What to drink when sick?


When you’re sick, it’s essential to drink plenty of fluids to help your body fight off the infection and stay hydrated. Here are some options to consider:

  1. Water: Plain, clean water is always a good choice to help keep you hydrated.
  2. Herbal tea: Warm herbal tea can help soothe a sore throat and calm the body. Some good options include ginger tea, chamomile tea, and peppermint tea.
  3. Broth: Chicken or vegetable broth can be a nourishing option, especially if you’re not feeling up to eating solid food.
  4. Electrolyte-rich drinks: If you’re experiencing vomiting or diarrhea, it’s important to replenish your electrolytes. You can do this with sports drinks, coconut water, or Pedialyte.
  5. Fruit juice: Fruit juice can be a good source of vitamin C, which can help support your immune system. Just make sure to choose 100% fruit juice without added sugars.
  6. Milk: Milk can be a good source of protein and calcium. However, if you’re experiencing congestion or mucus, you may want to avoid dairy products, as they can sometimes make these symptoms worse.

It’s best to avoid alcohol, caffeine, and sugary drinks when you’re sick, as these can dehydrate you and make your symptoms worse.

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