What to eat when you have a cold

Products and dishes that will help alleviate the course of the disease and speed up recovery.
What to drink with a cold
What to drink with a cold


Contains a loading dose of vitamin C, which stimulates our immunity. Add lemon to tea or make warm lemonade (or hydromel). It perfectly softens the throat, cleans the blood and mucous membranes. To do this, squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a mug of warm water and add a teaspoon of honey or maple syrup. By the way, a large amount of ascorbic acid is also found in the rest of citrus fruits, black currants, cranberries,dog roseand strawberries. Cook juice and make infusions.

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Chicken bouillon

Strong chicken broth in the XII century was considered a cure for flu and cold. As shown by modern studies, this dish with an ancient history really has anti-inflammatory properties, as well as temporarily increases the rate of secretion of mucus from the nose, thus reducing swelling and clearing the upper respiratory tract.

A lighter option for digestion - vegetable vegetable broths - is also good as the main food. It will give strength, and at the same time the body does not have to spend a lot of energy on its digestion.


Ginger tea is an excellent antimicrobial agent, it is drunk for colds and indigestion. Ginger rejuvenatesremoves toxins, has anti-inflammatory properties. Boil two tablespoons of grated fresh ginger in two glasses of water for 15 minutes and let it brew for another 10 minutes. Drink as needed. To enhance the effectiveness of the drink, add a few cumin seeds to the cup.

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In order not to overload the stomach with heavy protein and fatty foods, it is better to eat foods that are easily digested and do not linger in the intestines during illness: these are fruits, fresh and steamed vegetables, lean broth, boiled and stewed fish, turkey, teas and juices. In order not to irritate the inflamed mucous membranes, turn out to be from spices, spicy and fried foods. Porridge, mashed potatoes are welcome.