Ugh, I caught a cold. That’s what I get for traveling and having a great time! I often get sick after being on airplanes, due to the recirculated air. Plus, it’s cold season, and this one got me. My mom used to give me chicken soup as a kid, and I remember that nothing made me feel better than chicken soup when I was sick.
This time around, I wanted to investigate just what I should be eating while I am ill. Turns out, when our bodies are having an immune response such as fevers, chills, coughs, etc, they are using all of their energy to mount an attack against invading cooties. It’s incredibly labor intensive, and can leave our energy zapped. Another labor intensive bodily function is digestion, so when we’re fighting off a cold, we don’t want to take our bodies’ focus off of healing and onto digestion. Continue Reading