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Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever?

This saying has survived history, however today’s medical science disagrees. According to Scientific American, your body needs healthy foods to fight off both colds and fevers! Fever is part of the immune system’s attempt to beat the bugs. It raises body temperature, which increases metabolism and results in more calories burned; for each degree of temperature rise, the energy demand increases further. So, taking in calories becomes important. And, with both colds and fevers... drinking water is critical. Chicken noodle soup anyone? It’s helpful in both cases.

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