Cold and flu-fighting foods

Chicken Soup

Warm drinks soothe your throat and reduce nasal congestion. Soups are mostly water, so you'll be rehydrating while eating this delicious, healthy dinner.

Citrus Fruits

Citrus fruits include antioxidant vitamin C, which boosts immunity. Start consuming C if you don't already and make it a habit to boost your immune system for future time.

Garlic, Onions, And Leeks

If your nose is running like a hydrant, you may as well eat this pungent garnish (together with onions, chives, and leeks) to battle that cold.

Ginger Tea

Ginger is one of the greatest foods for a cold because sesquiterpenes target rhinoviruses, the most common cold virus family, and decrease coughing. It also contains anti-inflammatory gingerols.


Kefir is full with immune-boosting probiotics. It controls digestion and has more protein than yogurt and milk, allowing your body to utilise all the calories and nutrients you ingest while you're sick

Red Wine

The resveratrol and polyphenols in red wine have the same effect as the probiotics in yogurt: These substances stop the multiplication of cold and flu viruses in your body once they have entered.

Brazil Nuts

Selenium, a mineral that boosts immunity, is abundant in Brazil nuts. Selenium boosts cytokines, which fight the flu. Selenium is also found in lobster, oysters, clams, crabs, and tuna.


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