What Should I Eat During Viral Fever? 5 Fever-Busting Foods You Need to Know Right Now

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Viral fever is a strange illness.

Your body is on fire but you feel as if you are freezing to death. And unfortunately, the ordeal doesn't end once it comes down.

After all, a raging battle was going on inside your body just a while ago.

So if you are feeling weak and dead on your feet, read on. Because in this article I am going to reveal the 5 fever-busting foods that can help you get rid of your fever once and for all.

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#1 Coconut Water

Coconut water is an evergreen drink. You don't need an occasion to have it. But it is even better for when you are sick.

That's because coconut water is packed with electrolytes, especially potassium, which makes it the perfect drink for rehydrating your body after its tough ordeal. Plus, the natural antioxidants in this fluid helps your body heal faster.

Also read - This is What Happens to Your Body When You Drink Coconut Water for 14 Days

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#2 Curd Rice

The benefits of having curd rice are two-fold.

First, it is a probiotic and so good for gastrointestinal problems. And second, it cools you down from the inside and is easy to digest.

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#3 Chicken Soup

The soup helps you rehydrate and recover lost electrolytes, while the chicken and veggies supply your body with the much-needed calories and proteins.

But that's not the only reason why you should have chicken soup when you are
ill.

Since most viral fevers are caused by common cold, chicken soup has added the benefits of soothing your sore throat and decongesting your blocked nasal
passages.

No wonder it's also called food for the soul!

Also read - Chicken Sweet Corn Soup Recipe

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#4 Garlic

Garlic has been used for centuries in poultices and traditional medicine. And science is just catching up to that.

In fact, one study showed that participants who consumed garlic regularly got sick less often than those who did not have it at all. And the margin was more than 70%. While another study found that people who consumed garlic when they were sick got better 3.5 days faster than those who did not.

Nevertheless, we wouldn't recommend you to chew on raw garlic cloves to reap this benefit (for the sanity of your family members who would have to tolerate your bad breath afterward). But we would definitely recommend you to add some to your soup to speed up your recovery.

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#5 Ginger Tea

Ginger is an exceptional root.

Not only is it great at reducing nausea, it is also a potent anti-inflammatory agent that is considered to be at par the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications prescribed for bringing down fever.

And tea adds on to this awesomeness because its leaves are rich in polyphenols and tannins, which are good anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agents on their own rite.

So make sure you have a cup of ginger chai to reap the double benefits of ginger and tea whenever you fall sick.

Also read - Here's the Reason Why You Should Drink Ginger Tea Every Day & Here's the Right Way to Prepare It

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Story first published: Sunday, September 24, 2017, 16:00 [IST]
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