Healthy Eating - Nourish Away Your Cold

Although a common cold is considered harmless, it's usually not how it feels at the time. If it's not a sore throat plus a cough, it's a runny nose, watery eyes, and congestion. Maybe it's all of these symptoms.

How are you feeling right now: do you feel a cold brewing? If so, it's important rather than relaxing on the couch and doing nothing but sipping tea, you fuel your body properly. While the last thing you might feel like doing is eating right now, if you eat the best foods to give your body the energy it needs to fend off that cold, you might just find you reduce the severity and duration considerably.

Healthy Eating - Nourish Away Your Cold

If you want to be back to your usual self as quickly as possible, here is what you should be doing...

1. Load Up On Vitamin C Rich Produce. The first step you'll want to take is eating plenty of vitamin C rich produce. Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant and will help boost your immune system, which is what will defend against that cold or flu. Foods such as...
  • oranges,
  • grapefruits,
  • berries,
  • peppers or
  • broccoli
are all excellent choices during this time.

2. Down some Yogurt. Next, you'll also want to add probiotics to your eating plan. While you could supplement with these, whole foods do tend to be the superior way to go about getting your needs met. Plain yogurt (or kefir if you prefer) is an excellent source of probiotics and will ensure your immune system is in top working order.

Far too many people think probiotics are only for gut health, but what they fail to realize is most of their immune function comes from the gut. By sustaining an optimal environment, you will be putting up your best defence.

3. Add-In Beans or Barley. Finally, was well as eating yogurt, also be sure to consume some barley or beans. These are both great sources of prebiotics, which help to ensure you are breaking down your foods properly, reaping all the nutritional benefits they have to offer. Also adding beans or barley to your eating plan will help give your body the energy it needs to fend off a cold, getting you back to normal functioning sooner.

Beans, barley, as well as oats, quinoa, bananas, and flaxseed are all excellent sources to consider.

Next time you feel a cold brewing, get smart with your nutrition. Choose to eat healthily over supplementing with every cold medicine under the sun and you'll come out much healthier and happier.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and boost your immune system, and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

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