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What Foods To Eat When You Are Sick and Want to Get Better

Discussion in 'JF Doctor' started by MziziMkavu, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. MziziMkavu

    MziziMkavu JF-Expert Member

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    You might have wondered what food you should eat when you feel sick and not doing anything. Most common illness is common cold and that can be easily treated if healthy foods are eaten on a daily basis. When you are sick, you don't feel like eating and it is no fun. In such cases, you have to choose the best food that will make you better since you can only eat very little. Here are the foods that you should eat when you feel sick:

    (SUPU YA KUKU) Chicken soup has cysteine
    , an amino acid that's released by cooked chicken. It's chemically similar to a bronchitis drug, acetylcysteine, and it works with other soup ingredients to reduce inflammation. Salty broth also helps thin mucus.

    (MTINDI) Yogurt with active cultures
    , that are also know as probiotics or live healthy bacteria, can help fight colds in the first place. One, Lactobacillus reuteri (found in Stonyfield Farm yogurt) are very good.

    (CHAI YA MOTO) Drink hot tea:
    It can fight virus, and acts as a inflammation-relieving antioxidants. Drinking five cups of black tea a day for two weeks can help produce 10 times more interferon, the proteins that fight viruses, than drinking an instant coffee.

    (Nanaa) Peppermint
    is good for upset stomach and indigestion related problems such as nausea, diarrhea, flatulence and cramps during period; it is contraindicated if you are suffering from GERD – gastro esophago reflux disease because it can irritate your upper digestive tracts.. Otherwise, peppermint is helpful in giving your stomach numbing effect by relaxing the muscles in those areas and thus alleviating the pain and distention.

    has a lot of protective antioxidants. And a big squeeze of lemon in every mugful adds a little extra vitamin C to your virus-fighting kit, plus the tartness stimulates saliva, which makes swallowing easier.

    l and many other whole-grain cereals delivers three nutrients known to support your immune system: selenium, zinc, and beta-glucan.

    (UWELE) Celery
    can help lower your blood pressure if your illness is caused by hypertension. It is not just a water loaded vegetable; it contains phytochemicals, called phthalides. These compounds relax muscle tissue in artery walls and increase bloodflow. Celery can fill you up easily without hardly any calories.
    As you might have noticed,

    most of the foods that we listed above are not solid ones. This is because hard and solid foods are harder to digest. Although these are the best foods to eat when sick, it might be better to eat wide ranges of food when you get healthier because then you get all kinds of nutrients. Most important food or drink when feeling sick is

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  2. ze encyclopedia

    ze encyclopedia JF-Expert Member

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    thax mzizimkavu for a good lesson, stay blessed ever....
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    Sordo JF-Expert Member

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    When you need to know the best surgeon give him/her a patient to attend! Mzizi Mkavu subjectively you look to be a good doctor (MD)!
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    asante sana mzizimkavu
    Nakukubali sana kwa post sako
    Keep it up !