BE HEALTHY These are the 7 best foods for a cold

It's cold time again! So that you can get rid of the annoying infection quickly, we reveal which foods really help against colds.

Hello cold season!

As soon as it gets colder outside again, people cough and sneeze in every nook and cranny. There it is again, the unloved cold season! And when it hits us, we just want to get well again as soon as possible. The right diet can help us with this : With these seven foods against colds you are guaranteed to be fit again quickly!

1. Herbal tea

Herbal tea is not a true classic for colds for nothing. On the one hand, we need a lot of fluid anyway so that the swollen mucous membranes of the nose can swell again. On the other hand, various herbs help us to regain health quickly: Chamomile, for example, has anti-inflammatory effects, and peppermint clears the airways.

2. ginger

Ginger really heats us up - due to the hot substances it contains, it has a sweat-inducing and anti-inflammatory effect and warms us up again from the inside. Ginger can also be drunk as a tea: Simply cut one or two narrow strips from a piece of fresh ginger, pour hot water over them and let them steep for a moment. Warning: We should not consume more than 50 grams of ginger a day - otherwise there is a risk of stomach problems such as heartburn or flatulence .

3. honey

Honey has amazing antibacterial properties - in some cases it is even called a natural antibiotic. It supports the immune system in killing viruses and bacteria and ensures that dry, dry cough  subsides. Honey, for example, is easy to stir into the tea and it is also practical to sweeten it. However, be careful with phlegmatic coughs : Here honey is not suitable for treatment because it can increase the mucus in the airways!

4. Chicken soup

Another classic for a cold. And not for nothing: Chicken soup contains a lot of healthy ingredients and inhibits inflammation. The following applies: the more fresh, seasonal vegetables are used in the chicken soup, the healthier it is! You can find the best recipe here:

5. yogurt

Probiotic yogurt contains many healthy lactic acid bacteria, which not only ensure good intestinal flora, but are also suitable for colds. One study shows that probiotics can help prevent colds. And if we do , probiotics can even shorten the infection.

6. Garlic

Garlic has an antibacterial and antiviral effect and is therefore often used to prevent and treat infections. Certain phytochemicals known as sulfides are responsible for this. Garlic is most effective when eaten raw. If you can't bring yourself to that, you can also cook a garlic tea. To do this, three cloves of garlic are peeled, halved and poured with hot water. A little lemon juice can be added to this. Then the tea is strained and drunk slowly.

7. Onions

Onions relieve coughs and sore throats with a cold and have both antibacterial and analgesic properties. An onion stock is made for this: Simply cut an onion into small pieces, pour two tablespoons of liquid honey over it and let the liquid steep for several hours, then pour it off and consume it several times a day, spoon by spoon. By the way: Onions are also used for earache . The best way to do this is to cut them into small pieces, wrap them in a thin cotton cloth and place them on the affected ear.