Foods That Will Help Fight Off Cold And Flu This Season


During raining seasons, cold had always been a major problem to people which sometimes leads to poor performance at work, school or anywhere they find themselves. From sneezes to coughs, the discomfort continues while keeping the host helpless.

No one dares underrate the effectiveness of foods in combatting diseases and illnesses. Decades back when there was no popularity of drugs, our fore fathers combat cold and its allies effectively with foods. Without doubts, If you include some of this nutritious and immune boosting foods into your diet and that of your children, your family might just be on the way to a cold free raining season.

You must note that asides including these foods into your daily meals, you should avoid exposure to rainfall and cold temperatures as much as you can during this season. Let us check out the list.

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Top Four Foods That Help Combat Cold

1. ONIONS: If there is any food condiment I am in love with, definitely it is onions. In fact when I slice them, I enjoy the fact that tears drops down from my eyes. I believe my eyes are getting cleansed of dust and other particles in the process. The healing power of onions cannot be underestimated. Asides fighting cold and flu, it is an effective detoxifying food substance that helps release toxins from the liver. It has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Slice onions into all your stews and meal including boiled rice, potato and yam this season and avoid any invading cold.

One thing about onion is just that some people can’t stand the eyes stings that come with cutting the onion. If you fall into that category, you should read this article — there are tips to help you in cutting onions without getting the eye stings and tears that follow.

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Oladipupo Abioye
Oladipupo is a Pediatric Nutritionist with Lagos State Ministry of Health. He is an adventurous foodie and loves to teach and render presentations on foods and nutritional topics at different symposia. He loves Messi but Chelsea FC is his baby.

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