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Word formation The Best Food for Illnesses

Here’s an activity related to the topic of health and food which is a good way to brush up on illness vocabulary  and at the same time, revise word formation.

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Vocabulary

Word formation The Best Food for Illnesses

Read the text and  complete the text with a form of the word in brackets. 

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The Best Food for Illnesses

You’re feeling 1)... (nausea). Feeling queasy makes all foods sound 2) ... (appeal), but the right ones can ease symptoms by calming stomach acids, says Dr. Lee. “In general, keep food portions small and odours to a minimum.” When you have a sore throat, several foods can coat your throat and soothe the pain. When you have a cold, the worst symptom might be a nose that just won’t stop 3) ... (run). Aside from taking a 4) ... (steam) shower, Slayton suggests drinking warm tea – it may not slow down the drip, but a soothing tea will make you feel better.

A cold, flu or sinus infection can irritate and inflame blood vessels in your nose, making it hard to breathe. Aside from inhaling steam from a hot shower or using a 5) ... (humid), if you’re stopped up due to mucous, some foods can help, like turmeric, dried ginger and almond milk.
You’re red and 6)  ... (itch). A rash could be a symptom of an allergy, says Dr. Arthur. “Keep a detailed food journal to look for links to foods that seem to trigger a rash.” Omega-3 containing foods such as fatty fish (salmon, sardines) and foods high in protein are all important for skin health. Worst foods: the most common types that cause itching are nuts, chocolate, fish, tomatoes and eggs among some others.

Earaches typically accompany other symptoms, says Dr. Arthur "So they're not correlated with any food in general." Since they occur most often with upper 7) ... (respiration) infections, however, foods that clear up 8) ... (congest) can help earaches as well.

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