Learn the best foods to fight, treat, and beat a cold or the flu.
Try: chicken soup
Grandma’s favorite remedy contains cysteine, a compound that helps thin mucus and relieve congestion. A serving may also reduce inflammation in the lungs. Try these surprising ways to prevent the cold and flu.
Cool, creamy yogurt and other dairy products are rich in zinc, which supports the immune system.
Try: citrus and berries
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Vitamin C won’t prevent colds, but studies show that eating foods rich in it may get you back to normal more quickly. It also has a slight antihistaminic effect, which may reduce nasal symptoms.