Foods to feed a cold
This whole "feed a cold" thing bugs me anyway. If orange juice and citrus fruits high in vitamin C are so good for you, why do they taste so awful when you have a cold? It's like pouring salt on an open wound to eat an orange if you have a sore throat.
It's another example of your body betraying you when you're just trying to help it out, like when you're pregnant and you're going to be the best pre-mother ever and eat only nutritious foods, and then for nine months all you can stomach is Jif peanut butter and Wonder bread. Does that make sense? ...
Recently non-canned chicken noodle soup has tasted good to me when I have a cold, but not this time. The only thing that's remotely palatable is a lemon-lime or grapefruit soda such as Sierra Mist half and half with orange juice over ice.
The flavor of tea is off when I have a cold, which is so distracting I don't enjoy it.
This, by the way, is why I work so far ahead when I review restaurants -- so I don't have to review when I can't taste anything, but don't have to miss a week.
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