7 Healing Foods to fight common cold.

7 Healing Foods to fight 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
Chilies 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
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
To keep you liquefied.

5. Citrus fruits
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
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
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.