What are your soothing foods when sick or injured?
Let's start with an easy one. Most of us associate being sick or injured with a need for a specific soothing food; whether it comes from childhood memories or more recent experiences and learning. Participate in this challenge by sharing your soothing food...
Let's start with an easy one.
Most of us associate being sick or injured with a need for a specific soothing food; whether it comes from childhood memories or more recent experiences and learning.
Participate in this challenge by sharing your soothing food...More >
I like foods that have a little heat when I'm sick, and ginger always helps to settle my stomach. So I usually make a carrot ginger soup when I'm under the weather. And if you're feeling adventurous, try making it completely local by digging up some wild ginger! http://northernbushcraft.com/topic.php?name=wild+ginger®ion=on&ctgy=edible_plants
The emotional connection to food is strong. I notice that whenever I'm feeling unwell that I gravitate towards my childhood treats; ice cream, chocolate, potato chips and the like Taking time to pay attention to this connection has helped me improve my food choices when I'm feeling unwell. Alternatively, I've adopted a new approach to healing foods that is consistent with my daily intake, which I like to keep as healthy as possible. Maintaining a large dose of vegetables in my diet when...
many people have mentioned chicken soup but how is it prepared? Is it loaded with gelatin having been slow simmered over a day? Has a bit of vinegar been added to bring out the goodness? Plus some fresh veggies such as onion and celery or whatever is lurking in the back of the fridge. I learned that there is more to a good broth than I realized--more info here: http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/broth-is-beautiful/ What seems to be lacking in our hospitals currently is a focus...
For me it has always been Chocolate Milk. I lived in a small town and we had a milkman who used to come around and deliver our milk, because my parents both worked he used to actually come into the house and put it in the fridge. It was always a treat if we were home sick to wait for the milkman and give him a 'milk tag' for a chocolate milk. Even as an adult when it was 'induced illness' it was always Chocolate Milk for me.
Must have foods in my house in case I or anyone in my family gets sick are: - chicken noodle soup, regular ginger ale, soda crackers, jello, salty snacks like potato chips, lemonade, tea, toast, popsicles. Some of these foods get thrown away because they are past their "best before" date before they are consumed. We don't get sick too often - likely because we eat healthy using lots of fresh local foods!