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best foods for a cold?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by kuba, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. kuba

    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)
  2. I_bRAD

    I_bRAD TRIBE Member

    Eat lots of dayquill.
  3. junglegirl

    junglegirl TRIBE Member

    chicken soup
    apparently spicy is good
    apple juice
  4. janiecakes

    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.
  5. derek

    derek TRIBE Member

    scotch bon, especially the seeds.
  6. Flashy_McFlash

    Flashy_McFlash Well-Known TRIBEr

    Miso Soup! Also great for the sketchy.
  7. janiecakes

    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).
  8. Flashy_McFlash

    Flashy_McFlash Well-Known TRIBEr

    I thought my mom invented that! Oh she's getting a nasty phone call.
  9. kmac

    kmac TRIBE Member

    I usually stick to homemade chicken soup and lemon tea with honey.
  10. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    yo feed a cold
  11. deevah

    deevah TRIBE Member

    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
  12. marcinm

    marcinm TRIBE Member

  13. aether

    aether TRIBE Member

    i find a good bowl of pho makes everything better.
  14. ~Loress~

    ~Loress~ TRIBE Member

    my chicken noodle soup performs miracles! unfortunately i dont have the energy to make it cuz im sick too :(
  15. rubytuesday

    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.
  16. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

  17. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

    that's what you get for excessive tub soaking and general self-indulgence
  18. deep

    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
  19. janiecakes

    janiecakes TRIBE Member

    are there lentils in roshum?
  20. OTIS

    OTIS TRIBE Member

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

    ~Loress~ TRIBE Member

    btw, it was fantaaaaastic!
  22. MissBlu

    MissBlu TRIBE Member

    Tea - Chamomile (sp?)
    Hot Toddy!

    Im with ya... My head feels like it weighs 100 punds!
  23. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    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 :)
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2005
  24. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    6 grams of lysine? That's a lot... Does it come that strong or do you have to take 6 caps?
  25. Booty Bits

    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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