LifestyleDiet against colds. Eat this and you won't spend a single day being sick

Diet against colds. Eat this and you won't spend a single day being sick

Diet against colds. What products to eat in the fall?
Diet against colds. What products to eat in the fall?
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4:58 PM EDT, October 1, 2023, updated: 9:05 AM EDT, October 5, 2023

Fall is a time of increased illnesses. Runny nose, cough, cold - it might seem like it's just the natural order of things that we have to accept. However, there are some specific solutions that will help you avoid getting sick. Include these products in your fall diet, and you will stop getting sick.

Since about the middle of September, we've been dealing with sickness season. Sick leave and children's absences from school or kindergarten are currently an everyday occurrence. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if we didn't spend this "free" time in bed with a box of tissues, a nasal spray, and a ton of strengthening pills. Not a fun way to pass the time, right?

If, like us, you would like to avoid such situations, you need to know what to eat in the fall for immunity. It turns out that the products we are now feeding on can either contribute to the growing disease or prevent it. Let's choose the second option, eat healthily and don't spend even one day in bed.

Diet against colds

According to specialists, the most important micro and macro elements that we should provide ourselves with food in the fall are beta-carotene, vitamin C, selenium, and zinc. These are the ones that make our immune system stay on alert—armed with everything it needs to fight germs.

You won't catch a cold if you consume specific products.
You won't catch a cold if you consume specific products.© canva.com

The question, then, is: what products should you include in your diet to incorporate these substances? It's very simple — seasonal and all-year-round fruits and vegetables. They are an excellent source of minerals and vitamins, and coincidentally, some of them are at their tastiest right now. Let's look at the following examples.

  • Pumpkin. Is there a vegetable that is more associated with fall than pumpkin? Probably not, and besides, it contains large amounts of beta-carotene and B vitamins. It is worth preparing pancakes from it and, of course, classic cream soups.
  • Fermented beets. It is recommended to harvest these tasty vegetables at the start of autumn. They are rich in anthocyanins and flavonoids, as well as vitamin B1, C, and thiamine.
  • Sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes from which you can prepare many different dishes. Valued primarily for the presence of vitamins A, C, manganese, potassium, and iron.
  • Cranberries. Harvested from September to November and turned into delicious cranberry preserves, cranberries should be a frequent guest in our autumn menu. They are a powerful antioxidant and contain lots of ascorbic acid.
  • Garlic, onion and lemon. Honorary members of this list. Books or at least articles could be written about their properties. We have written one of them here!
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