Episode 77: Foods for When You're Sick Minisode

Monday, January 15, 2018
This week's show is a mini-episode, because Winter is sick and really wanted to talk about foods that would make her feel better. We talk a little about chicken soup, starving (or is it feeding) a cold, and different herbal remedies that have "properties" that could help with her symptoms.

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Let's taco 'bout it!

  • Sharon had a hit at dinner because of these Roasted Shrimp Enchiladas from the blog Damn Delicious. Yummy! Corn tortillas need a little warming to help them fold/roll better. Sharon changed the jalapeno peppers into chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, and used brocooli slaw.
  • Winter loved celebrating Russian Christmas with friends, and may have had 1 1/2 pieces too many of this Napoleon Cake. It was SO seconds and thirds-worthy! You will have to do Google Translate to get the full recipe! By the way, you can get vanilla sugar on Amazon.
  • Winter has been sick this last week, so it got us thinking about the saying "Starve a cold, feed a fever" and what foods are best for making you feel better.
  • The scientific journal Science even had something to say about this adage in 1929.
  • First, make sure to drink fluids and stay hydrated!

  • Chicken soup is hydrating, has many eletrolytes, ingredients are not going to upset the stomach, plus the placebo effect, but there's no conclusive evidence that chicken soup helps you get better.
  • The researchers from Yale did an interesting study feeding or starving animals who are infected with either a bacterial or vial infection. See the article here and a short video regarding what they did in a nutshell.

  • Home remedies such as warm liquids are always best.
  • Ginger, turmeric, honey, oregano, garlic, and other things in your cupboard that have properties that can help make you feel better. We've talked about turmeric tea before.
  • You can make your own homemade cough syrup recipe here (non-alchoholic!). There are plenty of cough drops recipes if you want to mess with a candy thermometer and all, or you can just go out and buy some for a few bucks.

Run Time: 29 minutes

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