Fact or fiction: Loyola doctor weighs on flu myths


4. Feed a cold and starve the flu: Not really

"The most important thing is to make sure you are well hydrated and eating as well of a balanced diet as you can. Don't force feed yourself or your child when ill, but try to get plenty of fluids and some electrolytes such as sodium and potassium. Good sources are crackers, bananas, soups and fruit juices."


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