Do You Follow the Adage: Feed a Cold; Starve a Fever?

February 28, 2013 | By | Comments (1)


While it’s unclear exactly where the adage “feed a cold; starve a fever” got it’s start, it may have something to do with the fact that many people have a diminished appetite when they have a fever. But there’s actually little medical evidence to support the saying.

Instead, try to eat as normally as possible when you’re under the weather, and be sure to stay well-hydrated.

Find out which other health sayings are true and which are just old wive’s tales.


  1. susan marcellus

    i think it how you feel drink lots of fluids and eat light or not at all go by how you feel

    March 1, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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