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5 Foods to eat to avoid Cold & Cough

Updated: Oct 19, 2022

Cold and cough troubling you? Don't worry, all you need to do is include some healthy and immunity-boosting foods in your diet and you will be better than ever before.


1. Pumpkin seeds ( कद्दू के बीज )

Rich in zinc, pumpkin seeds will act as a shield against cold and cough and keep you safe.

Here's how you can include these in your diet:

  • Dry roast pumpkin seeds and have them nice and crunchy.

  • Or mix them with nuts and raisins and you have made yourself an immunity-boosting healthy snack.

2. Garlic (लहसुन)

Foods to eat to avoid cold and cough

It may be smelly but don't dismiss it completely. Garlic is a natural antibiotic!

Here's how you can include garlic in your diet:

  • Blend 2 cloves of garlic with Kabuli chana, oil and salt and use it as a dip.

  • You can also grate the garlic and add it to the curd with some salt, and red chilly powder and have it as a chutney.

  • Adding garlic to dal is always a tasty option.

3. Kiwi ( कीवी)

Foods to eat to avoid cold and cough

Packed with vitamin C and E, you are completely safe in the custody of Kiwi-The fruit (pun intended). All you need to do is have it regularly and here's how you can:

  • Cut it into two pieces and take a spoon. Get eating!

  • Slice the kiwi and add to your salad.

  • Yoghurt and kiwi are also a very delicious combo.

4. Mushrooms (मशरूम)

Foods to eat to avoid cold and cough

Mushrooms are full of vitamins, polyphenols, sterols and zinc Regulate white blood cells and help the immunity system build a protective wall against infections. Here's how you can include them in your diet:

  • Stir fry mushrooms with carrots, capsicum, and corn and have it with roti.

  • Add them to your omelette and start your day with this immunity-booster breakfast.

5. Banana (केला)


Foods to eat to avoid cold and cough

Easy on the pocket and easy to find, this fruit is your doorway to health. Not just cold and cough, bananas can also help reduce other discomforts like nausea and vomiting.

Here's how you can include banana in your diet:

  • Banana smoothie is a tasty affair, cut a banana into pieces and add it to milk with a pinch of cinnamon.

  • Or just add it to your bowl of fruits and you are good to go.

  • Add bananas to oats, raisins and nuts and your healthy snack is ready. Just like that!

Do let us know how you added these healthy options to your diet and whether it helped you or not. Also, make sure to take rest if you are under the weather. Keep your surroundings clean and stay hydrated.


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