What Should I Shy Away From If I'm Sick?

It’s safe to say that many of us love reaching for those comfort foods when we’re feeling a little under the weather. While fruits and veggies are better for us, cookies and ice cream are much more fun to eat.

While those things are definitely tasty, they won’t do your body any favors as it’s trying to recover. Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City provides some helpful information on what to steer clear of when you’re sick.

What Foods Should I Not Be Eating When I’m Sick?

As we said earlier, comfort foods are called “comfort foods” for a reason: They’re comforting! However, even though your go-to comfort foods may mentally feel comforting, they’re not what’s best for your body.

It is truly better to stick to fresh fruits and veggies and plenty of water when you are sick. These will be most effective at giving your body what it needs. In addition to refined sugars, we’ve listed some more foods you should try your best to avoid when you’re sick.

Things to Avoid Putting in Your Body When Sick

  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Caffeine
  • Acidic foods—especially if you have been vomiting
  • Junk foods, like potato chips

Should I Only Avoid Unhealthy Foods When I’m Sick?

Not necessarily. Truthfully, one of the first steps toward recovering from sickness is acknowledging that you’re actually sick.

Usually, if you don’t let yourself be sick, it’s easy to go on with plans and stressful activities like normal, which will decrease your chances of a quick recovery. We’ve listed some common activities to steer clear of when you’re feeling less than your best.

Common Activities to Avoid When Sick

  • Staying up late
  • Intense workout classes
  • Smoking
  • Shopping
  • Traveling
  • Using public transportation
  • Going out with your friends

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City is passionate about keeping you healthy and helping you recover when you do get sick. Don’t hesitate to stop by today if you find yourself feeling rough.