Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: You won't believe how far tattoo ink can travel in your body > Health-in-Motion Updated 29 September 2015 Don't eat this! Feeling sick? There are some foods that can actually make your symptoms worse. Foods to avoid: Alcohol: Not only does alcohol have a bad effect on your immune system, it can also lead to dehydration. Dairy: Although it is still controversial whether dairy generally worsens mucous production, most doctors still advise against it when you’re sick. Sugary foods: Sugary foods suppress the immune system. Junk food: When you’re sick, your body needs healthy, nutritious food to keep it going and fight the virus. Coffee: Coffee and other caffeinated drinks can deprive your body of fluids, and when you’ve got a cold you need to stay hydrated. 0 More: Daily Dose: You won't believe how far tattoo ink can travel in your bodyHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle Why you should kick your dog out of your bed Fitness 3 workouts that are better than running Medical Surgery horror: ‘I was only 33 but I felt like a granny’ Medical 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Medical Here’s why you should be worried if your knees creak or pop – even if it’s painless Mental health Mental illness stigma fuels suicidal tendencies From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Beware! » 7 steps for surviving the flu 'I nearly died at an Adele concert’ How to tell if your doctor's a quack Your health is precious, so you need to be sure your doctor's the real deal. Bathroom etiquette » Less salt may lead to fewer nighttime bathroom trips SEE: 9 more funny bathroom signs Which office bathroom habits are the most important? Can you maintain your professionalism in your bathroom cubicle?