"An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Is there
any truth in Mom's sayings and so-called old wives' tales?




Though our ancestors didn't know it at the time, we now know
that carrots are high in vitamin A. This vitamin is essential for vision, and a
deficiency of vitamin A can lead to night blindness. Sweet potatoes, spinach,
and kale are also excellent sources of vitamin A.

While many people don't eat when burning up with a fever,
it's important to provide nutrition to the body in order to boost the immune

Fluids are especially necessary to avoid dehydration. Hot
soups and teas are best.

So, when you're not sure whether you've got a cold or a
fever, don't starve—feed yourself!