Fever: Foods to avoid
When you’re feeling run down or you know a fever is coming on, there are certain foods you should avoid at all costs to accelerate the healing process.
More on these foods in a minute, but first let me get something clear...
Your body is intelligent but you need to support it to allow it to operate at its highest functional capacity.
It's no coincidence that animals will abstain from eating altogether when they are injured or feeling ill. They instinctively know that eating will only add to the burden when all of the bodies resources need to be devoted to healing (rather than digestion).
A lot people think that you need to eat to keep up your strength but there is a law of diminishing returns where actually the reverse is true. Just remember that over time and distance, the less you eat the longer you're going to live.
Now, here are the foods I'd definitely recommend that you DO NOT TOUCH with a ten-foot pole when you're dealing with a fever:
- Meat, Fish, Chicken (Dead Animals of any kind)
- Processed flour
- Refined sugar
- Artificial sweeteners.
Eating meat, processed flour and sugars whilst sick will only prolong your discomfort and the healing process.
These foods burden your immune system and add toxicity to your body at a time when it needs your support to recover and heal.
Instead, kick up your intake of nature-made salt, clean water and fresh juices!
If you feel a sore throat coming on, grab a piece of himalayan salt about half the size of your smallest finger nail and suck on it until it's completely dissolved and continually sip of water. Do this 2-3 times a day and before you know it and...bingo, your sore throat will be gone!
Avoid alcohol, eat more raw fruit and veges, graze on healthy wholefood snacks like PULSE throughout the day and fix yourself vegetable-based broths and soups at night.
These will satiate your taste buds without weighing down your digestive system.
Embrace essential plant oils like Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavendar. Rub a few drops of your temples, chest and the soles of your feet. They can also be added to a hot bath, sauna or humidifier to speed up the release of congestion.
The golden rule is to always realise when it's time to support the 'house cleaning' process and to do 'common-sense' things to help your body recover and feel well again in the shortest possible time.