What to eat
Eat Lightly! The old saying, "feed a cold, starve a fever" is an old wives tale that doesn't make much sense. Usually when we are sick we don't have much of an appetite. Follow your instinct.
The best kind of things to have are:
1. Home made soup broth
The best cold remedy calls for home made chicken or turkey broth. Grandma was right with this one. Bone broth is a nourishing food
that supplies nutrients for the health of bones, teeth and the
It is also helpful for osteoporosis, arthritis
and joint problems. Add some lemon juice to enhance the absorption of
nutrients for the bones.
2. Potato peel broth
If you don't have any chicken
broth on hand, or you are vegetarian you can make a broth with potato peels. Add in some
celery, carrots, garlic and or onions. This should be made fresh
3. Fresh vegetable juices
If you have a juice extractor this is the perfect time to use it. Or make some vegetable purées.
4. Plenty of hot liquids
My favorite go-to when I have a cold is hot
water with lemon, unpasteurized honey and ginger.Ginger is natural decongestant.
Hot water with
liquid chlorophyll if you have it, will help reduce acidity. Drink hot herbal teas.
Avoid diuretics like coffee or tea.
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.