“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine your food!” – Hippocrates
A wise thought that reminds us that it is extremely important to pay attention to the foods we consume, especially during cold and flu season. While there are those who can worsen our condition, certain foods can help us recover faster. See what besides herbal teas, blueberries and chicken soup is good to include in your menu.
Aromatic, slightly spicy, you can consume it in fresh juices, soups, dishes, in the form of tea, combine it with honey and cinnamon. Ginger is also known for its ability to help relieve cold symptoms. It reduces nausea, abdominal pain, improves blood circulation, has antimicrobial properties and strengthens immunity.
Mackerel, trout, salmon are great to eat when you have a cold (and not only). They will provide you with important proteins, nutrients. According to a study, a diet rich in fish boosts the activity of white blood cells called B-cells, an important part of the body's immune system response. Also ask your doctor about fish oil supplements.