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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Eat Well – Be Well – Live Well.
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