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Stop Eating These 5 Foods When You're Sick With A Cold

A runny nose, scratchy throat, and constant sneezing suggest you're suffering from a cold. Even if you don't have the stamina of a grizzly bear right now, you do need to eat something. The right foods can boost the immune system and help you feel better faster, while the wrong foods can make you feel much worse.

We discovered which foods are safe to consume and which are a major no-no when you're sick here at Bright Side.

Avoid these foods:

1. Strawberry

When you have a cold, you might believe that this superfood is the cure-all, but the opposite is true. Strawberries are a high-histamine-releasing food that can cause inflammation and pain in the nose and sinuses.

2. Desserts (sweets)

Sugary foods contain a lot of it, which is the last item you need when you're sick. Sugar will temporarily reduce the capacity of your immune system and white blood cells to combat germs that are making you sick. As a result, unless you want to make your symptoms worse, you can try to keep your sugar cravings under control.

3. Foods that have been processed

Not all packaged foods are unhealthy or bad for you, but a few of them do have a ton of sugar, salt, and fat in them. And these additives are a recipe for infection, which can slow down the healing process in your body. With this in consideration, savory chips, carbonated beverages, breakfast cereals, sausage, and bacon can all be avoided — at least if you feel better.

4. Foods that have been pickled

They go well with steak, but if you're sick, stay away from them. These foods include vinegar or salt, two additives that can aggravate a sore throat's inflammation.

5. Foods that are crunchy

If you have a hacking cough or a sore throat, flavored snacks like crackers, nachos, potato chips, or pretzels can irritate your throat. These foods can frustrate the throat severely, extending the discomfort.

Instead, eat the following foods:

1. Soup with chicken

When you have a cough, a steaming bowl of chicken soup is a must, and not only because your mother or grandmother says so. It hydrates you, is nutritious, calming, and research shows it has an anti-inflammatory effect that could help with your cold symptoms.

Chili peppers No. 2

Perhaps you'd like to add a little spice to your meals. Capsaicin, an ingredient found in chili peppers, can help relieve the effects This acts as a pain reliever and febrifuge, breaking up mucus and alleviating coughing and a stuffy nose.

3. Ginger

When you have a cough, a hot cup of ginger tea may be your best friend. This powerful herb has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that aid in the fight against the virus. Why not offer ginger an attempt? It clears congestion, suppresses coughing, and soothes your throat.

Mushrooms (4)

Mushrooms are not only delicious, but they also have many health benefits. They improve the immune system and are high in magnesium, selenium, and zinc. They're a great cold-fighting food because of their potent antiviral effects.

Cranberries, no. 5

It's amazing how little things can have such a big impact. These ruby-red crystals are high in vitamin C and an antibiotic called quercetin, which can help to improve your immune system.

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