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6 Amazing Foods That Help You Fight A Cold

Tasty homemade remedies.

Colds suck. This is one of the things I think most of humanity can definitively agree on. They hamper your productivity, they keep you from enjoying your hobbies, and they just plain make you feel like crap. Colds are definitively not cool at all.

But you know what’s cool? Food. Delicious and nutritious food is always something that’s definitively nice to have. Now, imagine foods that can heal, food that can cure you of whatever malady you are experiencing, food that tastes goods and makes you actually feel good. Stop imagining, because such food exists, and it’s capable of giving battle to that odious cold that torments you while being quite delicious, check them out.

Which foods help you fight a cold?

Giusto Sapore Organic Appleganic Apple Cider Vinegar

This recommendation came from Justin Comparetto from Giusto Sapore, you can find out more about Justin Comparetto here, or read more about their recommendation of Giusto Sapore Organic Appleganic Apple Cider Vinegar below.

Giusto Sapore’s Appleganic Drinking Vinegars are made for shoppers in pursuit of ACV’s unrivaled health benefits but without its inherently unpleasant flavor.

Aside from regulating digestion, blood sugar levels, cholesterol, and much more, ACV contains an abundance of cold-fighting benefits such as:

  • Alkalizing the body, killing off bacteria and viruses
  • Loosening phlegm; relieving sinus and lung congestion
  • High amounts of Potassium and Vitamins C & E

Giusto Sapore is changing the way we taste ACV by deliciously blending other immune-boosting ingredients. Available flavors include Fiery (turmeric, ginger, and chili), Delight (turmeric and cinnamon), and their Classic (simple yet drinkable). Additionally, their vinegars undergo the all-natural “Mother” fermentation process, which creates the active probiotics needed to shorten the duration of a cold.

Aside from drinking 1-3 ounces a day, their drinking vinegars also serve as natural cold remedies. Consumers can simply gargle the Giusto Sapore Appleganic Drinking Vinegar with warm water or drink with hot water and honey to soothe a sore throat.

Cayenne Pepper

This recommendation came from Jessica Rosen from Raw Generation, you can find out more about Jessica Rosen here, or read more about their recommendation of Cayenne Pepper below.
Cayenne pepper rocks because it clears up mucous, aids in digestion and elimination, stimulates circulation in our lymphatic system, and has strong anti-bacterial properties.

Sauerkraut

This recommendation came from Lisa Richards from The Candida Diet, you can find out more about Lisa Richards here, or read more about their recommendation of Sauerkraut below.
Sauerkraut is one of the best fermented foods for improving your gut health. And better gut health means a stronger immune system, boosted nutrient absorption, and a better chance that you’ll shake off your cold. Sauerkraut is full of vitamin C too, another nutrient that has been shown to improve our ability to fight cold and flu viruses.

Argentine Yerba Mate

This recommendation came from Mary Welsh from Argentine Yerba Mate, you can find out more about Mary Welsh here, or read more about their recommendation of Argentine Yerba Mate below.

Argentine Yerba Mate is an antioxidant-rich tea that offers a myriad of health benefits, many of which will help to fight a cold that just seems to linger.

  • Argentine Yerba Mate’s Health benefits:
  • Boost your immune system
  • Boost focus and energy
  • Ease constipation
  • Lower blood sugar if you have diabetes

Ginger

This recommendation came from Silva Misho from Rubi Wellness LLC, you can find out more about Silva Misho here, or read more about their recommendation of Ginger below.

Ginger is a root that contains phytochemicals well known for giving it its spicy and unique taste as well as its anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidative qualities, to name a few.

Triple threat:

As a cold treatment, try ginger root, turmeric root, and lemon. Drink ginger hot or warm. You will most likely experience a warmth filling up your body as well as a spicy aftertaste.

Recipe:

1 tablespoon of greated fresh ginger root

1 teaspoon of grated turmeric root

1 tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 cup of water

Chicken Soup

This recommendation came from Nate Masterson from Maple Holistics, you can find out more about Nate Masterson here, or read more about their recommendation of Chicken Soup below.
A classic that always works, chicken soup is perfect for treating a cold. The ingredients in chicken soup help reduce inflammation, promote healing, and increase energy. Since your appetite decreases when your sick, chicken soup is a great way to get all of the necessary vitamins, minerals, calories, and protein to help fight that cold. The soup also inhibits neutrophil actions, which are the white blood cells that cause a stuffy nose and coughing.

Who contributed to this article?

Justin Comparetto from Giusto Sapore

Jessica Rosen from Raw Generation

Lisa Richards from The Candida Diet

Mary Welsh from Argentine Yerba Mate

Silva Misho from Rubi Wellness LLC

Nate Masterson from Maple Holistics

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