What Foods To Eat When You Are Sick and Want to Get Better

Last Revised on August 19, 2011

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You might have wondered what food you should eat when you feel sick and not doing anything. Most common illness is common cold and that can be easily treated if healthy foods are eaten on a daily basis. When you are sick, you don’t feel like eating and it is no fun. In such cases, you have to choose the best food that will make you better since you can only eat very little. Here are the foods that you should eat when you feel sick:

Chicken soup has cysteine, an amino acid that’s released by cooked chicken. It’s chemically similar to a bronchitis drug, acetylcysteine, and it works with other soup ingredients to reduce inflammation. Salty broth also helps thin mucus.

Yogurt with active cultures, that are also know as probiotics or live healthy bacteria, can help fight colds in the first place. One, Lactobacillus reuteri (found in Stonyfield Farm yogurt) are very good.

Drink hot tea: It can fight virus, and acts as a inflammation-relieving antioxidants. Drinking five cups of black tea a day for two weeks can help produce 10 times more interferon, the proteins that fight viruses, than drinking an instant coffee.

Peppermint is good for upset stomach and indigestion related problems such as nausea, diarrhea, flatulence and cramps during period; it is contraindicated if you are suffering from GERD – gastro esophago reflux disease because it can irritate your upper digestive tracts.. Otherwise, peppermint is helpful in giving your stomach numbing effect by relaxing the muscles in those areas and thus alleviating the pain and distention.

Dark honey has a lot of protective antioxidants. And a big squeeze of lemon in every mugful adds a little extra vitamin C to your virus-fighting kit, plus the tartness stimulates saliva, which makes swallowing easier.

Oatmeal and many other whole-grain cereals delivers three nutrients known to support your immune system: selenium, zinc, and beta-glucan.

Celery can help lower your blood pressure if your illness is caused by hypertension. It is not just a water loaded vegetable; it contains phytochemicals, called phthalides. These compounds relax muscle tissue in artery walls and increase bloodflow. Celery can fill you up easily without hardly any calories.

As you might have noticed, most of the foods that we listed above are not solid ones. This is because hard and solid foods are harder to digest. Although these are the best foods to eat when sick, it might be better to eat wide ranges of food when you get healthier because then you get all kinds of nutrients. Most important food or drink when feeling sick is water.

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94 Responses to “What Foods To Eat When You Are Sick and Want to Get Better”

  1. Amy Heinrich Says:
    August 5th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    There are many different kinds of foods that you should eat when sick, but the best tip I found is that don’t indulge in heavy foods. Food that are light and simple such as rice and vegetables are helpful in alleviating the illnesses. But if you can’t resist eating meat, go for chicken, fish or turkey since they help with immune system, especially make new white blood cells.

    I also agree with the author that tea is good for you when you are sick; they have herbal benefits, especially ginger, licorice and thymine. Drink them with very few added sugar, if at all.

    All the natural fruit drinks are good when you got cold. Chicken soup might be the best, but also try orange, apple, cranberry and tomato juices.

  2. sick as hell Says:
    August 10th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    What do you eat when you are sick as hell – I mean you feel like sh#t and you know you have to eat to get better, but then you got sore throat and all those cold flu-like symptoms?

    How about some soup such as chicken noodle? It would be probably easy to swallow for you. The cold symptoms usually happen when you immune system is weekened, so you have to try eating as healthy as you can to boost and strengthen them – foods that should help include fruits and vegetables, especially oranges and green leafs that provide essential multi-vitamins that our body need on a daily basis.

  3. h1n1 is not a smotach flu? Says:
    August 11th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    When you are sick, you are supposed to be eating light meals, especially go on a clear liquid diet – plain water to be accurate; and no milk. The reason why you eat less during illness is because you don’t want to worn your digestive and other internal systems of your body eating heavy foods. If you crave for sweet foods, go for oranges, mangoes, apples, etc. Ginger, garlic, rice, bread, beets and celery are some of the best options I can think of this time.

  4. William Says:
    December 18th, 2009 at 10:30 am

    If you got flu, try having ginger ale with dry toast. And if it is just a common cold go for a ginger ale and chicken broth soup. An easy way to remember the top foods while sick is BRAT.
    B for bread, R for rice, Apple for apple and T for toast. It can’t get any better. I also know that garlic is pretty good like most natural herbs we use such as tea.

  5. The best I can tell you Says:
    December 30th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    The best food if you are feeling ill should be the one that builds up your immune system. And if are having problem swallowing foods, then definitely go for soup or honey thickened liquid diets. The main thing to keep in mind is that you have to eat to be better. And if possible consider eating healthy foods from your local grocery store, not the ones from local fast foods restaurants. My 2 cents on input for you guys.

  6. what not to eat when not eating Says:
    January 27th, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Gargeling with salt water helps with soar throats fyi it will usualy clear it up in a few doses. Pour about a half a tbl spn into a cup of warm water. Swish it around in your mouth like mouth wash for about 30 secounds. and then spit it out its gross but works like a charm.

  7. i hate being sick!! Says:
    March 13th, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Hey there, i am really sick and i was just wondering if you can eat wedding soup and is it is yes will it help me get better? thanks :)

  8. bein sick sucks dude!!!!!!!! Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    i was wondering… what other foods can you eat that will make you feel better cuz i am stuk at home with a terrible sick stomche and i wanna eat with out feeling sicker.

  9. sick as an animal Says:
    April 6th, 2010 at 11:59 am

    ok i need some thing to eat with out like feeling sick becuase i feel sick what ever i eat i just feel sicker dude… HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. IFEELSICK234 Says:
    May 8th, 2010 at 8:47 am

    i feel sick and am worried ill miss dr who lol

  11. bananahead Says:
    May 30th, 2010 at 8:28 am

    blahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh… being sick sucks

  12. Things Not To Eat When Sick Says:
    May 31st, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Ok it might sound funny, but could it be that you are feeling sick because you ate too much or the foods you had last night were no good by the time it entered your mouth and reached stomach for digestion? If that’s the reason, then you might as well give your gastrointestinal and digestive system a break. Just drink hot water to clean up your system. Stomach that is already irritated needs a rest not more work. My 2 cents take on this issue.

  13. 'lil bit sick Says:
    June 2nd, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    As soon as you start to feel sick, stop and rest. Don’t try to be a trooper and go on with all your daily stuff. I used to do that, and would end up staying sick for two weeks. Drink heaps of water – a lot more than usual – and rest at home all day. Your cold won’t feel so bad and will be over in a few days!

    As for foods, dunno. Whatever your body can take bro.

  14. germy Says:
    June 8th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I have been puking and cant even keep down water or pills.I havnt ate in 2 days what can i eat without throwing up?

  15. Upset Man Says:
    September 1st, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Simply put, for the upset stomach, grab some charcoal caps from your local drug store and start sipping on lemonade with no sugar. You upset stomach is from bacteria. Lime juice or lemon juice cut with 1/2 water straight. Drink about 64 oz throughout the day. In 3 days your upset stomach will be gone.

    For the sick, protein is good for the immune system. So drink a protein shake. It is easily digested and boosts the immune system

  16. One Happy Guy Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 4:17 am

    When we are sick we don’t feel like eating. The food has no taste; every time we ingest something we are most likely to throw up. Ever wonder why?
    It’s our body’s way of telling us it doesn’t need food! It wants to use all its energy to HEAL you, not DIGEST food! Most people aren’t aware that the most energy-requiring body function is the digestion of food. Who hasn’t felt sleepy after a meal? Not eating for an entire day when you’re sick ENSURES that your body’s self-healing capability isn’t thwarted. Isn’t the human body just wonderful and intelligent? :)
    There is, however, one food that you can eat when you’re sick that will not thwart your body’s self-healing, but be of great help instead… FRUIT (raw veggies are also good, but fruit is easier to digest)! Fruit doesn’t even require digestion; it’s pre-digested the moment it enters the mouth and mixes with the saliva. Usually it only takes 15-45 minutes to leave the stomach. When it reaches the intestines there the life-giving, healing enzymes are transported. See, it doesn’t have to be complicated and regimented. Do it for one day and you’ll feel a lot better the following day. You don’t even need to pop a pill if you want to get healed (but you may do so if you like).
    Don’t take my word for it; go and try it for yourself. :)

  17. Sick in Bed and Missing School Says:
    September 9th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    I have a cold right now, which is unusual for me, but I’m fairly good at taking of others while they are sick so i’ll provide my own advice that i use for myself and others. Like someone has already said, the BRAT (bread,rice, applesauce, toast) diet is you best bet when you are sick, more so if you can’t keep food down very well. Lots of rest is essential as is keeping hydrated. Make sure you check if the medicine you take requires you to eat something before taking it. if you have a fever, try to keep it down by getting in the shower, cold preferably. if your nose is stuffy, try a mix of hot teas (with honey for sore throats), and a hot shower with lots of steam. If you have a craving for sweet foods but can’t keep anything down, try bread or toast with honey. it will help with your throat, and settle your stomach. make sure to keep stress down. it wears down your immune system and doesn’t let it go for its full potential. yogurts are good for you too, but i think of them as better in helping prevent getting sick so try to stock up even after you get over being sick. anti-oxidantes are good too. another thing you want to stock up on. turning on the tv maybe tempting but at times this is bad and can make a headache you might have worse, and you are better of taking a nap anyway. don’t try to cook over a stove by yourself if possible. let someone else serve you meals if you live with other people and usually sit together during meals. sit apart from them if you can. you don’t want to pass it on. also if you have a dog, check what breed it is. some dogs can get human colds, so make sure to take care of your pets too. well this is only a small bit of my advice and i hope it helps. most of this i found out from trial-and-error so i think it works. of course, other than these the best thing to help you get better is being showered with love and care and keeping a positive attitude. this helps, but don’t let that mean that you don’t drink plenty of water and get some rest.

  18. skipping school cause im so sick;/ Says:
    September 30th, 2010 at 8:01 am

    im bored, my temperature has gone down, but i still have a cough, running nose a a huge migrane,
    im starving.:(
    so saltine craackers&soup?

  19. works with kids Says:
    October 2nd, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Prevent sickness:
    * wash your hands with soap and warm water for 15 seconds, often.
    * ingest enough vitamins and nutrients (from food if possible)
    * vitamin D and your B vitamins are vital to immune system health
    * drink tons of water in whatever form you tolerate. Avoid sugary drinks if you can.
    * exercise.
    * be happy. Laughter is a great boost to the immune system. Stress will lower immune function. Review the sources of stress in your life and think of ways to reduce or eliminate them. This is scary and may require huge life chages but they’re necessary if you don’t want your body to think it’s constantly under attack.

    –if you get sick–

    *STAY HOME! You’re no good to the world when you’re not functioning, you need your rest, and need to quarantine yourself. You have a responsibility to your school/workplace. You might think you’ll help by showing up, but more man hours are lost when a sickness spreads and several people miss work. The world WILL keep turning without you for a little while.

    * stay hydrated. If you are suffering from diarrhea or vomiting this is vital. If you’re losing more water than you can ingest at a high rate or if you can’t keep fluids down, GO TO THE ER. Dehydration is no joke.

    * get electrolytes. Drink a sports drink. Now they come in sugar free.

    * if you’re nauseas:
    -ginger calms the stomach. Ginger ale is miraculous.
    -If you don’t keep something in your stomach for a long time, it will only get worse. Saltine crackers are great. Ginger snaps hit both the ginger AND the empty stomach. Even broth. (The BRAT diet is good.) Your body needs both the energy and the stimulus to flush out whatever is making you sick. DO NOT STARVE YOURSELF! Your body is worn out because it’s fighting. In order to do its job, it needs fuel.

    * If you’re congested:
    -take a hot shower. It will help thin mucus and calm nasal passages and relax bronchial tubes. Also it will make you feel better emotionally.
    - drink, drink, drink.
    - try spicy brothy soups (no creamy soups). Vietnamese pho is the best I’ve found. Hot, spicy and delicious.
    - use cough drops. Coughing may get mucus out, but if it’s unproductive, it will only irritate your chest and throat (and make your head and abdomen hurt).
    - Pay attention to your mucus color. If it becomes yellow, green or brown (and opaque) go to a doctor. You might have a secondary infection (it started with a virus and now it’s infected with bacteria).
    - for a cold or flu, antibiotics are useless and can be harmful. But if this nasty mucus rears its ugly head, have it checked out.

    * get a TON of rest.

    ***conclusion***
    Take care of yourself to begin with. You only get one body. And you’re worth it.

    If that body gets sick, call in sick. Stay home. Get yourself a nice tall glass of lemonade or a mug of tea. Keep some gingersnaps nearby. Curl up in your bed or couch (possibly with a furry companion). CHILL OUT and try to get some rest. RESIST working from home or doing stressful things. Get a good book, or a funny movie. Take care.

    Hope you feel better! *hugs*

  20. sickkkk Says:
    October 4th, 2010 at 4:08 am

    i am so sick i could cry !!! i need something to eat but am scared il be sick, dunno what to do with myself HELP !! xxxxxx

  21. T Says:
    October 13th, 2010 at 8:21 am

    when you’re sick slash sugar, caffiene, and dairy from your diet – all of these significantly weaken your immune system and it’s ability to fight and fight off illness.
    you need vitamin d- more effective than a flu shot in some cases, come in sunshine and supliments found in any health food store.

  22. cant eat,sooo sick Says:
    November 2nd, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Hey I read earlier that stress will lower your immune function and school is not helping.Do you think it could have something to do with that?

  23. barara Says:
    November 8th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    what 16. said was a complete joke. A. yes it takes energy to digest food but you gain more energy by eating so by not eating isn’t helping your body concentrate its energy on healing you. B. Fruits are “pre-digested”, even if they are made of monosaccharides compared to poly, your body still has to “break down” the glucose molucles into pyruvate which release ATP.

    I don’t know if number 16. said anything else wrong, I was too annoyed to read it. Hey but I’m sorry if you’re feeling sick, I just wanted to clarify what was said so people won’t get misconstrued.

  24. Feelin' like crap Says:
    November 15th, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I’m sick. It’s been going through the family, and I’m determined to get better. I’ll list my symptoms if anyone think they can suggest something.

    -Constant headache

    -Low fever

    -Awfully stuffy nose
    (You’re stupposed to inhale steam for this, right? But if I take a hot shower, that’d worsen the fever, wouldn’t it?)

    -Achey all over.

    -Constant dizziness

  25. don't know when i am full, why? Says:
    November 24th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    I eat right around the time i get hungry but since my metabolism is slow (i don’t know) because i dont feel like i ate anything until an hour or two later. While i’m eating at the dinner table and i have finished my food, i keep grabbing more food as i still feel empty and i don’t know how or when to stop. i think my eyes control me more than my hunger, because i just keep eating. i’m at a healthy weight and pretty health physique. but i don’t think the rest of my family is. they dont know what the right proportions are for a kid. they fear me eating too little: they freak out when i don;t eat or eat small amounts of food. when that hour or two comes and i finally feel how much i ate, and get sick. i always spend about 15 minutes in the restroom with a stomachache. i can’t tell when the amount of food i ate is not enough because I will be starving afterwards or when i eat so much that i will have a stomach pain soon. so how could i know when to stop eating? how do i stop getting attracted to food? Still not sure though if my appetite is the cause of problem.

  26. Vivian the Registered Dietician Says:
    November 27th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I am not here to give any professional healthcare nutrition related advice, but I have read that lemon balm and ginger can help fight the bloated discomfort of overeating that many people seem to suffer often times.

  27. Whatsupwithme Says:
    December 18th, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I got sick and I’m not sure what to eat I have a stuffed nose chest cold pain in my head and joints my ears are also buzzing and ringing the pain makes me feel like I’m going to have seizures yes I had them before so what can I do and I’m also vomiting And I have a really sore and dry throat it hurts to swallow liquids or anything for that matter what do I have the flu a fever idk please help

  28. ItWorks! Says:
    December 20th, 2010 at 5:38 am

    I read this remedy on the internet. It works really well when you have a soar throat!

    500 ml water
    fresh lemon juice (1/2 – 1 lemon)
    6 slices fresh ginger
    8 – 10 sprigs of fresh thyme sprigs
    2 slices of fresh red chili (optional!)
    honey
    serve with slices of lemon and small sprigs of thyme

    1. Thoroughly wash your ingredients, cut the ginger into thin slices (I don’t peel mine, but that’s up to you), halve and squeeze out the lemon and cut off a few slices of the chili (optional).
    2. Bring half a liter of water to a boil, then reduce the heat to a minimum and add the ginger slices, the thyme sprigs and chili slices.
    3. Let infuse for at least 10 minutes.
    4. Add some (1-2 tsp, I prefer more) honey to each glass as well as the lemon juice.
    5. Pour tea through a fine mesh sieve into the glasses and serve hot with thin lemon slices and/or small thyme sprigs. Feel better:)

  29. FLU Cure! by Conan 2T2 88N Says:
    December 27th, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    1 whole fresh yellow lemon juice, 2 to 4 ounces of Vodka, 1 to 2 spoons of honey, 3 slices of ginger, 2 to 4 ounces of hot water and optional… a dropper full of 10ppm of Colloidal Silver. :-) Yes it works and it works fast!! Give the Kudos to Conan from the Air Force 2T2 and Army 88N, Flu Cure during training and deployments while overseas. “Hooowah!”

  30. Prevention is better than cure. Says:
    December 30th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    7 Tips for healthy living

    * Move More
    * Cut Fat
    * Reduce Stress
    * Wear Your Seat Belt
    * Floss Your Teeth
    * Keep a Positive Mental Outlook
    * Drink Plenty of Water

    7 Super foods for your health

    * Salmon
    * Yogurt
    * Nuts
    * Dark green leafy vegetables
    * Beans
    * Oats
    * Blueberries

  31. Helen Says:
    January 3rd, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    To anyone who says they are throwing up and can’t even keep down water or pills, I have a weird suggestion. I’ve the flu and am very sick, so after two days of not being able to stomach ANYTHING, my boyfriend bought me a carton of ready-made chocolate milk. It sounds crazy, but I drank it REALLY slowly and it really stopped me feeling ill. I stopped throwing up after that and was even able to stomach a piece of toast and some painkillers. I’m still sick, but at least I can eat and take pills without throwing up now.

  32. picklesa Says:
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    what can I eat if you just got the bugers and cough. and want to recover quickly!

  33. picklesa Says:
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    what can I eat if you just got the bugers and cough. and want to recover quickly! and it’s all natural.

  34. sick Says:
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    i like waffles

  35. blah Says:
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I feel awful. my equilibrium is screwed up,i have a constant headache,and i cant eat. everybody keeps saying to eat alot but i cant because everything tastes awful and i get up an appetite.this is one of the worst sicks i have ever gotten and i realy want it to end…help…

  36. Stomach bug? Says:
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Yesterday, I felt fine. I was babysitting my niece who is 9 months old. She seems fine, but she stays with her grandma who was I’ll with a stomach bug the day before yesterday. I ate dinner which was a crab cake, a salmon cake, rice, and beans. An hour or so later, I had a few girl scout cookies. By an hour after that, I had involuntarily purged dinner and cookies and woke up several times throughout the middle of the night. I can barely even keep water down, and I’m having bowel movements which solely consist of water… I’m having an easier time with water, but I’m also hypoglycemic. I can’t stand the thought of eating, but I’m shaky and nauseous because I haven’t eaten and my blood sugar is way low. What can I eat that won’t tank my blood sugar even more? I don’t think I can stomach chicken noodle soup, and a piece of fruit alone will kill my sugar levels. Any advice?

  37. what is BRAT diet? Says:
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    To clarify, the BRAT acronym stands for BANANAs, applesauce, rice and toast (the bread part is covered with the toast). Ripe bananas are soothing to the digestive tract. Also keep in mind that many people have problems with wheat gluten, and they often don’t know it, so bread or toast could actually make them sicker. I give my children rice crackers when they’re sick. In the same vein, chicken soup with rice, preferably homemade with real chicken stock, can be very healing. I agree with several others who recommended that if you have a day or two in the beginning of the illness where you don’t feel like eating, don’t eat! That is your body’s wisdom trying to direct you. By the same token, it is possible to get too depleted, and again, usually your body will signal that it’s hungry for something after a day or two of water fasting. If you drink juice, make it freshly squeezed; that’s the only kind with any nutritional value. Packaged juices are essentially sugar water. I also
    stay away from dairy, except for maybe an organic yogurt with honey in the latter stages of recovery. That recently helped me at the tail end of a flu when I couldn’t figure out what to eat and my stomach still felt tender.

  38. AJ Says:
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I am sick and my stomach and throat are killing me but when I try to drink water I feel like vomiting. What should I do?

  39. Sinuses Backed Up, what to do Says:
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    My sinuses are totally backed up! I cannot breath, and have to blow my nose every few minutes, and I still have trouble taking in air. Plus, it’s worse when i lay down to sleep. What can I do to open up my breathing passages? Thanks!

  40. Chica Says:
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Soup is something I hear a lot epically chicken soup. Lots of water and tea. Bread has a lot of important vitamins.

  41. Fighting A Virus, stay healthy Says:
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Good advice. Had the flu for the last couple of days and couldn’t eat last night cause I felt nauseous. Went to the store today and stocked up on my favorite ‘sick’ foods- saltine crackers, chicken noodle soup, yogurt, salsa (clears sinuses!), herb tea, Gatorade (I drink it half-strength when I fell nauseated), and apple juice. I’ve been popping vitamins when I can and resting so much I feel downright lazy. Hopefully I’ll be well enough to go back to work Wednesday.

  42. Caroline Says:
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I’m feeling sick today (caught a cold, although I noticed 2 nights ago I was feeling somewhat “spaced out”). I just want to thank number 19–works with kids for their compassionate and excellent suggestions, it managed to bring a smile to my face.

    Ginger ale, though it has sugar, tends to help me somewhat when I have an upset stomach. Another good standby is chicken soup and fruit juices–and just not pushing yourself. Take days off from work/school when you need to and rest up, keep your stress levels down, that’s one of the more important things.

  43. Not Quite Understanding Says:
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    okay okay so i get what to eat, and to drink lots of water, but what if you can seem to hold even water down. Im starving because ive been sick since 3am this morning and have not eaten since then and its 1 in the afternoon. What do i do if i cant hold down even tiny bits of water, and dont understand how i got sick. can someone please help me?

  44. nausea, vomiting and indigestion Says:
    February 9th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    if you are puking, and need to eat somthing that won make you throw up, try jello, its easy to digest and tastes good.

  45. fruit Says:
    February 11th, 2011 at 10:11 am

    FRUIT

  46. lexie Says:
    February 14th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    try to drink a lot water and eat chicken noodle soup and i think people should drink those Emergen-C packets that help your immune system but drink it with warm water because it will help it go down and doesn’t hurt your throat if you have a sore throat. i like to drink water and gatorade and just get some sleep and don’t wear your body down too much and just get rest….and i like to eat a lot of fruit too. mostly apples or whatevers in my refridgerator.

  47. Cayenne Says:
    February 17th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    If you truly want to heal stay away from sugars, including fruits. Steer clear of dairy, wheat, and meat. Give your immune system help and support by taking extra vitamin C, beta glucanʻs, oil of oregano, and freeze dried greens. This is extreme yet your body will love you. Drink lots of liquids-lemon water, hot tea with honey, miso soup, kombucha, and donʻt go down with out a fight. Blessings on being well.

  48. Sinus infection Says:
    February 24th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I have a sinus infection. My chest is hurting me very badly. I was wondering what you could suggest for me besides the antibiotics that were given to me last night. I just want to feel better while I am at work.

  49. Brat diet Says:
    March 2nd, 2011 at 10:23 am

    The brat diet is BANANAS (not bread) rice, applesauce,and toast. It can be extended to bratty which is bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, tea, and yogurt

  50. alice Says:
    March 20th, 2011 at 2:18 am

    ive been sick this morning so i ate some yoghurt but that made me sick :L

  51. What? Says:
    March 27th, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    I don’t have it.

  52. angie Says:
    March 29th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    im sick it suck big time and i thow up last night and i dont know what to eat

  53. so sick Says:
    April 6th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    i feel so sick i couldn’t sleep and vomited all over my bed room carpet!
    uggh!!!

  54. sick as hell Says:
    April 8th, 2011 at 9:04 am

    what can i do for this at night i cant stop coughing and phleghm keeps stopping me from breathing at night and whenever i try to eat solid foods i puke it back up 5 minuites help

  55. Avilda Says:
    April 12th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I have had a migraine all day and it has taken 15 hours to clear.
    i had been working the day before in the heat and wasn’t drinking.
    LOL big mistake.
    I had been vomiting all morning which is odd for me when i have a migraine, i don’t normally get sick.
    i took the tablets the doctor gave me for my migraines because i suffer from them allot.
    (They didn’t work)
    in the end what i found that made me feel better was powerade, which has made me feel much better.

  56. jessica Says:
    April 16th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I am 3 months pregnant and have bronchitis from hell. Coughing so hard I can’t keep my food down and stomach is hurting. Help???

  57. kat Says:
    April 22nd, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I ate an apple for breakfast and then I threw up once after that,and never threw up again.What happened??

  58. Numa Says:
    April 23rd, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I am reading this becase i myself am a fellow sicky. This is my last week of swim team and am wondering if it is okay for me to swim while i am sick?

  59. Feeling sick:((( Says:
    May 11th, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I was sick this morning and haven’t been since, I ate a slice of toast and kept it down but I feel so sick I just can’t stand it!!! I have had 2 glasses of water. I have a phobia of being sick and I just need to keep it down :@ Anyone please?? Xx

  60. kit kat Says:
    May 23rd, 2011 at 9:40 am

    If you throw up and can’t keep ANYTHING down, Yakult is the best. You can find it in the chinese supermarkets ONLY.

  61. sad sick girl says... Says:
    May 29th, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    i didn’t sleep at all last night and i throw up twice.it sucks to be sick.i also haven’t ate alot.i can’t go to work tomorrow and that sucks.silly yeah i know but i was looking forward to it anyway HHHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLLLLPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.TELL ME WHAT CAN HELP???

  62. sick kid 6th grader Says:
    May 30th, 2011 at 11:06 am

    i fell asleep and woke up wit migraine ate apple sauce fwatched funny shit and i have the worst cough nd im also hacking up mucus evry 2 min i feel like shit………..(cough cough cough) i also have the vocabulary of an 8th grader.

  63. Briewee98 Says:
    May 30th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    omg!!!
    im sick, and when i throw up mum dosent let me eat for 24hrs after and even then for like 2 days i get JUST vegemite toast with NO butter
    Yuck!!!!

  64. Michael Says:
    June 1st, 2011 at 4:39 am

    My stomach is hurting and i have not been going to the bathroom regularly i believe my stomach is backed up im not having trouble urinating but its trying to do number two is what im having trouble with anything i can do to help with this?

  65. sortasick Says:
    June 19th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    The same thing happened to me that happened to #57. I have some sort of a virus. I had a sore throat, headache, and a high fever yesterday and I ate an apple and threw up. This morning I only had a low fever and I never threw up again. People say to eat apples but it just makes me sick to my stomach. Should I eat soup or something else?

  66. Diane Says:
    June 22nd, 2011 at 12:28 am

    When I get sick (which unfortunately happens waaay too much) I make sure I’m stocked up on powerade or Gatorade. I start with just small sips here and there, to make sure I can keep it down. It really does keep me hydrated, along with (I’m not sure, but I would think so) keeping my blood sugar at a bit of a better level if I can’t eat.
    And if you can’t keep water down for a long time, go to the hospital. I had to do this yesterday, which was apparently a very good thing, since they had to hydrate me intravenously.
    Not a fun 4 hours, but strangely enough, after I got home, I fell asleep for a few hours, and was able to keep water down after I drank it.

  67. I hate sickness Says:
    July 10th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    What can you eat if you have a cough?

  68. Pregnant with a throat infection Says:
    July 13th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I’m 8 and a half weeks pregnant and have been home from work all week with a throat infection having alot of trouble eating and have lost 4.5kg from Monday and it’s now Thursday. Please help

  69. rochelle Says:
    July 15th, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Hi I have been feeling nauseous for two days and I’m not able to eat. If I smell food I feel like throwing up. I have been taking tablets because of having pains in my stomach area after having a baby of three months. I do not know what to eat or what I should do. Sometimes I get the shivers like I can feel cold and then get really hot. I’m always checking my temperature and its normal. Please help

  70. Throat 2 ears Says:
    July 19th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    July 20th,2011 11:27 Yesterday 3x i couldnt hear because my throat is in the way connected to my left ear and i can’t hear,when i saw a doctor,it cleaned my ear,but i still cant hear,the pain was behind the eardrum because of my neck,PPPLLLEEEAAASSSEEE TELL ME WHAT TO EAT THAN ANTI-BIOTIC!ANTI-BIOTIC IS MAKING ME!until i cry so much

  71. Bre Says:
    July 27th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I tried oatmeal and I got sick that night

  72. sickly starved Says:
    July 28th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    isn’t the BRAT diet :broth, rice, apple, and toast? i am not throwing up, but i can’t stomach the thought of eating anything, nothing in my house is appetizizing to me, but i feel really hungry, what’s the matter with me?

  73. Pharm Med Says:
    August 10th, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Hello! that’s an interesting topic that we don’t usually seem to talk about. I think everybody is different since their organ systems function differently maybe what foods each individual eats will also work not the same way.

  74. blaghh Says:
    August 19th, 2011 at 1:39 am

    hey everyone I need some help!
    I’m sick (headaches, blocked sinuses, sore throat, fever etc) and pretty much feeling crap. I need to play sport tomorrow (it’s netball finals, do or die and my team needs me-don’t even try to tell me not to play, that’s not an option). anyway I need some ideas on foods that will give me energy to play and last the game.
    any suggestions would be lovely :)

  75. Ginger Nut Says:
    September 10th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    IF YOU HAVE A SICK STOMACHHERE IS A GREAT WAY TO CURE IT IN ABOUT AN HOUR/

    BUY SOME GROUND GINGER (OR POWDERED) FROM WHOLE FOODS OR WHOEVER SELLS IT

    MIX ABOUT SMALL TEASPOON IN QUARTER CUP OF JUICE FOLLOWED BY SOME WATER. iT BURNS!! BUT ONLY FOR A MINUTE OR SO. ITS WORTH IT!!! YOU WILL FEEEL SOOOOOO MUCH BETTER SOON. GOOD LUCK

  76. sick all over Says:
    September 23rd, 2011 at 7:35 am

    So I have chest pain congestion headaches like crazy breathing hurts and I have been in and out of urgent cares all week… Now I don’t know how to feel better.. What will make this feel mire comfortable….. I was crying … That how bad it gets..

  77. sick Says:
    September 24th, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    i hate being sick it really stinks im throwing up what 2 eat !!!!! :(

  78. Fever Says:
    September 27th, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Is it OK to eat Garlic toast when u have a fever.

  79. RickyRetardo Says:
    October 7th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I poop myself sometimes – what do I need to eat? help! I don’t wanna go to the big slumber party at sally’s house with a load in my stinky britches! This forum is my only hope! Wtfomgbbq!

  80. Best foods to Eat Says:
    October 15th, 2011 at 10:41 am

    According to Nutrition Action by National Science for Public Interest, these are the best foods for healthy living.
    Unsweetened Greek Yogurt has a pleasant tartness that’s a perfect foil for the natural sweetness of berries, bananas, or your favorite breakfast cereal.
    Sweet Potatoes: loaded with carotenoids, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.
    Broccoli has lots of vitamin C, carotenoids, vitamin K and folic acid. Steam it just enough so that it’s still firm and add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and a spritz of lemon juice.
    Watermelon’s standard serving of about 2 cups has one-third of a day’s vitamins A and C, a nice shot of potassium, and a healthy dose of lycopene for only 80 fat-free, salt-free calories.
    Leafy Greens like kale, collards, spinach, turnip greens, mustard greens, and Swiss chard are jam-packed with vitamins A, C, and K, folate, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, lutein, and fiber.
    Wild Salmon has omega-3 fats which can help reduce the risk of sudden-death heart attacks.
    Crispbreads made with whole-grain rye crackers, like Wasa, Kavli, and Ryvita has lots of fiber and often fat-free.
    Mango is one of the fruits least likely to have pesticide residues.
    Garbanzo Beans are rich in protein, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.

  81. 2sick2bhappy Says:
    October 21st, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I am not bad.my head hurts Alot and also my throat hurts ALOT. I am not vomiting or anything,but I am having the thoughts to stop drinking water AND milk. I hardly eat every day and when I do I always eat soup. I eatNot much. And I keep peeing not pooping when I hardly drink anything! I go pee every 2hours or so sometimes three or four. I get lots of sleep and I wake up feeling EXHAUSTED!I have a small fever,but this has ruined my chance of getting perfect attendance! What do I eat other than soup and BRAT,and how much food and water do I have?

  82. meg Says:
    October 31st, 2011 at 5:27 am

    i am reading because i have a sickness bug and dont want to eat but people say i have to what should i eat????

  83. meg Says:
    October 31st, 2011 at 5:30 am

    sometimes i have a belly ache and it hurts at the side what should i do??????????(somebody help!!!)

  84. I need help, Am T pretty, My Question, Says:
    November 14th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Am sick and down on bed, my head and eyes were aching and i don’t feel like eating and feel like vomitting, what can i do.

  85. Liola Verucyiek Says:
    January 7th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Omg! Thankyouu i can use these just incase i get down with a cold :) thankyou alot!

  86. A.C.T a week away and can't keep anything down Says:
    February 26th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I’ve been sick for almost 12 hours now.I started having a nasty sinus cold on tuesday and now on sunday,I’m throwing up from a virus. I have A.C.Ts next week as well as MME(both are critical for graduation) and final exams next week.I’ve failed to keep down any saltine crackers now and I was able to keep propel down for an hour.I’m hypoglemic so I’ve also been drinking 7 up. Please help if possible

    Hey buddy, if you are hypoglycemic as in inability to control your blood sugar, you should probably pay more attention to what you eat. Soda pops only gives you short burst of blood sugar level; it is better if you can take some protein enriched snack drinks such as ensure or something, this way your blood sugar will stay up steadily and won’t come down quickly. You should also think about taking a rest; your body needs to rest to recover; it will strengthen your immune system and enable you to fight the stress related illnesses.

  87. deadasadog Says:
    March 8th, 2012 at 6:14 am

    this was really helpful. I have been sick for two days with a cold. I barrrely eat anything so now that I know what will make me feel better, Choosing things to eat that wont make me throw up is going to be easier. Thank you!

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    April 2nd, 2012 at 3:17 pm

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  89. Fasting Says:
    April 4th, 2012 at 8:02 am

    If you’re sick it is often caused by a build up of toxins in the body, causing you to lose your appitite, this is your bodies way of telling you that it doesn’t require any food, fasting is the best way of getting your body back to health, it is natures way of riding your body of all the toxins that have built up over the years, drink lots of water though to keep your liver & kidneys healthy and help your body to detox, you should start eating again only when your appitite returns, a normal healthy body can go for 40 days without food (much longer if you’re obese or seriously overweight), but does need lots of water.

  90. stomach hurts Says:
    April 15th, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Ive been sick since friday , i been eating crackers and drinking gatorade. I still have that feeling to throw up. I have finals next week what can i do to get better?
    Please help if possible.

    I am by no means a health professional adviser her, but eating crackers and gatorade doesn’t sound too nutritious to me. You should probably go see a doctor if you have been sick that long. Because I am sure you haven’t been able to rest properly, which is necessary to get better and especially in your case to do some work for school exams. I hope you get better soon.

  91. fart Says:
    August 7th, 2012 at 11:17 am

    i can’t stop farting! what should i eat?

  92. wanting to get better Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 9:03 am

    i have bronchitiest and i want to eat things like popcorn because im so sick of soup and its hot cause i live in tenneesee so what can i have because my insides hurt and im not getting better on the meds
    that the doctor gave me

  93. katiebug Says:
    February 28th, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I been sick in bed for 3 or 4 days and I have sick belly and have been throwing up and I can’t keep anything down like liquids or food and have not eaten in 4 days im starving and don’t what to eat without getting sick or vomiting u know it is exhausting to me!!!

  94. was getting better...maybe i need to eat more healthier Says:
    May 29th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    What about eggs, potatoes & onions do they help in any way.

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