Sometimes when you are ill, it may be simply because you are lacking in some vital nutrients. And even if its not, stocking up on nutritious meals is a great way to strengthen your immune system and help you heal faster. So here are great meals that can help you recover quickly from an illness:
When you are feeling under the weather, you should reach for a smoothie with fresh or frozen strawberries or yoghurt and a little bit of milk. If it’s your stomach, however, a mango or tropical smoothie, with coconut milk and freshly grated ginger root is better. Smoothies are easy to make, nutritious, and soothing. They’re also flexible based on personal preference and dietary restrictions.
Oatmeal is a creamy carb that supplies energy without making your body work very hard and it also brings warmth to your mind and body. And when you are feeling better, you can add nut butter to your oatmeal.
A good number of people dislike garlic because it takes time for the smell to leave your mouth. This said, garlic contains allicin, which can help fight infection and bacteria. Whenever you start to feel sick, crush the garlic to whole grains and pasta dishes, or make a paste with garlic and olive oil and put it on bread.
It’s a nutrient-dense food that tastes great and it’s easy to eat no matter how under-the-weather you feel. The perfect one you must not fail to have at home is Greek yoghurt, which has a bland taste. There are tons of foods you can add to yoghurt to get great healing nutrition with very little effort. A good example is a smoothie.
Whether you are down for a stomach bug or cloudy headed from too much nasal decongestant, you should reach for a sports drink to help replenish hydration and electrolytes. you can make it 50/50 with water and lots and lots of ice.”
By Damilola Faustino