After the acute symptoms of tonsillitis are over, the patient should adopt an all-fruit diet for further three or four days. In this regimen, three meals of fresh, juicy fruits such as apples, grapes, grapefruit, oranges, pears, pineapple, peaches and melon may be taken. The juice of fresh pineapple is most valuable in all throat afflictions of this kind.
After the all-fruit diet the patient may gradually embark upon a well-balanced diet on the following lines:
– Breakfast: Fresh fruits, or grated raw carrot or any other raw salad, and milk. Prunes or other dried fruits may be added, if desired.
– Lunch: Steamed vegetables, as obtainable and whole wheat chapattis. Vegetables likes bitter gourd and fenugreek are especially beneficial.
– Dinner: A good-sized raw salad of vegetables as obtainable sprouts seeds as mung beans and alfalfa seeds, whole meal bread and butter or cottage cheese.
Raw vegetable juices are also valuable in the treatment of tonsillitis. Juice of carrot, beet and cucumber taken individually or in combination are especially beneficial. Remember to use three parts carrot juice to one part beet and one part cucumber.