I often hear this advice from the old folks - "don't give your children rice when they are having fever". Best to take bread or noodles. The old folks said it's because rice or porridge will fuel the fever.
I never understand the rationale behind this and previously, I gave porridge to my kids when they're having fever. Until I saw the fever coming back again and again, right after having rice or porridge. Now, I'm a believer.
Last Sunday, when QQ was still recovering from her very stubborn fever, I gave her bread with cheese and fruit spread for breakfast. I cooked this for the kids for their lunch: pasta, panfried mayau fish and sieved ABC soup added with spinach. (that's QQ's impatient hand *shake head*)
Love this tiny shaped pasta with ridges... tiny and cute!
We went out for Father's Day dinner and she had only the dishes minus the rice. While waiting for our food to arrive, she had a slice of bread. This is how she ate her bread... made a hole in the middle and stuck her thumb in... nibbled nibbled nibbled around the edges of the bread till she reached her thumb :-). Have you heard of such advice from the old folks - no rice when having fever? My only explanation is, I think it's because rice is a complex carbo and requires more energy to digest, thus raising the body temperature. And bread and pasta are alright for fever being simple carbo and easier to digest. Is it true?
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