3 Foods to Help You Recover From a Cold

List: Posted: 12/19/11

Cold season can be one of the most frustrating times of year, especially when you have a big project coming up at work or multiple sick children to deal with.  The good news is that a great diet can help you recover from a cold quickly.  Before you head to the grocery store to stock up on multivitamins, let's look at three foods that can help you get over your cold quickly and easily.

Spicy Food

Whether you want to try a favorite Indian dish or order from your local Mexican restaurant, spicy foods are great for opening up the nasal passages and allowing your sinuses to clear, leaving you breathing freely once again.

Chicken Noodle Soup

A traditional favorite, this soup is considered the perfect comfort food for someone with a cold.  Believe it or not, however, the food is scientifically proven to help people with a cold.  The warm broth is great for a sore throat, while the heat helps clear congestion.  Broth also offers hydration while the chicken and veggies provide much needed nutrients.

Pasta
Believe it or not, pasta with a hearty marinara sauce can be a tremendously healthy choice when you have a cold.  Garlic and tomatoes are both excellent at boosting your body’s defenses.  The sauce will give you much needed vitamin C, while the pasta will have the carbs your body needs to provide the energy to fight illness.

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