Foods to fend off/slow down flu?
- danhole Feb 25, 2009 01:42 PM
My husband came home with a fever, achy, tired. Sounds like the flu, right? Well, I had been ill from Thanksgiving until the end of January, so I can't afford to get the flu. I am just starting to feel like a human being again. Is there some food, juice or whatever, I can feed/give him to help him get well soon? Puhleeze? I'm thinking chicken soup for tonight, if I can get him out of bed. What else?
I always feel that anything hot and spicy knocks those bad germs out of me! I love Thai Tom Yum Kai when I have a head cold. I also will make a toddy of hot lemon water with honey and cayenne pepper. Jalepenos seem to clear my head as well. I heard it's the capsian.......
P.S. I also swear by Airborne for building up the immunity system.
I swear by Theraflu, really
I like tea, honey, lemon, soups, tomato, chicken, if an upset stomach my doctor always said the BRAT diet. Even when my son was young. It works
B - Bananas, R - Rice, plain no butter, A - apple, sauce or diced up, T - toast, again no butter, a little apple jelly is ok and some sliced bananas on top. It is a lifesaver, but that is for a upset stomach or intensional.
I usually like warm simple foods. Grilled cheese, a light pasta with just a simple, sauce nothing too rich. I enjoyed Oatmeal, scrambled eggs, even roast chicken and my mom would put some in a broth with some rice and just some scallions. Simple easy soup. But everyone has their faves.
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Yeah, once he's already sick, it's too late to fend off anything. If it's any consolation, partners mostly don't get their significant other's cold, so you may be safe.
I find Thai food, as mentioned previously, does a great job -- tom yam gung is my preferred weapon of choice, with lots of lime juice, lemongrass, and SPICY!! Actually, any kind of spicy food will make you feel less congested, whether that is a fact or not.