We all feel under the weather once in a while and for many of us the remedy can turn to resorting to junk food, staying up, and doing nothing to deal with our illness. As suggested, this isn’t the brightest thing to do if your plan is to recover. Not only that, but there are plenty of other things as well that aren’t wise to do as well.
Below is a short list of “remedies” that make matters worse for you.
OD ON VITAMIN C
While all of us know vitamin C boosts and supports our immune system, we can sometimes go overboard on it. Remember that our body stores nutrients pretty well and while various vitamins help, too much can cause problems. In the case of vitamin C, you can relieve yourself of illness in short term, but in the long term it can have adverse effects on you.
Take a study from 2013 for example. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the study found that those who boosted their intake of vitamin C were more likely to develop kidney stones. So while oranges are great, too many can cause problems.
It may sound crazy, but there are types of food that can fill you up without putting on any weight. The trick is to eat meals that are very filling or have a high satiety value. This means that they fill you up without being too calorific.
Judging by this index of satiety, you can judge how filling various foods are to ensure that you feel full while reducing your calorie intake during the day.
Making these small adjustments to your diet will keep you from gaining weight. There are also some foodstuffs that will satisfy your hunger enough, so that you aren’t tempted to overeat.
Want the best part of it all? It doesn’t all have to be tasteless salads or healthy foods that don’t look appealing. You can still eat yummy food while staying healthy. If you read until the end of the article, you may be surprised by what food you can eat as much as you want!
You may think that soup isn’t filling enough, but it depends on the ingredients used to cook it. Research has shown that some soups can be even more filling than a full meal that uses the same ingredients! Having soup as a starter can boost your satiety, so that you can eat roughly 20% less calories in that meal.