Best Foods To Eat When Sick

| 03/12/2016 | 0 Comments More
Green Tea With Honey

Green Tea With Honey

Like everyone reading this, I hate getting sick, so did you know that as well as getting plenty of rest, did you know that choosing the right food can also get you on the road to feeling better?

Here are some great suggestions to help you feeling better again:

Spicy Foods: Spicy food can be good to clear your sinuses. When consuming spicy foods, your body will naturally loosen the mucus and phlegm that is clogging your body, and you might be able to breathe a little better. Try chili pepper, horseradish & wasabi.

Note: If you have a stomach illness, spicy foods may aggravate your symptoms.

Garlic:  Garlic is known to boost immunity. It also increases enzymes that help to detoxify the blood.  Studies have shown that garlic can not only help ward off colds but also reduce the duration and severity of illness.

Ginger: This well-documented root helps with nausea. But, instead of reaching for a regular ginger ale loaded with high fructose corn syrup, try a natural ginger beer or ginger tea. These will have a higher potency of ginger and won’t cause further inflammation caused by unwelcome sugars.

Bananas: Bananas have a very high vitamin content and energising sugars, bananas are also gentle on the stomach. If you’re suffering from a digestive related illness, bananas are a safe bet.

Hot Green Tea: Green Tea is full of antioxidants, and also has anti-viral and antibacterial properties.

If caffeine isn’t your thing, chamomile tea elevates phenols, which are antioxidants that have been shown to possess antibacterial powers.

Raw Honey: Honey has been proven to be extremely effective in getting rid of coughs and just as effective as over the counter medicine.

A great way to take Honey is in hot water where if you like you can add tea for added flavour.  If it’s affordable Manuka Honey has been said to be the most medicinal honey in the world.

Citrus: Grapefruit, oranges & lemons are full of nutrients, including vitamin C.  Eat them whole, squeeze some into your water, or make homemade juice.  Don’t waste your money on Vitamin C supplements, though, the body can’t utilise more than 200 milligrams per day.

Elderberries. Elderberries are an extremely potent anti-viral food. A study in 2009 showed that elderberry extracts were able to block the H1N1 virus’s ability to infect host cells.


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