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The Best Foods to Eat When You Are Sick.

What to Eat When You’re Sick

If you’re sneezing, coughing and mouth-breathing, it’s official you’re sick. There

are several wise tales circulating around like, “feed a cold and starve a flu,” but

the truth is, to help your body heal, you need to fuel it with healthy,

nutritious foods. When you’re sick, your body is expending a great deal of energy

to revive you. This is why it’s important that you eat properly and stay hydrated.

Whether you have the flu or a cold, we’ve compiled 5 amazing foods that will

help you heal when you’re sick.

Ginger

Ginger

The best thing you can drink when you’re sick is ginger ale. Ginger is a natural

anti-nauseate. When you’re under-the-weather and feeling sick to your stomach,

drinking beverages that contain ginger can be your best option.

Soup

Soup

Chicken noodle soup is one home remedy that many people credit for curing

anything that ails you. Although there is no scientific evidence that supports soup

as a cure for the cold, it does have many benefits when you’re sick. The warm

broth in chicken noodle soup relaxes your congested chest, opens airways and

reduces inflammation. Soup is known to decrease infection because it contains

antimicrobial properties.

Honey

Honey

Not only is honey sweet and delicious, it’s also great for a sore throat. Honey

contains antimicrobial properties and can kill bacteria on the back of your throat.

Researchers have found that honey contains many bacteria-fighting properties

such as polyphenols, high sugar concentration, hydrogen peroxide, osmotic

effect and a natural acidity, all actively target and destroy bacteria. You can mix

honey into your favorite teas or eat a spoonful; either way honey is a great home

remedy to try when you’re sick.

Banana

Bananas

Bananas are a part of the BRAT diet, which is recommended for those suffering

from vomiting and nausea. BRAT stands for bananas, rice, applesauce and

toast. Bananas contain high levels of fruit sugars, which give you that extra

energy boost. Bananas are great source of nutrients such pectin, which aids in

digestion and electrolytes that help settle your stomach.

OrangeJuice

Orange Juice

Give your immune system a boost when you’re sick by drinking 100% orange

juice. By drinking 100% fruit juices you’ll be putting much need vitamins (like

vitamin C) back into your body as well as giving your body the energy it needs to

fight off what is ailing you.

We know you feel terrible, but in order to get well you need to eat well. Try these

foods to help your body speed up the healing process.

Always consult your doctor before trying any new treatment or regime. Premier Medical has 35 talented doctors ready to meet your healthcare needs.  Call or Schedule your appointment online today.

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