Next time you get sick, maybe you should ignore what some quack doctor tells you and just listen to your grandma.
A new study out of the Yale School of Medicine found that the old saying “feed a cold, starve a fever” is pretty much spot on.
The researchers found that when you have a viral infection like a cold or the flu, eating helps you recover and get through it.
But when you have a fever because of a bacterial infection like a staph infection or food poisoning, eating actually makes things worse.
Now, you need to eat something. But they say to avoid sugary foods and stick to small portions of things like chicken and yogurt.