Should You Really Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever?

Feed a cold, starve a fever? This is one myth that we can confidently debunk!. Your body needs nutrition to fight infection, regardless of your symptoms. Even if you’re not feeling well, experts recommend trying your best to eat some easy-to-digest food.

Fortunately, another piece of household wisdom turns out to be true! Chicken noodle soup really is a good way to get over an illness. It’s nutrient dense, high in protein, and relatively easy to digest. Eggs are another great option, as they’re packed with the proteins, vitamins and minerals your body needs to mount a strong defense against the invading pathogen.

Staying hydrated is also vital to your recovery. Make sure to drink plenty of water over the course of the day. Warm tea is another great source of hydration, while soothing sore a throat. Gargling with saltwater can also help relieve a sore throat and remove mucus

To learn more, see HealthDay.