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Home Sick? Diet Do's & Don'ts to Feel Better Fast February 6, 2019

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Home Sick? Diet Do's & Don'ts to Feel Better Fast, Bronx, New York

When you’re feeling under the weather, what you eat can either get you back on your feet or leave you feeling sick longer. Fortunately, by fueling your body, eating healthy takeout from your favorite restaurant, and following some simple rules, you can feel better fast. This guide will provide some basic tips on what to eat on your sick day.


Eat plenty of soup. 

There are many reasons why soup is a sick-day staple. A warm bowl of broth-based soup can soothe a sore throat, thin out mucus, and keep your sinuses moist. Chicken noodle soup or anything similar may also control inflammation and congestion, potentially shortening the length of the cold.

Enjoy plenty of citruses. 

pizza deliveryWhen you are sick, it’s essential to keep your body nourished. Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits are rich in vitamin C, B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, and copper. Just remember that citrus is best when you have a cold. If you have a stomach bug, it could irritate your stomach further.

Soothe your symptoms.

The right food and drinks can help alleviate cold and digestive symptoms, so listen to your body. If you’re feeling congested, brew a cup of tea. Popsicles can help soothe sore throats and hydrate you. When you’re stuck at home with a stomach bug, opt for crackers, toast, and ginger tea. If you are craving a certain temperature or texture, pay attention to that. 


Limit your calories. 

You might not be feeling as hungry as usual, but it’s still important to eat enough calories when you're sick. This is because your body needs fuel to support the immune system. Whether ordering soup or a salad with dark leafy greens, you can give your body the fighting power it needs.

Eat sweets. 

Even if you are craving cookies and soda, try to avoid sugary treats while sick. This is because sugar can slow down the cells in your immune system. To keep your recovery on track, stick to nutritious options like fruit when you want to reach for something sweet. 

Exert too much energy.

While you need to fuel your body during your sick day, remember to rest. This is why pre-prepared foods might be a better option than cooking or going out to eat. Stay in bed, warm up some soup in the microwave, and order out from your favorite restaurant. Your body will thank you. 


Whether you are sick in bed or looking for a stress-free meal, Emilio’s of Morris Park can deliver delicious options right to your door. Located in the Bronx, NY, this Italian restaurant offers a wide selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, and pizza. They even have an app for simpler ordering — just text 33733 to download the free ordering app, then you can select from their menu. To learn more about their delivery and catering services, visit the restaurant’s website or call (718) 822-6758 today.

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