5 Foods To Avoid When You Are Sick - Get Healthy Faster!

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Fall is officially here, and it marks the start of cooler weather, football season, and changing leaves. And this is also the time of year when bugs seem to be passed around among coworkers, friends, families, and strangers at the grocery store.

So what can you do?
In short: eat better and Avoid These 5 Foods:

  1. Limit or Avoid Completely Alcohol. It dehydrates you, suppresses your immune system, and can significantly increases the chances that you get sick and staying sick. Instead, opt for plenty of water, some homemade juice to switch things up, and a lot of rest.

  2. Steer clear of store bought juice. Store-bought juices are chock-full of sugar and most are pasteurized killing most of the benefits you would be drinking the juice for in the first place. Instead, opt for homemade, fresh squeezed juices to get all of the nutrition without the added sugar.

  3. No Dairy. Cheese, milk, and ice cream increase mucus production, which is the last thing you want when you’re nursing a cold.

  4. No Fast Food. When you’re feeling bad, a convenient trip to the drive-through may seem like a good idea, as cooking is likely the last thing you want to do. However, there is often little to no nutritional value in fast food, and therefore you’re simply eating to eat, not eating to live. Often times some of the sketchy ingredients in fast-food could actually suppress your immune system. Instead, opt for something fresh and simple at home.

  5. No Excess Fat. Fat, especially from fried foods, increases inflammation in the body, which your immune system attempts to correct, rather than fighting off whatever illness you’re currently battling.

Remember: when you’re sick, you need to let your immune system do its job by giving it the nutrients it needs to function at its best. You’ll see a dramatic increase in recovery time and, hopefully, a decrease in the number of times you get sick this season.

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