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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.

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