which one has their meals could have a major impact on appetite. For example, surroundinga with an -irritating smell would likely not increase one’s desire to eat, but to satimulate appetite, you could try eating with others, in a beautiful and serene environment.

5. Eat little at a time                                                                                                                                                                           eat at a time

It’s okay to eat up to five times in a day but these meals sgould definitely not be in large quantities. Eating a very large quantity of food at a particular time, may reduce the urge to eat more subsequently and it can affect the individual’s physical health and might lead to a having a poor appetite.

6. Eat more snacks                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               snacks food

Snacks also help to increase appetite, especially the ones that are rich in protein and calories. You should typically aim for healthier snacks such as fruits and other such, instead of the more common processed snacks.

7. Avoid foods with strong odours                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         strong odour

Foods with strong odours can irritate the sense organs and make eating a little difficult. If a certain food smells so strongly that it irritates, it’s best to avoid it or better still, eat it cold, to avoid being irritated by the smell.


Having a poor appetite would deprive one of food. This, eventually, would affect such individual’s health and if care is not taken, would lead to several health complications. Precautions should be taken, once a poor appetite is noticed, especially if consistent.

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