Here's an interesting fact for you...Did you know that you should hang with friends to bolster your disease-fighting power; Isolation can cause stress and zap your immune system.
Below is a list of foods that will warm up your cold, send the flu flying, and bolster your immune system.
1. Ginseng Tea- In a Canadian study, people who took 400 milligrams of ginseng a day had 25 percent fewer colds than those popping a placebo. Ginseng helps kill invading viruses by increasing the body's production of key immune cells.
2. Green Tea- EGCG, a chemical compound that is potent in green tea, has been shown to stop the adenovirus (one of the bugs responsible for colds) from replicating. Start pumping green tea into your system at the first sign of a cold and you should be able to stave off worse symptoms.
3. Oranges- The zinc and Vitamin C in oranges won't prevent the onslaught of a cold, but it might decrease the severity and duration of your symptoms. One orange provides more than 100 percent of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin C.
4. Olive Oil and Avocados- Foods rich in healthy fats, such as olive oil and avocados, help reduce inflammation, a catalyst for migraines. One study found that the anti-inflammatory compound in olive oil suppresses the same pain pathway as ibuprofen.
Zinczenko, David. Eat This Not That. Pg. 285.