Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Going deaf – a story of gradual hearing loss Medical Should you be using feminine hygiene products? Medical 4 breast cancer myths which often affect prevention, treatment Medical Could diet affect breast cancer risk? Sex Don’t worry, your sex life will still be on fire even when you’re way, way older Lifestyle Smoking e-cigarettes could significantly slow healing of wounds From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Healthy gut » IBS – 4 symptoms that extend beyond your stomach When you think of IBS, symptoms that come to mind include diarrhoea, constipation and gas. However, there are other symptoms that extend beyond your stomach. Sex health » Do you feel sad after sex? This is why and what you can do about it A new study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy has revealed that 41% of the men surveyed had felt sad after sex in the previous four weeks.