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Best foods for when ill?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 04, 2013 at 5:34 AM

I've developed a sore throat, a bit of a cough/gunged-up chest and general flu-like symptoms over the past couple of days, which I know is down to running too much, copious amounts of exam stress and trying to eat low carb/low calorie whilst not getting quite enough sleep (and being surrounded by ill people at college).

I have three days to get myself back on my feet before being ill seriously impacts on my exams; what are the best paleo foods to nourish myself with? Before going paleo I would have eaten buttered toast, apples and plain pasta and drunk copious amounts of honey and lemon. I was thinking that eggs, homemade apple-sauce, white tea and chicken stock/broth would be my best bet - am I right in thinking so?

My appetite hasn't decreased (it never does when I'm ill) but I become a constant grazer instead, so I'm after low-ish calorie foods that are gentle on my throat. Not fussed about low-carb as I feel that's part of what got me into this mess in the first place. I will be carrying on running as I go stir-crazy if I don't, but I'm going to be doing about half the mileage I usually do. I'm also going to be trying to sleep as much as possible, but I am in the middle of intense revision for exams and can't afford to lose much time.

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It isn't called "the Jewish penicillin" for nothing.

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on May 04, 2013
at 08:52 AM

Chicken soup always perks me up

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on May 04, 2013
at 08:38 PM

It isn't called "the Jewish penicillin" for nothing.

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on May 04, 2013
at 01:11 PM

Brothy soup such as chicken with lots of Ginger. Also lots of garlic, raw if you can stand it.

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on May 04, 2013
at 01:43 PM

Chicken soup with onion, garlic and carrots. Yum yum yum!

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on May 04, 2013
at 07:13 AM

look into anti inflammatory foods...maybe try something like a berry smoothie with coconut oil raw egg yolks and raw honey.

salmon might be good too as its pretty light to eat and has a lot epa and dha...fish roe would be even better like ikura, tobiko or caviar would be good too if you could find them

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