Diet for colds

Everyone is familiar with the symptoms of common cold: a breakdown, a runny nose, a scratch in the throat, a constant headache. .. And I want to get rid of this condition as quickly as possible. It turns out that the right diet, or rather, the exclusion of certain products from the diet, can help in this, no less than medications.

Foods not allowed for colds


Alcohol-containing beverages adversely affect immunity and interfere with the body in a timely and correct way to fight the infection that has got into it. In addition, alcohol blocks the ability of the kidneys to remove toxins, and they accumulate in the body, narrows the vessels, causing headache, and also neutralizes the therapeutic effect of many antiviral drugs and antibiotics. Drinking alcohol against a high temperature increases dehydration and leads to an exacerbation of the disease.

Juices and carbonated drinks

Juices packed in cardboard packages contain cadmium, which adversely affects immunity. Carbonated drinks and water complicate the digestive system and kidneys. All this makes it difficult to fight the immune system with a cold. Freshly squeezed juices can be used for colds, but only in diluted form.


Nutrients in fats negatively affect the functioning of the pancreas, liver and kidneys. Resistance of the body to colds with overloaded systems is zero.

Fast Food

High-calorie foods overload the body, which spends its energy on processing food. In addition, they do not contain practical vitamins, which are very necessary to overcome the infection.


In many adults, dairy products are poorly digested due to lactose intolerance. Milk in them causes putrefactive processes in the intestines and promotes the formation of mucus, leading to an increase in the common cold.


By winter, in most fruits, less than half of vitamins remain, and in the spring there are almost no remains, therefore, there is no point in hoping for the benefits of fruits from colds. But to slow down the process of recovery is the use of a large amount of fiber is fully capable.

Solid food

With pain, throat swelling, it is necessary to exclude from the diet solid, dry foods that are able to irritate, scratch the larynx and esophagus. In particular, crackers, drying, and any products, swallowing which is difficult, causes discomfort in the throat. The basis of the menu with a sore throat should be liquid and puree dishes.

Proper nutrition for colds

How to eat properly for a cold? To give preference to food, which has undergone thermal treatment and is easily digested. Only eat at will, without forcing yourself.

Optimal products:

  • boiled or steamed fish or white meat;
  • vegetables;
  • porridge;
  • light, low-fat soups.

And do not forget about a large amount of warm liquid, for example, tea with lemon or mors, or, better, simple water. Abundant drink facilitates the condition with colds and will help to overcome the infection more quickly.

Therapeutic diets
  • Mar 13, 2018
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