what do you usually eat when you are sick?

Philippines
October 13, 2008 12:19pm CST
hi fellow mylotters, the weather haven't been good lately and it is easy to catch up colds and fever. when i am sick i don't usually feel like eating for the food that you take in taste bland and tasteless. so when you are not feeling well, what do you eat?
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@mscott (1923)
• United States
13 Oct 08
When I am sick I usually try to eat more fruits and I also eat soup. I am not a big soup fan, in fact the only time I ever seem to eat soup is when I am sick. I also try to drink plenty of liquids but since I am not a huge water fan I drink pure juice like apple and orange juice. I guess though it depends on if I have a cold or a flu as to how much or exactly what I will try to get down.
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@bigott (618)
• India
13 Oct 08
I prefer food as light as possible.usually i take grape and pineapple juice.Orange juice is also a good option if you are lackin' in vitamin c. Bananas and curd rice are also a gud option when u r sufferin' from stomach problems as they helps to control the seceretion level of HCL in stomach.
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• Philippines
13 Oct 08
hello there, fruits and soup are two of the most staple food we all eat when you are sick and this really helps a lot to get well really soon. especially fruits rich in Vitamin C. thanks so much for sharing. have a great day!!!
@sweetie1026 (1721)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
I usually eat noodle soups and lots of juice specially "calamansi" juice. I do take in a lot of water too and i eat eggs, can be hard boiled, soft boiled, scrambled or fried. I eat a lot of fruits too, any fruit in season.
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• Philippines
14 Oct 08
hello there, thanks for sharing. i would agree that calamansi juice helps a lot especially if taken warm. happy mylotting!!!
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@robert19ph (4583)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
hello kenchiprincess, When I am not feeling well, I eat a lot of fruits - apples, guavas, orange, pineapples, soups and a lot of liquids. Indeed I have no appetite but I need to do it so I'll not get sick longer. I'm not use to taking medicine at once. I'll do nasal thing that my Doctor told me to do, and it's so helpful not only to me but to my family too. Eversince she thought us this, we don't go to the Doctor anymore. It's so effective, saves money a lot.
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
hi, i am just curious what is this nasal thing that you are talking about? maybe thi may help me too when i get sick. i usually catches on colds and flu and i have allergic rhinitis. hope you can share it with me to lessen doctor visits. thanks for the post!!!
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• Philippines
15 Oct 08
Hi there kenchiprincess! When I am sick, I usually eat a lot of fruits. But one food I should have when I am sick is chicken soup. It never fails to help me feel better especially when I catch a flu. While food doesn't taste interesting enough when we are sick, we know that we should eat in order for us to feel better. Besides, there are some medicines that we are prescribed that can't be taken unless we have something in our stomach.
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@Bebs08 (10683)
• United States
14 Oct 08
Well, I can not tell because I am blessed with good health. well, I rarely get sick and if I am sick it is usually cough and colds or flue. Well, when I am sick like this, I just have lots of fruits that are rich in vitamin C. and drink lots of water. That;s the only thing I can share of what food I eat when I am sick. Just fruits a lot of it.
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
hi there Bebs, that's really nice to hear that you rarely get sick. thanks for the post and have a great and wonderful day.
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@magojordan (3252)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
I usually eat hot soup with noodles. Also I eat a lot of fruits especially bananas. I'm lucky that I don't lose much appetite when I'm sick. I eat just a little less than what i usually eat when I'm not sick.
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• Philippines
14 Oct 08
hello magojordan, thanks for sharing the food that you usually eat when you are sick. hot soup is the most common food that we all have when sick. it is nice to know that you don't lose your appetite when you are sick. have a great day!!!
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Oct 08
A bowl of chicken soup with a little bit of rice in it. This is also one of those few moments when I actually find myself drinking tea... orange or mint tea.
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
hi there Anne, thanks for sharing. have a great day!!!!
@Metalchick (1391)
13 Oct 08
Whenever I feel a little under the weather with a cold or the flu I always find chicken soup or soup of any sort for that matter really helps. The warmness helps warm me up and it's easy to get down especially if i'm suffering with a sore throat too. My mum always recommends a spoonful of honey if i'm suffering with a really sore throat as this helps soothe the pain and makes swallowing a little easier. One of my friends wont eat much at all when their ill and instead they recommend a spoonful of honey with a tumbler of brandy or whisky.
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
hi there, thanks for sharing. i too agrees that chicken soup or any soup helps. I just heard about honey that it is good for sore throat. i guess i better try that the next time i have a sore throat. thanks a lot. have a great night!!!!
@jenj38 (51)
• United States
13 Oct 08
Hi, When i am sick i eat lots of different kinds of jello. I eat lots of ice-cream or popsicles if a sore throat is present. Drink lots of clear fluids to prevent dehydration. I use my vaporizor to breath freely for a stuffy nose. Sometimes a doctor will say to eat toast but i haven't had much luck keeping toast down when i'm sick. I do eat some pudding too. :o)....Have a great day....:o)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
wow, ice cream when you are feeling sick? does that not worsen your situation? i am just curious. thanks for the post and have a great day!!!
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
Hi kenchiprincess. When I'm sick I notice that my stomach craves for hot soup . I also drink a lot of juice and water.
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
hello, liquid therapy really helps a lot to get well when we get sick. thanks for the post!!!