Healthy Foods To Combat Common Cold

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Hindustan Times

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Oct 24, 2021

When you're unwell, eating appropriate foods can do a lot more than just give you energy. Certain foods can help you feel better, recover faster, and stay hydrated while healing

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If you have a common cold, you should include these healthy items in your diet to help you feel better

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Studies suggest that vitamin D deficiency makes one more likely to catch cold and the flu. It is necessary to add vitamin D rich food to the diet

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Salmon and other fatty fish

Garlic contains allicin, a natural antibiotic that fights viral and bacterial infections while also acting as a decongestant

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Garlic

Leafy vegetables are high in minerals and fibre, and are good sources of vitamin A, C, and K. They have antibacterial properties as well

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Leafy Vegetables

In addition to having antioxidant and antibacterial properties to help fight viruses, honey also helps to coat the throat and provide relief

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Honey

Ginger is believed to be a natural pain reliever and has been used in traditional medicine to prevent cold

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Ginger

Apples contain a flavonoid called quercetin, which has been shown to boost the body's immunity

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Apples

Avocados contain oleic acid which helps in reducing inflammation and strengthening the immune system

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Avocado

Broccoli is high in antioxidants and vitamin C, making it an effective combatant against colds and viruses

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Broccoli

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