This classic remedy helps keep you hydrated and can ease congestion. It also provides nutrients and warmth to comfort you when you're feeling unwell.
Oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and other citrus fruits are high in vitamin C, which supports the immune system. They can help reduce the duration of a cold and provide antioxidants.
Ginger has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help soothe a sore throat and reduce nausea. You can have ginger tea or add fresh ginger to soups or meals.
Garlic contains compounds that have immune-boosting properties. It's believed to help reduce the severity of cold symptoms and shorten their duration due to its antimicrobial effects.
Honey can soothe a sore throat and has antimicrobial properties. It can be added to herbal teas or warm water to ease discomfort.
Herbal teas like chamomile, peppermint, or echinacea can provide hydration, soothe a sore throat, and offer antioxidants and antimicrobial benefits.
Drinking clear liquids such as broth, herbal teas, or warm water with lemon can keep you hydrated and ease congestion.
Foods like sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, and kale contain vitamin A, which supports the immune system and may help your body fight off infections.