Foods to Eat during Common Cold

Posted by Krishna Bora on Wed, Mar 5, 2014  
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1. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are the most common symptoms to most food poisoning cases. Frequent vomiting and diarrhea causes a quick depletion of water from the body, which leads to dehydration. The best way to fight this is to drink as much as water and other fluids to replace the lost fluids in the bod

2. It is likely that you will feel fatigued as the immunity of your body is working hard for your recovery.  You need to take rest as much as possible to not get tired to often and to not strain your body.

3. Diarrhea from food poisoning helps to wash away all the toxins from your body. Hence, avoid taking anti-diarrhea medicine for your good.  

4. Rice, oats, wheat are very good when it comes to nourishing your body, however, stay away from complex and spicy food like meat and meat dishes, to avoid further problems.

5. As your body is fighting with food poisoning, your tummy becomes a little lactose intolerant. Donot consume any dairy products for few days to avoid days until you become normal.

Other than just medicines, there are many other things that you could eat to kill your cold, here are some of them:


Oily fish like salmon, tuna, and mackerel are rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These are those compounds that help lessen harmful inflammation in your body.


Zinc is an essential mineral, which has a strong track record of preventing and fighting the common cold. In a research, published in a Canadian medical journal in 2012, covered that taking zinc lozenges helps to shorten the time and effect of cold symptoms in adults.


Garlic contains allicin, a sulfuric compound that produces potent antioxidants in your stomach. These antioxidants help to fight with common cold and other symptoms of it.

Anise seeds

These seeds have antibacterial properties, which have been shown to ease coughing. They help to clear congestion from the upper respiratory tract.

Citrus fruits

Few studies show that taking the vitamin C as soon as the first sign of illness appears may reduce a cold's duration.


Eating lots of citrus like grapefruit slices, or using lemons and limes in recipes. It will provide plenty of this nutrient.


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