It is a Saturday, my doctor is in Mexico and I have a sinus infection. I'm not about to go to the ER or start phoning up random doctors over the weekend for a friggin' sinus infection, so I'm going to have to wait until Monday afternoon to go onto antibiotics.

This got me thinking, what do people eat when they are under the weather? Actually, what got me thinking that was that today I have ordered a gallon (no, I'm not exaggerating) of hot and sour soup from the local Chinese restaurant and, apart from a quart of won ton soup and a pint of steamed rice I ordered from that restaurant, that is all I have had to eat today all I will continue to eat today, and all I am planning on eating tomorrow. So I guess, for me, when I'm sick, it is hot and sour soup. What about for the rest of you?
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I have ordered a gallon (no, I'm not exaggerating) of hot and sour soup


Saw that on Facebook. Thought you were just REALLY hungry. Wink

To answer your question...I generally just eat the same thing as I always eat. I might, sometimes...eat a little more towards the bland side but for the most part the same stuff.
chicken soup. Nearly as effective as penicillin and you don't need an Rx.
Hot and sour soup is not a bad choice, actually.
I am always hungry, a cold or sinus infection is not going to change that. Only food poisoning or stomach flu can hold me back, but that is just a maybe.

I try to avoid sugar, grains, dairy and soda.

I will eat nutrient dense food, apples, grapefruit, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage et al and my normal meat intake. Hot sauces are a plus.

I will also make juice, carrot, green apple, lemon, celery and ginger.
Rice and seaweed is my favorite snack when I’m sick. I prefer pho with lots of chili sauce to chicken noodle. Lot’s of oj and green tea. Absolutely no dairy.
When under the weather and feeling a bug in my system, I ALWAYS elect for a few days of VERY spicy meals (Indian & Thai especially). It's worked every time to knock a bug out of my system quickly.
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Originally posted by GlennK:
I prefer pho with lots of chili sauce to chicken noodle. Lot’s of oj and green tea. Absolutely no dairy.

Same here. That pho w/chile sauce will really clear your sinuses.

For stomach-centered illnesses, I will usually just eat toast or soda crackers.
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Originally posted by Stevey:
Congee


I'll second that. Perfectly easy to digest and you can gradually add stuff to it as you start to feel better.
a big bowl of white rice with "potaje" of garbanzos. not sure how to say "potaje" in english, i guess it's a stew. a bean-based stew?

anyway, yeah, that's the ultime feel-good food for me.
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Originally posted by ratso:
In Mexico....chicken soup and antibiotics. What, you say you went to Mexico without some antibiotics....not good

Yeah, but they can be bought easily enough at the Farmacia
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