Foods You Should Be Eating When Sick

Jyotika Udeshi
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Down with the flu or a stomach bug? Whilst it’s tempting to stay curled up in bed, you need to make the effort to feed yourself at regular intervals. The right foods can not only help your body heal faster, but will also relieve your symptoms and boost your immunity. Here’s a list of illness-fighting foods that you should stock up on.

1. Green Or Black Tea

Apart from soothing a sore throat, sipping on a warm mug of tea can ease up a sinus infection and keep you hydrated.

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2. Ginger

If you are too nauseous to have a full meal, chew on a few pieces of ginger or add a bit of the extract to a cup of warm water. We guarantee that you will be more comfortable.

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3. Bananas

Since they are chock full of potassium and fibre, bananas are a great option for those suffering from diarrhoea.

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4. Chili Peppers

You know how your nose waters when you eat something too spicy? Aim for the same effect when you’ve got a stuffed nose by adding these hot peppers to your soup.

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5. Coconut Water

Whether you’ve got a fever or stomach infection, coconut water is here for you. This sweet beverage replenishes lost electrolytes and hydrates your body, to prevent you from getting more tired.

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6. Leafy Vegetables

Kale and spinach smoothies aren’t just for Instagram. These green vegetables are packed with vitamins and minerals to help you amp up your immunity.

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7. Garlic

According to folklore, garlic can ward off vampires. Although we can’t confirm this fact, we can assure you that this ingredient definitely staves off bacterial and viral infections.

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By nourishing yourself with these amazing foods, your road to recovery will be much shorter!

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