These meals can make you feel better when you're in your worst

Sherry Tadeja
PUBLISHED January 11, 2018 05:13 pm | UPDATED January 11, 2018 08:15 pm
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(Inside Manila) Not everyone can be their best selves every day, other than cough and colds, there are also uncomfortable sensations like headache, nausea, and fatigue which could make anyone feel under-the-weather which could only mean a less productive day.


The good news is food can solve those out-of-whack sensations! Curious? Here are 10 best meals that can do that.


Sore Throat


Sore throats are sadly common but fortunately easy to relieve. Go for a hot, thin broth rich with garlic, herbs and vegetables. Garlic has natural anti-inflammatory and immune-supporting nutrient while the vegetables have rich healing properties.





Nausea


Bananas, applesauce, and ginger tea have properties to keep down and normalize a ranging digestive system. Ginger tea can be helpful, opt for tea bags with real ginger in it. Or better yet, keep it all natural by boiling a piece of it in hot water.





 


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Diarrhea


When the body is in diarrhea, dehydration is probable; the loss of fluids and electrolytes is much faster in this state. Avoid this by rehydrating through sports drinks. Food that are easy to digest are highly suggested like bananas and brown rice. 





Stress


During these weary times, it's best to calm the nerves through a warm cup of chamomile and mint herbal teas. Drink until you can feel it has calmed your nervous system. You could pair it with book reading, listening to music or with meditation.





Fatigue


Fatigue has many causes but it can be generally be addressed through a leafy salad and a grilled salmon that gives a boost of vitamin, minerals and omega 3s which can increase energy. Also be sure to hydrate, have enough sleep and avoid too much caffeine.





 


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Constipation


Get your stool out of body by going for oatmeal topped with fiber-rich fruit, and a mug of warm lemon water. This combination can help stimulate the digestive muscles to contract and move the waste smoothly.





Menstrual Cramps


Period cramps can be put to a halt with a cup of hot ginger with little honey and lemon. According to a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, it found out that ginger could be effective in relieving menstrual pain like ibuprofen. Being hydrated with tea could also help decrease tension in certain muscles responsible to menstrual cramping.





 


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