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7 Healing Foods to fight common cold

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In common cold you may hesitate what foods should be taken, what not, here is a list of foods are best for fighting common cold.

1. Chicken soup

why: It’s been called nature’s penicillin and is at the top of the list for its curative powers. Hot chicken soup helps clear clogged airways,

2. Hot and spicy food

why? : chillis or spicy sauces to help ease congestion. Cook Indian or other ethnic foods that contain these ingredients, or simply add a spicy sauce to foods for extra zip

3. Garlic

why: This fragrant bulb contains a flavoring agent called alliin which acts as a decongestant. Garlic is also believed to act as an antioxidant and destroy free-radicals, the active oxygen molecules that damage cells

4. Fluids
Why:
To keep you liquefied.

5. Citrus fruits

why: Reach for citrus fruits to increase your vitamin C intake. Drink orange juice for breakfast, snack on half a grapefruit, or add tangerine slices to a lunchtime salad. Getting an increased amount of vitamin C is especially important if you smoke, as smoking increases both your risk of catching a cold and your body's need for this protective vitamin.

6. Ginger
why: Many people find fresh ginger root helps treat the coughing and fever that often accompany colds and flu. Try making a ginger tea:

7. Vitamin C sources

why: Citrus fruits aren't the only foods high in vitamin C. Potatoes, green peppers, strawberries and pineapple can help as your daily cold-fighting food arsenal.

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Sruti Rao said...

Absolutely Prakash, I have a 2-year-old at home and she is currently suffering from common cold...it is not just tiring for her, but for me as well. You have suggested the food that we should give kids/adults during common cold, here are some home remedies that I would like to add for thje beneft of your readers: http://www.humptybumptykids.com/5-indian-home-remedies-cold/