When you have a cold or the flu, what should you eat? SparkPeople has a good article making suggestions on how to care for yourself when ill and it also makes suggestions as to what to eat during that time. The article is entitled, "Self-Care Tips for Sick Days".
One interesting thing that the article says is, "During sick days, you should not worry about weighing and measuring your foods, counting calories, using the food tracker, or lowering your metabolism. In fact sickness, fever and infections increase your metabolism by about seven percent for each degree the body temperature rises above 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
This article can be found at the following link: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
I have a cold right now and fixed chicken soup for lunch yesterday. I don't often eat soup but it just sounded good. I also have a fruit juice drink in the fridge that has been sitting there for awhile and I opened it up and will drink from that today.
What do you like to eat when you are sick? Do you fix special foods? Do you stick with the remedy of "chicken soup"?
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