People loves to eat its our basic necessity right....?So in this kind of weather you just have to focus on these food to help you avoid having colds and flu....Its not that hard since whats on the list are very easy to find you wont even notice that's its helping you avoid some sickness because you'll really be enjoying eating a lot of it...
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, and the nourishing broth will give you more energy. Add plenty of vegetables, including onion and g, for extra healing power.
Hot and spicy food
Some people swear by garlic, horseradish, chillis 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.
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. I don't recommend that you eat garlic alone since I'm not into its taste but you can add garlic on your favorite dish in that way you wont even taste it but it has the same effect on your health.
Stay hydrated with plenty of liquids. Instead of coffee, fizzy or sweetened drinks, have plenty of water and pure fruit juices. I recommend eat at least 9 glasses of water as for me I always have a bottle of water wherever I go plus it also helps on your skin (its like beating two birds in one stone hah)... Hot beverages work better for some people, so consider chamomile or peppermint herbal tea, or sip on hot water with a slice of lemon.
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 because smoking increases the risks of having cold and flu so I recommend stop smoking with or without sickness for a healthier effect...hahaha
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.
Many people find fresh ginger root helps treat the coughing and fever that often accompany colds and flu. Try making a ginger tea: Pour a cup of boiling water over 2 tablespoons of freshly grated ginger and let it steep for 5 to 10 minutes. Well I too don't like the taste of ginger but you can add twist of lemon or orange on your ginger tea to add some flavor...hehehe