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what do you eat when you're sick?

i always eat... scrambled eggs... toast with lots of butter... chicken noodle soup.

today, sniffly and sneezy, i'm going to eat a kentucky-fried rabbit (!), leftovers from dinner last night.

what bout u???

I'm FINNISH!!!! (s1ocki), Monday, 25 January 2010 23:38 (ten years ago) link

Ginger, garlic, broth, tomatoes or anything w/Vitamin C. Lots of chicken broth with or without noodles. Also lots of miso. I avoid milk, cheese, and meats that require a lot of digestion.

Mit der Kattzheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Michael White), Monday, 25 January 2010 23:45 (ten years ago) link

Chicken broth packed full of as much garlic as possible.

Jaq, Monday, 25 January 2010 23:47 (ten years ago) link

If I have a cold and you bring me a good pozole, I will be eternally grateful.

Mit der Kattzheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Michael White), Monday, 25 January 2010 23:52 (ten years ago) link

hot/spicy soups/stews - pho, kimchi chigae, hot sour soup, etc. Chili, ginger, garlic, vinegar, lemons.

Like Msieu White I avoid milk/cheese, because I think of them as encouraging phlegm (i think a singing teacher told me this once?). For the same reason I avoid chocolate, coffee, also orange juice for some inexplicable reason (it's cool, get enough vitamin c from other foods).

basically i guess I eat 'sharp' and 'clear' foods and avoid 'dull' and 'thick' ones? I did not know i was so prone to magical thinking.

lords of hyrule (c sharp major), Tuesday, 26 January 2010 00:07 (ten years ago) link

Cream of wheat, hot buttered toast.

the end times are coming, but they're just the beginning (WmC), Tuesday, 26 January 2010 02:13 (ten years ago) link

Thai food. Favorites are pra ram and that spicy mushroom soup.

I know I'm getting better when I start craving hamburgers.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 26 January 2010 02:30 (ten years ago) link

tom yum - spicy, hot, slightly sour, light. I usually can't bear dairy products when I'm not well, especially butter for some reason. Ginger tea is good. When I had the flu a few months ago, I craved grape juice for some reason.

Jaq, Tuesday, 26 January 2010 02:45 (ten years ago) link

hot/spicy soups/stews - kimchi chigae

bingo... i get it as spicy as possible.

┌∩┐(◕_◕)┌∩┐ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 26 January 2010 04:03 (ten years ago) link

Ooh I always loved eating a giant bowl of bun bo (spicy beef & noodle soup) @ the Vietnamese restaurant when I was runny-nose sick.

If I'm vomity sick I try to eat foods that don't have a distinctive flavor coming back up.

vacation to outer darkness (Abbott), Tuesday, 26 January 2010 23:34 (ten years ago) link

For general winter sickness and bleurgh, English desserts like steamed syrup sponge and custard. But for blocked nose colds, hot curries.

might seem normal (snoball), Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:23 (ten years ago) link

elvis knows what's up

('_') (omar little), Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:25 (ten years ago) link

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