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Starve a cold, give flowers?

by webdev

November 14, 2011

The old saying "starve a cold, feed a fever" may be easy to remember, but it's not necessarily true. In fact, according to WebMD.com, whether you have a common cold or are laid up with a fever, it is best to eat a healthy diet full of fresh ingredients that will nourish your body with vitamins.

If you have a loved one who is sick in bed, you can care from afar by sending a get well soon gift like the Bon Vivant Gourmet Basket from Teleflora. This basket is loaded with fruits high in vitamin C such as oranges and pineapple. WebMD reports that when sick, people should try to load up on antioxidants - beta carotene and vitamins C and E - in order to help their bodies fight off the virus. The Health Nut Basket may be another good choice, since it contains mixed nuts and trail mix - almonds, hazelnuts and sunflower seeds contain vitamin E.

The news source also suggests getting plenty of bioflavinoids, which can be found in grapes, citrus fruits and cherries, which is why a Delicious Delight Basket might be a perfect gift.

Of course, you can never underestimate the effect of a beautiful bouquet of get well soon flowers. Choose from cheery daisies or stunning roses to lift your loved one's spirits.

This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists. 




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