There isn't a diet that can cure all illnesses, but eating the right foods can help alleviate some symptoms and improve your overall health. However, remember that what works for one person may not work for another. When you're feeling under the weather, the greatest thing you can do is focus on what makes you feel better and what sounds attractive to you.
Here are four meals that, according to Medicalnewstoday and healthline, will help your immune system recover after a sickness:
Fruits and berries, including citrus fruits,
Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and grapefruits are all high in vitamin C and flavonoids. A fever can be reduced by boosting immunity and reducing inflammation.
Several studies have shown that quercetin, a flavonoid found in berries, may help treat rhinovirus infections. Most common colds are caused by a virus called EV71.
Mushy frozen fruit liquids might help soothe a sore throat.
Herbal teas are another option.
There are numerous plant compounds including polyphenols, flavonoids, and catechins to be found in the leaves of a tea bush. These foods help to strengthen the body's defenses. Catechins, in particular, may offer protection from certain influenza virus strains..
The use of Echinacea tea to shorten the duration of cold and flu symptoms has been advocated by certain individuals.
3. Seeds and nuts.
Snack on a handful of nuts or seeds to keep your body's defenses strong. Magnesium-rich foods are also good sources of vitamin E, an antioxidant that boosts the body's ability to fight off infections and viral diseases.
4. Onion and garlic
It is the sulfur compounds in garlic that give it its distinctive aroma and taste. Garlic is good for your health and immune system, even if you don't like the smell. Allicin, a compound formed when garlic is minced or crushed, has antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Antiviral and antihistamine properties of quercetin, a chemical found in onions, were discovered in a study published in January 2016.
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