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Drinking Lucozade When You're Ill - November 25th 2010, 11:35 AM

When I was a child (until I was about 13-14) my mum very rarely let me drink energy drinks. The only time she would let me drink lucozade was when I was sick, it actually always helped. I still drink it when I'm ill to this day. I'm guessing it works due to the amount of sugar in it but are there any other reasons? Is it unhealthy to drink when ill?


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Re: Drinking Lucozade When You're Ill - November 25th 2010, 11:44 AM

It's probably something to do with the glucose - it was actually originally made as a drink to have when you were ill, rather that today's 'energy drink'.
   
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Re: Drinking Lucozade When You're Ill - November 25th 2010, 12:29 PM

oooh that would make sense. I actually have ear infection and cold right now and it makes me feel loads better


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Re: Drinking Lucozade When You're Ill - November 25th 2010, 04:19 PM

Yeah, it sounds logical. It would 'boost you up' when you're feeling low. I'll remember that!



   
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Re: Drinking Lucozade When You're Ill - November 26th 2010, 09:34 PM

In the short term the sugar is going to give you a rush and hence make you feel better. Though if you're actually interested in not being sick as opposed to getting a temporary sugar high just to make it feel better, spiking your blood sugar can actually depress your immune system, so it's all up a pretty bad idea.
   
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Re: Drinking Lucozade When You're Ill - November 26th 2010, 10:38 PM

I was never allowed lucozade unless I was ill too! If I ever felt queasy I'd sip lucozade and moments later I'd be fine. I think it must be the sugar and the boost it gives you. My mum encourages me to have sugary things when I'm feeling low...any other time it's like "You'll be bouncing off the walls!" lol




   
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