Feed a cold…

Can you complete this English saying?

Feed a cold, 

a) feed a fever

b) starve a fever

c) sleep off a fever

The answer is below! ↓

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Answer: b)

Feed a cold, starve a fever.

This saying means if you have a cold, you should eat more. Eating more will help you get better. If you have a fever, you should eat very little. Eating very little will help you get better.

This is a very old English saying. It is around 500 years old. Some people say it is correct, but others say it is wrong. We think it is important to eat healthy food and drink a lot of water when we are sick.

What do you think?  Are there any similar phrases in your language?