The last thing on our minds when we fall sick is to eat but not replenishing and staying hydrated is a big no for a speedy recovery. It is important for us to eat and even more important to eat the right food when we have a nasty cold or stomach flu. Check out this list of five foods to eat when you are sick.
These home remedies can provide plenty of nutrients and help you get back on your feet faster so why not give them a try!
- Orange juice
Orange juice is great when you have indigestion or an upset stomach. Be sure to stick to juice to help you digest the vitamin C and all the nutrients that come with the juice.
While oranges will not cure your cold completely, the high level of vitamin C in them can reduce the severity of your symptoms and lessen the number of days you are sick. They also help to boost your immune system.
If you cannot make your own juice, buy the fresh one that is 100% juice with no added sugar.
Banana is a part of BRAT diet which can be helpful when you are suffering from nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea. BRAT stands for bread, rice, applesauce, toast.
For stomach flu, it is best to stick with bland foods and insoluble fibre.
Honey works wonder in many dishes and also for a sore throat. The microbial content of honey kills bacteria at the back of your throat.
Simply mix a spoonful of honey with a glass of warm water for an ultimate sore throat and flu remedy.
A classic home remedy for those who are not feeling well, warm soup can relax a congested chest, opens up sinus passages and keeps the nasal cavity moist.
Just add garlic and onion to your warm broth for added anti-microbial boosts.
Ginger is a natural anti-nauseant, preventing and alleviating gastric symptoms like bloating, constipation and vomiting.
Try making your own ginger tea by pouring warm water over slices of ginger and a spoonful of honey.