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What are good things to eat and drink when having the flu?

Chipped ice, juices, Gatorade, ginger ale, clear broths, gelatin! After it calms eat bananas, rice, applesauce, and dry toast! Any Suggestions here?


  1. Bessie Reply:

    The food and drink ingested during the gastroenteritis virus can affect the Meats, coarse grains, and vegetables are not good to eat if you have the stomach flu. Source:

  2. Hilde Reply:

    Photos of top foods for when you have the flu. WebMD shows you Turkey is a good, lean protein, essential to solid nutrition. Meal Replacement Drinks

  3. Lisha Reply:

    If you’re throwing up, don’t eat solid food. Instead, sip fluids, such as water, or chew on bits of ice. Drink clear broth. Source:

  4. Ute Reply:

    The most important thing to do when you have the flu is to keep your fluids up to avoid dehydration. Eat whatever kind of food appeals to you, and if you are not hungry just try light snacks like soup or crackers. Source:

  5. Suanne Reply:

    It is best to not eat huge meals when you have a stomach flu. You should stick to yogurts and soups. Also try to drink a lot of water and juices with antioxidants in them. Source:

  6. Melinda Reply:

    Good things to eat/drink with a cold? I need some suggestions because what is good at fighting days and need to know I’ve had a cold/flu virus over the past 4 cold/flu symptom

  7. Evalyn Reply:

    Have her constantly drink water as to keep her fever down! A natural, healthy homemade fruit smoothie would be great too, as so she doesnt have to spend so much time chewing! Good old fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup works, but if you can make a homemade soup with chicken broth and carrots and broccoli, that would be fantastic!Have her cozy up in blankets too :)

  8. Wanita Reply:

    It makes sense if you think about having the flu vs. a cold. When I had sniffles as a kid the feed-a-cold thing was usually good for a few extra Twinkies. Drinking or eating cold foods while you are running a fever stresses your body and,

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