My (adult) son woke up this morning feeling body aches and a low-grade fever. Does the old adage, "feed a fever, starve a cold," still hold up? Not really.
Between homemade chicken soup and hot toddies with rum, my mom and grandmother had an arsenal of foods and fluids to combat flu and cold symptoms. There is something behind their home remedies that does hold true. Besides orange juice and spinach, there is a multitude of foods that contain the essential antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that help the body recover as well as ward off future illness.
First, read our EmpowHer myth buster on Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever
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