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Best Foods for a Fever: 10 Ways to Keep Kids Comfortable

By brooklynsupper |

You’ve undoubtedly heard that the best course of action with minor illnesses is to “feed a cold, starve a fever” and you’re probably thinking “as a food blogger, you must know if that’s good advice.” Though I didn’t attend medical school, I do have an internet connection (a necessity for my futuristic job!), and having consulted all the best-designed and therefore most accurate health sites, I can definitively say “No one is really sure.” However, there are a few things that are definitely true about fevers and food, and we’ve got some simple tips that can soothe the sick.

The first is that no one is especially hungry when they have a fever, making the whole “starve a fever thing” thing much easier. The second is that regardless of how the patient feels about eating and drinking, he or she needs to stay hydrated and get some nutritive content. So whether you are treating yourself, your children, or your spouse for a fever, that should be your emphasis. Here are 10 things to help your loved ones down the road to recovery from fevers.

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Best Foods to Treat a Fever

Juice Popsicles

Freezing juice can make it a little more palatable to someone who's not feeling like drinking because it forces slow consumption. It can also provide cooling relief for sore throats.
Make striped pomegranate yogurt popsicles

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2 thoughts on “Best Foods for a Fever: 10 Ways to Keep Kids Comfortable

  1. dezi's mom says:

    We all had a nasty stomach bug last week and fruit popsicles and jello were our main source of food last week.

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