What to Eat When You Have the Flu
"Feed a cold, starve a fever." Those are the common expressions when the flu attacks us mercilessly. While the last thing on our minds is to put food in our bodies, food is medicine, and it will definitely help in the journey towards recovery. These top 5 "flu foods" will put your body in top condition. These options are also Paleo and vegan-friendly!

Vegetable Juice

This one is a no-brainer. You need the antioxidants found in leafy greens to stave off the viral enemy. Take advantage of the fusion of vegetable juices that are now so popular in the market.
If you are making your own juice, puree it very thinly, and drink it with a straw. Add ice to it if you need to water it down. The natural sodium of some of the vegetables, and the smooth finish of the juice, will bring in some much-needed nutrients and minerals that you may be depleted of, due to fever or vomiting.

Broths

When the flu hits you bad, hit it hard right back! The answer is beef, chicken, or vegetable broth. You do not need to spend hours in the kitchen extracting these broths from their original sources. A cube of bouillon in a cup of hot water is going to make you feel amazingly well, almost instantly, even within the circumstances.
 
The bouillon is like an extract of pure protein and minerals that, fused with water, will help to heal your body faster. Plus, the extra helping of water will add much needed hydration to your body.

Ginger and Turmeric

The world's best anti-inflammatory remedies, ginger and turmeric will instantly help end the feelings of nausea, bloating and pain that come collaterally with the flu. Ginger will restore your stomach to an optimal condition, while turmeric takes care of the bloating and pain of overused tissue that has become swollen or stretched due to extensive vomiting and diarrhea.
 
These two superpowers are now widely available in bottled juices, mixed together. You can also infuse them in hot or cold teas, and even add them in powdered form to broths!

Coconut water popsicles

A huge source of electrolytes, coconut water has a naturally delicious sweet flavor that is not too overpowering. It also helps to hydrate your body and it is easier to drink than regular water during those days when even water makes you gag.
 
Drink it cold, or freeze it as popsicles! The sweet flavor will make it feel that you are eating a treat, rather than treating the flu!

Bring on the B.R.A.T.S

You may have heard of the B.R.A.T diet, consisting on bananas, rice, apples and toast. These foods have the right level of texture, wetness or consistency to keep your digestive system working with less problems, putting you right on the way to recovery.

Many people who follow B.R.A.T mash bananas and apples together in a "butter" to be used with toast. Regardless of how you use these foods, they will bring the much needed "calmness" that your stomach desperately needs during these sickly times.

Paleo practitioners can use bread made of coconut flour and skip the rice altogether.
"Feed a cold, starve a fever." Those are the common expressions when the flu attacks us mercilessly. While the last thing on our minds is to put food in our bodies, food is medicine, and it will definitely help in the journey towards recovery. These top 5 "flu foods" will put your body in top condition. These options are also Paleo and vegan-friendly!

Vegetable Juice

This one is a no-brainer.


You need the antioxidants found in leafy greens to stave off the viral enemy. Take advantage of the fusion of vegetable juices that are now so popular in the market.
If you are making your own juice, puree it very thinly, and drink it with a straw. Add ice to it if you need to water it down. The natural sodium of some of the vegetables, and the smooth finish of the juice, will bring in some much-needed nutrients and minerals that you may be depleted of, due to fever or vomiting.

Broths

When the flu hits you bad, hit it hard right back! The answer is beef, chicken, or vegetable broth. You do not need to spend hours in the kitchen extracting these broths from their original sources. A cube of bouillon in a cup of hot water is going to make you feel amazingly well, almost instantly, even within the circumstances.
 
The bouillon is like an extract of pure protein and minerals that, fused with water, will help to heal your body faster. Plus, the extra helping of water will add much needed hydration to your body.

Ginger and Turmeric

The world's best anti-inflammatory remedies, ginger and turmeric will instantly help end the feelings of nausea, bloating and pain that come collaterally with the flu. Ginger will restore your stomach to an optimal condition, while turmeric takes care of the bloating and pain of overused tissue that has become swollen or stretched due to extensive vomiting and diarrhea.
 
These two superpowers are now widely available in bottled juices, mixed together. You can also infuse them in hot or cold teas, and even add them in powdered form to broths!

Coconut water popsicles

A huge source of electrolytes, coconut water has a naturally delicious sweet flavor that is not too overpowering. It also helps to hydrate your body and it is easier to drink than regular water during those days when even water makes you gag.
 
Drink it cold, or freeze it as popsicles! The sweet flavor will make it feel that you are eating a treat, rather than treating the flu!

Bring on the B.R.A.T.S

You may have heard of the B.R.A.T diet, consisting on bananas, rice, apples and toast. These foods have the right level of texture, wetness or consistency to keep your digestive system working with less problems, putting you right on the way to recovery.

Many people who follow B.R.A.T mash bananas and apples together in a "butter" to be used with toast. Regardless of how you use these foods, they will bring the much needed "calmness" that your stomach desperately needs during these sickly times.

Paleo practitioners can use bread made of coconut flour and skip the rice altogether.