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10 Foods to Avoid When You're Sick

 10 Foods to Avoid When You're Sick

Diet plays a major role in the recovery and recovery of the body. Here are the best ways to avoid illness.

Ready Meals

Rich in additives and preservatives, ready-made meals should be carefully avoided in case of illness because they are less digestible by the body. Its salt content promotes water retention and prevents detoxification.

It is best, in case of infection, to hydrate as much as possible and eat unprocessed foods as much as possible.

Soft drinks

It is not recommended to use soft drinks with or without sugar in case of illness, especially if they relate to the digestive system, as they cause bloating and flatulence.

They can also attack a sore throat.

In addition, if it contains caffeine, it prevents sleep and thus the body is properly rested to recover more quickly.

It is better to prefer mineral water, rich in minerals and trace elements: nutrients that the body needs for its proper functioning.

French fries

Fried foods such as french fries, cakes, etc. are high in fat and thus difficult to digest. However, our bodies, when under attack from microbes, must focus on fighting them.

So the efforts he must make to digest poorly digested foods cannot be called disease-fighting. So it is best to choose foods that are easy to digest to allow our body to focus 100% on the disease.


Sauces for the same reason fried foods should be avoided carefully. These are empty calories devoid of essential nutrients. Thus, what they contain cannot help the body fight microbes.

However, some sauces are healthy. That's the case with homemade sauces made with vegetables like tomato sauce, which contain lycopene, an antioxidant that boosts the immune system.


Although convenient at the moment, cookies are not synonymous with quick recovery. Being rich in carbohydrates and fats will stimulate our bodies to digest instead of focusing on eliminating viruses and bacteria.

In addition, refined sugars slow down an immune system that can no longer function properly.


Cheese and dairy products in general contain essential nutrients for the body, such as proteins, calcium and vitamin D.

However, during digestion, they enhance the body's natural mucus secretion. In the case of colds, bronchitis, laryngitis and in general, any ENT disease, it is better to carefully avoid them.

ice cream

Ice is known to relieve sore throats or loss of voice. Its texture effectively softens the vocal cords and provides instant relief. However, since it is a dairy product, it enhances mucus secretion and does not enhance phlegm.

So it is better to prefer soft drinks that are also easy to digest.

acidic foods

Acidic foods have an inflammatory effect on the body. Therefore it should be avoided or limited in all inflammatory-related diseases. Thus, fruits (especially citrus fruits), some vegetables (spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, artichokes, onions, mushrooms), spices and yogurt should be avoided.

Acidic foods, which are tasteless but generate acids during digestion, should also be avoided. This is the case for animal and vegetable proteins (legumes), refined sugars and white flour.


The caffeine in coffee has a diuretic effect, that is, it promotes the elimination of water from the body. However, in case of illness, it is important to stay well hydrated to be able to fight off germs.

In addition, coffee, if the body is tired, can cause stomach pain and digestive disorders. It is better to prefer tea or herbal tea.


This relaxing beating is only for the spirits because at the organism level, it weakens them rather than anything else due to its alcohol content.

The body, especially the liver, will have to expend more energy than necessary to get rid of alcohol in the blood. However, it should be put to rest to regenerate more quickly and do a more efficient removal job.


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