The 12 Best Foods to Eat When You're Sick

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Discomfort and diarrhea can reduce appetite. Eat bland lean meats to avoid fasting. Your body digests bland foods easily, so they don't bother you.

Turkey or Chicken Skinless Bake

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When you drink enough fluid, high-fiber foods soften stool and relieve constipation. Fiber-rich beans include black, kidney, and soybeans.

Beans

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Constipation? Try whole-grain oatmeal and bran flake cereals. Fiber in those cereals regulates bowel movements. Drink lots of fluids with high-fiber foods like oatmeal. 

Cereal and Oatmeal

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A small dose of caffeine may relieve some migraines but cause others. Too little research suggests caffeine cures migraines. Limit caffeine to 200 mg, or two cups, daily.

Coffee, Tea, and Water

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If you have diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting, cooked eggs are bland and may be tolerated. Eating more often in smaller portions is important.

Eggs

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Omega-3s come from fatty fish. Omega-3s reduce inflammation, indicating that your body is fighting a cold or flu. 

Fatty Fish

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