Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Are you drinking your sugar intake? > Health-in-Motion Updated 28 April 2016 Don't eat this! If you're sick, there are some foods that can actually make your symptoms worse. Foods to avoid - 1. Alcohol: Not only does alcohol have a bad effect on your immune system, it can also lead to dehydration. 2. Dairy: Although it is still controversial whether dairy generally worsens mucous production, most doctors still advise against it when you’re sick. 3. Sugary foods: Sugary foods suppress the immune system. 4. Junk food: When you’re sick, your body needs healthy, nutritious food to keep it going and fight the virus. 5. 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: Are you drinking your sugar intake?Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle SEE: 10 of the best diet tips Medical New test may soon be available for diagnosing TB in kids Medical What happens to my body during an allergic reaction? Fitness The fastest way to build cycling endurance Fitness 30-minute weight-loss workouts for runners Medical Selective hearing: how humans focus on what they want to hear 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 Live healthier Don't even bother » SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body LISTEN: Can you spot the smoker’s cough? 7 cough remedies that definitely don’t work A chronic cough can be the bane of your life. Here are seven cough remedies you shouldn't waste your time with. Be in the know! » How to manage sensitive teeth 5 ways runners mess up their teeth Oral health basics: what you need to know Dr Simon Reeves talks us through the importance of oral health basics. Here’s how to care for your teeth properly.