Being sick sucks! You feel miserable and you don’t want to spend your energy cooking. There is an old wives tale saying to “feed a cold and starve a flu”. This is completely untrue. When you’re sick, you body is spending energy making you healthy again. Help your body heal you by fueling it with healthy, nutritious food.
Feeding yourself is especially important when suffering from nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. This can leave you seriously dehydrated. It can be hard to keep down food, but make sure you keep drinking and try eating easily digestible foods.
When you have a sore throat, you may also not want to eat. Swallowing can be very painful, making you not even want to try eating anything. The same can happen when you are very congested. You can lose your sense of smell, which is vitally important in your sense of taste. If you can’t taste your food, you certainly won’t feel like eating.
We brought together 10 amazing foods that will help you when you are sick. Whether you are suffering from a cold or are sick with a stomach flu, we have some top tips for what to eat to get healthy faster.
A common drink to enjoy when you are sick is ginger ale, but have you ever wondered why? Ginger is a natural anti-nauseant. When you are feeling sick to your stomach, drinking ginger beverages can be the best option. Many popular ginger sodas contain real ginger, not just ginger flavoring. You can also make your own ginger tea by pouring boiling water over slices of ginger and honey. Enjoy this hot beverage and feel the stomach relief.
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