Posted on 02-17-2008
Filed Under (Health & Nutrition) by Charla

Here are a few good ideas for fighting a cold:

  • Get plenty of vitamin C which acts like an antihistamine and helps a runny nose and congestion. Eat 2 cups or more of fresh fruits like oranges and strawberries.
  • Eat plenty of lean protein, especially chicken. Lean meats contain zinc which helps strengthen the immune system.
  • Get plenty of beta-carotene which is an antioxidant and is found in vegetables such as sweet potatoes, carrots, and pumpkin.
  • Eat lots of brightly colored fruits and vegetables such as green salad, red peppers, and blueberries.
  • Saute garlic and onions which contain sulphur and add to food to help the immune system fight off infection.
  • Eat non-fat yogurt which contains healthy bacteria to fight harmful germs in the intestines.
  • Snack on nuts which contain needed nutrients.

(And be sure to wash hands often with soap, don’t share towels if sick, and disinfect doorknobs, phones, and other shared items.)

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[…] Eat Healthy to Fight a Cold Eat Healthy to Fight a Cold 148 Filed Under (Health & Nutrition) by Charla Here are a few good ideas for fighting a cold: Eat plenty of vitamin C which acts like an antihistamine and helps a runny nose and congestion. Eat 2 cups or more of fresh fruits like oranges and strawberries. Eat plenty of lean protein, especially chicken. Lean meats contain zinc which helps strengthen the immune system. Eat plenty of beta-carotene which is an antioxidant and is found in vegetables such as sweet […]


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