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Warm milky drinks are great during cold weather and a good source of calcium. Try drinking or malted chocolate and horlicks etc. Hot drinks are also a good way of warming up your hands. Biscuits dunked in a hot drink are much easier to eat.
Different flavoured drinking chocolates are available. Milo is a good brand as it is high in nutrients and is called “a food drink”.
You can also heat two cardamom pods in a cup of milk or add a grating of nutmeg for an alternative flavour.
You can buy convalescent food drinks such as Complan and other brands, available from chemists. Build-up drinks and milkshakes contain all the necessary vitamins and minerals and give you a boost of sugar, but may be too sweet for people suffering from nausea.
Maxijul powder or dried milk powder can be added to drinks to give you an extra boost – it’s a good idea to slowly build up the amount in your drink so that you don’t taste it.