Chicken Soup is known as a cure for the common cold, and it really does help recovery. Drink plenty of fluids and feed both the flu and a cold. Here is what you need to eat and drink when you’re sick to get well soon.

Push Fluids

Drinking fluids when you’re sick helps prevent dehydrations. It may also help relieve symptoms, like congestion and cough. Be sure to drink fluids that help, avoid alcohol, coffee and caffeinated sodas since those can cause dehydration. Drink these fluids:

  • Water
  • Clear broth
  • Warm lemon water with honey
  • Herbal teas
  • Pedialyte

Comfort Food

 It is normal to have diminished appetite when fighting a cold or flu, but you also need to keep up your strength. Every mouthful counts so focus on protein-rich foods, like peanut butter, eggs or a protein shake. And that liquid penicillin, Chicken soup has protein and helps with hydration too.

To soothe a sore throat, try frozen treats or warm drinks. And for nausea and gastrointestinal discomfort stick to bland foods.

Foods to help you feel better

  •  PBJ sandwiches
  • Ice cream and/or milkshakes
  • Ice pops
  • Yogurt or puddings
  • Warm cider, teas
  • Soups and broths
  • Rice
  • Toast
  • Bananas