FitSugarSource: Came Down With a Cold or Flu? Eat These Foods
A balanced diet can boost your immune system and help prevent you from getting sick, but if you happen to catch a cold, or worse, the flu, a healthy diet is essential in helping you recover faster. Here are the foods you should be eating when you're sick.
Beverages - Lots of Them: You may not feel like eating solid foods, but make sure to take in plenty of fluids. All-natural ginger ale and peppermint or ginger tea are good choices if you have an upset stomach, and electrolyte-infused beverages are a good option if you've been visiting the bathroom a lot. Real fruit juices like OJ, grapefruit, and apple cider will offer calories and nutrients to help feelings of dizziness from not eating, but if you have a stuffy nose, choose hot liquids such as tea with lemon or our apple cider vinegar brew.
Some other options: Green tea supports the immune system, and if you add a little honey, it will also coat your scratchy throat.