The best and worst foods to help relieve colds and flu

Posted by Hannah Punitha on Fri, Oct 18, 2013  
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Now eat the following best foods and beat the cold!
Chicken Soup
Grandma's favorite remedy of course!Chicken soup contains cysteine, a compound that thins mucus and relieve congestion.One single serving may also reduce inflammation in the lungs.
Curd
Cool creamy curd(yogurt) and other dairy products rich in zinc, supports the immune system.
Citrus & Berries
Studies show that eating foods rich in Vitamin C may get you back to normalcy quickly.Citrus and berries rich in Vitamin C has also an antihistaminic effect that may reduce nasal symptoms.
Spices
Garlic,turmeric,hot peppers, and other strong flavorings can help break up nasal and sinus congestion.
Oysters and Red meat
Choose these for your protein,also they are good sources of zinc.
Foods that harm
Alcohol
Liquor,wine & beer dilate small blood vessels that makes the sinuses stuffed up and reduces the body's ability to fight infection,so stay away from liquor but drink lots of fluids when fighting a cold or flu.

Now eat the following best foods and beat the cold!

 

Chicken Soup


Grandma's favorite remedy of course! Chicken soup contains cysteine, a compound that thins mucus and relieve congestion.One single serving may also reduce inflammation in the lungs.

 

Curd


Cool creamy curd (yogurt) and other dairy products rich in zinc, supports the immune system.

 

Citrus & Berries


Studies show that eating foods rich in Vitamin C may get you back to normalcy quickly. Citrus and berries rich in Vitamin C has also an antihistaminic effect that may reduce nasal symptoms.

 

Spices


Garlic, turmeric, hot peppers, and other strong flavorings can help break up nasal and sinus congestion.

 

Oysters and Red meat


Choose these for your protein,also they are good sources of zinc.

 

Foods that harm

 

Alcohol

Liquor, wine & beer dilate small blood vessels that makes the sinuses stuffed up and reduces the body's ability to fight infection, so stay away from liquor but drink lots of fluids when fighting a cold or flu.

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