5 superfoods to combat colds

With the arrival of cold weather, closed environments with heating and little ventilation are a breeding ground for viruses and microbes. Sneezing, coughing and nasal congestion, typical of the flu, set in.
To avoid these symptoms and fight typical winter colds, here are 5 superfoods to boost your immune system and fight viruses:

If it's red I'll take it!

All red foods are loaded with Vitamin A, C and E. Such as bell peppers, strawberries, oranges, carrots, pomegranates, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, papaya and pumpkin will greatly help to replenish your immune system.


One of the most important antibacterials is garlic. Its antifungal properties will help you fight cold coughs and sinusitis. If you do not like the taste of raw garlic and you usually cook it, keep in mind that the properties may be lost. If you want to preserve them, you can chop it and let it stand for 10 minutes before cooking. This is the only way to preserve all its properties if you cook it.


If you need to cut congestion and clean the respiratory tract, ginger will be your faithful ally. It will help you dissolve phlegm and help you breathe, it contains phytochemicals that are ideal to fight respiratory diseases.
So make yourself a cup of ginger tea, turmeric, honey and go to sleep!



Mushrooms and mushrooms are a superfood that should not be missing in your daily life, as they help strengthen your immune system and contain Vitamin D. One of the mushrooms that will help you with colds is Shitake, for its high amount of phytonutrients. You can cook them with a little garlic and parsley, add them to your salads, cook them in your favorite stir-fries in your pasta dishes or add them to your pizza.



Rich in zinc, which strengthens your immune system and is great to take before and during the cold, as it helps you fight it and the effects of it are not so strong. At this point we have lentils and all legumes such as chickpeas, white beans or beans.