Soup is the ultimate food for the soul.
When it comes to the cold and flu, staying hydrated and nourished is vital for getting over your infection as soon as possible.
As we all know, the all-time best soup for a cold is a good-old classic chicken soup.
Getting Stuck in the Cold Cycle
As it begins to get cold outside, it’s important to eat “warming” foods, warm drinks, soups, and spices. Ginger, cumin, and cinnamon, according to Chinese medicine, are key spices to eats regularly from late fall to early spring.
According to the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, a cold environment makes the upper respiratory tract more hospitable to the common cold. This is partly due to the fact that our bodies may produce fewer antiviral immune signals when exposed to cold weather (1).
When you’re down from a cold, your body has to fight hard to regain proper health. This cold leaves your body exhausted and depleted, which is why you have to focus on eating well and resting. If you don’t take the time to replenish yourself, you’ll be more vulnerable to another infection.
That’s why people who don’t eat well, sleep enough or exercise regularly are stuck in a downward spiral of cold after cold.