Feed a Cold?

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It’s hard to write about food (Monday Meals!) when you’ve been sick and nothing is appealing. I’ve been suffering a nasty cold since Thursday evening. I feel a little better every day, but my appetite hasn’t yet returned.

I have wanted juice and fruit. We have some especially large, crisp grapes that I’ve been enjoying, as well as some blueberries. Ate some salad for dinner. I don’t eat meat, so chicken soup is out, but I enjoyed some sweet potato curry soup from my favorite place for lunch.

The Internet tells me I should have been consuming garlic, coconut water, and hot tea—presumably not all at once. It’s a little late now. I should have looked at the website earlier, but then I would have had to go to the store for coconut water. And I did not feel up to going to the store.

What do you recommend for sick friends? What do you find appetizing and comforting when you’re sick?

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3 Responses to Feed a Cold?

  1. Kathy says:

    Feels good to adopt these habits at this time of year!

  2. Ros Gauchat says:

    Yes, soups are so good, and the simpler, the better. And tea – herbal anything, no caffeine. Since I have had enough sicknesses in the last 7 years, I’ve got some tips from the health-wise sources I’ve sought out. I put ginger, turmeric and black pepper in everything I cook for its inflammatory-reducing ability. I try fresh everything (hopefully regeneratively grown). And rest. And breathing – meditative

  3. Roger Talbott says:

    I fasted on Yom Kippur, and the next day my Long COVID symptoms were much relieved. There is a new book The Oldest Cure in the World, about fasting. I’m reading it now. Here is an interview with the author https://plantyourself.com/fasting-steve-hendricks-pyp-531/

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