advice to ignore...

Advice to ignore: Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever.

Water, juice, and hot liquids along with food will help fight cold infections by keeping the body well-hydrated and nourished. Physicians and experts stand by traditional recommendations for colds and flu over the starve-a-fever adage: Drink plenty of fluids to replace lost electrolytes and eat if you're hungry.

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1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

I won't say I "ignore" this advice, but I can't ever keep it straight in my fuzzy, stuffy head. "Wait! Am I supposed to feed a fever? Feed the cold? Huh?"

So thank you for reassuring me that by blowing this off I haven't done any damage to myself.