These foods and drinks will help you feel bet­ter when you have a cold. If you catch a cold, they should cer­tain­ly be in your refrig­er­a­tor.

food for colds


1. Chamomile tea

Chamomile sup­ports sleep, helps fight fever and body aches, which often accom­pa­nies a cold.

In one West­ern study, women who drank chamomile tea after giv­ing birth report­ed that they slept much bet­ter than those who did not.

Dur­ing a cold, chamomile tea should be drunk warm, but not hot.

2. Dried cherries

Dried fruits are very use­ful and good. But cher­ry is the real queen here. It con­tains a high amount of antiox­i­dants, there­fore, strength­ens the immune sys­tem, reduces the risk of symp­toms in the upper res­pi­ra­to­ry tract.

In addi­tion, dried cher­ries pro­mote healthy sleep, they have a lot of mela­tonin, which is respon­si­ble for this.

Add cher­ries to your por­ridge or tea, or just eat them as they are.

3. Turmeric

You can talk about the ben­e­fits of turmer­ic for just an eter­ni­ty. It helps to make hair beau­ti­ful, and you can also put it in tea to make your­self a mini-detox, and this spice will relieve excess weight.

And cur­cum­in, which it con­tains, is a pow­er­ful nat­ur­al anti-inflam­ma­to­ry com­pound. It increas­es the activ­i­ty of immune cells, enhances their response.

Com­bine turmer­ic with black pep­per, which will only reveal its ben­e­fi­cial prop­er­ties even more.

food for sore throat


4. Soups and broths

Rich and fat­ty soups made from chick­en, turkey or red fish (1 spine per 1 pot of boil­ing water) will help you cope with a cold faster. They have a triple effect:

  • speed up the move­ment of mucus through the nose (thanks to steam);
  • reduce inflam­ma­tion of the throat (drink only when warm!);
  • help nour­ish the body with use­ful sub­stances when you don’t feel like eat­ing at all.

And don’t for­get to add turmer­ic.

5. Extra virgin olive oil

Extra vir­gin or extra vir­gin olive oil has excel­lent antibac­te­r­i­al prop­er­ties, which helps the body fight the infec­tion that caused the cold.

It also has a lot of antiox­i­dants, which will not be super­flu­ous.

6. Walnuts

Not only is it one of the best anti-inflam­ma­to­ry foods, but it also con­tains enough nutri­ents to sup­port the immune sys­tem. Here you have vit­a­min E, and B6, and cop­per with folic acid — a real trea­sure.

Wal­nuts also help reduce stress lev­els, which also weak­en our immu­ni­ty, espe­cial­ly when we are sick.

Com­bine wal­nuts with dried cher­ries, add them to por­ridge or unsweet­ened yogurt.

7. Ginger

Well, how could we do with­out gin­ger in this col­lec­tion? This prod­uct relieves nau­sea, has antimi­cro­bial and anti-inflam­ma­to­ry prop­er­ties. Warm tea made from fresh gin­ger root will make you feel like a per­son, even if you felt like a snot­ty rag before drink­ing.

And gin­ger can be added to the broth dur­ing cook­ing, it turns out very tasty.

food for colds


8. Garlic

It not only helps against vam­pires, but also per­fect­ly fights infec­tions, sup­ports immu­ni­ty. If you catch a cold, the most rel­ish is fresh broth, a piece of black bread and, of course, a few cloves of gar­lic.

9. Cayenne Pepper

Hot pep­per helps thin mucus, relieve nasal con­ges­tion and sup­press coughs. Add a lit­tle to your tea or broth, and you will get an excel­lent drink dur­ing a cold.

10. Liquid honey

One spoon­ful of hon­ey after each meal will soothe the throat and relieve the cough. You can add it to tea, or you can put it in yogurt with cher­ries and wal­nuts.

11. Green vegetables

They con­tain anti-inflam­ma­to­ry antiox­i­dants, vit­a­mins A and C, and folic acid. There­fore, it is rec­om­mend­ed to eat more fresh leafy greens when you are sick.

how to eat with a cold


12. Bananas

They are soft and high-calo­rie, so dur­ing a cold, this is an excel­lent food that will help keep you afloat when you don’t feel like eat­ing at all.

13. Pomegranate juice

Nat­ur­al pome­gran­ate juice or pome­gran­ates them­selves is a prod­uct that has pow­er­ful antimi­cro­bial prop­er­ties. Also, the flavonoid antiox­i­dants found in it can short­en the dura­tion of a cold!

14. Lemon

And, of course, with­out this source of vit­a­min C, there is nowhere to go. Tea with hon­ey, gin­ger and lemon is the best rem­e­dy that will sup­port you dur­ing a cold.

How do you fight a cold? Tell us!