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best foods for a cold?

kuba

TRIBE Member
I'm getting sick and turn to tribe for advice on the best foods to eat while you're getting a cold:

or, what NOT to eat.

(yes, I know, stupid question, but believe me, my nutritional sense is pretty idiotic sometiems)
 

janiecakes

TRIBE Member
some people find eating dairy makes colds worse. spicy food is awesome when you have a cold. spicy chicken soup is awesome x 2.
 

janiecakes

TRIBE Member
also, when i have a cold i boil some water, slice some ginger and chuck it in a pint glass or a big mug with a ton of lemon and some honey (and some whiskey if you like that sort of thing).
 

Flashy_McFlash

Well-Known TRIBEr
Originally posted by janiecakes
also, when i have a cold i boil some water, slice some ginger and chuck it in a pint glass or a big mug with a ton of lemon and some honey (and some whiskey if you like that sort of thing).
I thought my mom invented that! Oh she's getting a nasty phone call.
 

deevah

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by janiecakes
also, when i have a cold i boil some water, slice some ginger and chuck it in a pint glass or a big mug with a ton of lemon and some honey (and some whiskey if you like that sort of thing).
this is great for a sore throat and it helps w/ getting vit C into your system

congee is good as long as you don't have a fever
 

rubytuesday

TRIBE Member
I agree with the ginger tea. Also try not to eat too much sugar, it can depress immune system function for a very long time.
 

OTIS

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by ~Loress~
my chicken noodle soup performs miracles! unfortunately i dont have the energy to make it cuz im sick too :(
that's what you get for excessive tub soaking and general self-indulgence
 

deep

TRIBE Member
dairy increases mucus production / worsens congestion

hot thin soups with lots of spice/pepper clear congestion ... thick soups not so good. my preferred weapons of choice are an indian "soup" called roshum (spice+++) and standard issue chicken noodle soup

pseudoephedrine helps you breathe normally

vitamin C always a good idea
 

janiecakes

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by deep
hot thin soups with lots of spice/pepper clear congestion ... thick soups not so good. my preferred weapons of choice are an indian "soup" called roshum (spice+++) and standard issue chicken noodle soup
are there lentils in roshum?
 

OTIS

TRIBE Member
L-lysine is a great anti-viral supplement as well.. take 6000 mg initially and 3000 daily till its gone.
 

deep

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by janiecakes
are there lentils in roshum?
yep. recipes can be found more easily under "rasam", which isn't how it's pronounced - I just use my family's recipe.

you can use cilantro in it :)
 
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alexd

Administrator
Staff member
Originally posted by OTIS
L-lysine is a great anti-viral supplement as well.. take 6000 mg initially and 3000 daily till its gone.
6 grams of lysine? That's a lot... Does it come that strong or do you have to take 6 caps?
 

Booty Bits

TRIBE Member
yesss lots of tea and juice and soup.
a few years ago, my standard 'i have a cold' meal was a bowl of chicken pho and fresh lemonade.

avoid dairy.
 
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