I know we have been talking about eating for prevention, but sometimes illness just catches up with you. I have cold – a bad one, so I did some research as to what I really should be eating to help a cold and made a soup for the sick out of some of the ingredients. I didn’t use all the foods, of course, because not all them sound good together. But, this soup was really good whether you are sick or not and here are some of the ingredients I used and why:
Chicken – Protein and Zinc to fight infection and reduce symptoms
Garlic – Contains allicin, which fights infections
Mushrooms – Vitamin D and antioxidants that may fight colds
Red Bell Pepper – Vitamin C – Apparently, you need a lot of Vitamin C for it to actually help your cold, and red bell peppers have a lot.
Carrots and Kale- Vitamin A for mucus membrane support
This is a cook it as you make it recipe, meaning as I cut up the vegetables, I added them as I went. This saves a bit of effort, which is especially nice when you are sick!
Sources: Huffington Post…