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Mononucleosis (Mono)

You probably know friends who were out of school or work for months due to Mono. That isn’t only because Mono is highly contagious, but also because it attacks your body with various symptoms that make an active life nearly impossible. Here are some foods to target the many ways mono keeps you in bed.

For A Soar Throat

Consider yourself a baby. For food purposes, I mean. If you have mono, you most likely have a sore throat and have found eating to be a painful process. But you need nutrients to boost your immune system more than ever! So stock up on these soft foods:

Oatmeal

Cream of Wheat

Cream of Rice

Pasta

Mashed Potatoes

Sliced bananas

Canned Peaches

Canned Pears

Hard Boiled Egg

Bolognaise sauce

Pudding

Jell-O

Custard

For Headaches

If you’re accused of being cranky, it’s probably got to do with that massive headache that comes with mono. Pacify the pumping in your head with these foods.
Calcium and Magnesium naturally alleviate muscle tension and relax blood vessels. Try these tasty tension-tamers:

Pumpkin Seeds

Spinach

Swiss Chard

Soy Beans

Salmon

Sunflower Seeds

Sesame Seeds

Halibut

Black Beans

Navy Beans

Low-Fat cottage Cheese

Low-Fat Milk

Low-Fat Yogurt

Orange Juice

Soy Milk

Cereal

Anti-inflammatories

Do you cringe each time you swallow? You’ve probably got swollen glands. Try these anti-inflammatories to ease the pain:

Carrots

Spinach

Apricots

Cantaloupe

Cherries

Cranberries

Mango

Peach

Acorn Squash

Beets

Summer Squash

Kale

Broccoli

Sweet Potato

 

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