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Good foods for low/no appetite?

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  • Posted By: bryandaley
  • March 16, 2007
  • 07:21 AM

I've been sick with some nasty virus (fever, chills, aches) since Tuesday and have had almost no appetite. Between Tuesday lunch and Thursday breakfast, all I had was a cup of soup. Anyway, today my fever is down and the aches are gone, but I still feel slightly off and still have no appetite. I'm making myself eat but it's hard, and nothing sounds good when I think about planning a meal.

I went to the doctor on Wednesday and talked to her on the phone yesterday, but I didn't think to ask her about this.

Anyone have any ideas of things that are good to eat when you have no appetite? Soup worked OK for a few days but I'm sick of it now. Right now I'm just picking the chicken out of some Chinese takeout, because that's the only part that tastes good to me.

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  • A very fortifying and nourishing food to make after an illness is called rice congee (porridge) and here is how you make it: 1 cup organic short grain brown rice to 4-5 cups pure spring water. Bring to a boil and then SLOWLY simmer for 5-6 hours. The longer you simmer the better with this. You can either add raisins and maple syrup to make it sweet, or add scallions and toasted sesame seeds to make it savory. It's not fancy, but it really helps your digestion get back on track and is very easily digested. In Chinese medicine a poor appetite relates to a deficiency of Spleen Qi, and this congee really helps to fortify the spleen. Please try it it is very good! Best wishesDOM
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