What to Eat When You’re Sick

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When you’re under the weather, the last thing you want to do is eat something that’ll make you feel worse.

So what’s the best thing to eat when you’re sick? It depends on what’s ailing you.

For diarrhea, it’s the BRAT diet.

BRAT stands for bananas, rice, applesauce and toast, but stay away from dairy and artificial sweeteners.

If you’re constipated, eat fiber-rich foods, which stimulate digestion.

Foods like whole grain breads, beans, and prunes are your best bet.

What about headaches? Just add water.

Dehydration is a common cause of headaches.

Caffeine in small doses can also help ease your aching head.

If you’ve got a rash, it could be an allergy, so keep an eye on what foods might trigger it.

However, foods high in omega-3 and protein can help.

These include salmon, and flax seed oil which promote healthy skin.

A runny nose can be annoying, so try drinking ginger tea and a steamy shower.

Spicy foods, however, can make your nose run more.

If the symptoms last for more than a few days, check with your physician.

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