Flu season seems to be in full swing, so I thought I would share with you some "get you through" food for when you are sick. One of the most important things we should be doing when we are sick, is to keep our blood sugar levels and salt levels up. This helps fight the bug. But how, when we feel so rotten?
Here is an old way that has worked for our family for years. In fact it has been handed down through several generations. Eat several saltine crackers (about 3 or 4) every hour or so. This will keep some food in your stomach which is easy to digest, and give you the salt that your body needs. If you can find crackers with sea salt, all the better. Then to maintain blood sugar levels take about 4 - 6 ounces of FLAT ( no carbonation ) Seven Up or Sprite per hour. This can be alternated with the same amount of water per hour. Now, it is important that you use flat clear soda. In other words no Coke, Pepsi, etc. Also the soda should have sugar in it, no diet sodas.
Normally I am not an advocate of sodas, but in this case clear flat sodas are very helpful. If you have sugar issues such as diabetes, do not use pop, just keep the water flowing.
As crazy as it sounds this does work and it will help get you through stomach bugs like Flu. So keep some saltines and a 2 liter bottle of Seven Up in the house, along with your cans of chicken noodle soup.
Lot's of rest and water is also very helpful!