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Because your body can become dehydrated, start with liquids. If your stomach is delicate, try a few ounces of water or flat lemon-lime soda every 15 to 30 minutes, until you feel well enough to drink larger amounts of water, fruit juice, tea, soft drinks and broth. For solid food, start with buttered white toast if you've felt nauseated. If your stomach feels OK, go for poultry, eggs, lean meats, fish, nuts, seeds and legumes. All are good sources of protein, vitamins B6 and B12, zinc and selenium, which strengthen the immune system. Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, which have anti-inflammatory properties, and watermelon, which contains antioxidants, are also good. Lastly, don't forget about chicken soup: This go-to food has anti-inflammatory properties that stop certain white blood cells from stimulating the release of mucus. That can reduce coughing, sneezing and congestion.