Is it starve a fever, feed a cold or the opposite?

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Yes sireee, Chicken soup is dinner.  Why do I know this other than from Grandma? I read up on an article in Prevention by Pam Peeke, MD. Turns out, it’s neither. Chances are you’ll catch at least a sniffle this cold and flu season, but it’s not how much you eat, but rather what you eat that can help soothe your stuffy head and aches and pains. “The right nutrients can help your body fight off an illness, Peek says. She came up with two simple eating plans to shake the symptoms, fortify your immune system and speed recovery. Today I’m focusing on the cold diet.

Peeke recommends an omelet with salsa for breakfast . Eggs are rich in zinc, an immune system booster.  Yogurt is your go-to snack, reducing the body’s inflammatory response. Drink decaf green tea with lemon.  For lunch, red pepper slices and broccoli with hummus.  Vitamin C is important for immune health.  Eat an orange. Hummus gives us protein to help fight disease-fighting antibodies.  Snack on sweet potato slices for vitamin A. You know what’s for dinner!

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Green Tea!
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