X Foods That Help Prevent Colds

Now that we are in the thick of the cold season, everyone wants to know how they can shift their irritating cold. 

So, to avoid your nose being bright red from blowing it with toilet rolls, add these food items into your diet to help curb your cold this winter.

As the seasons’ change, your diet needs to follow. Packing your diet with immune-boosting foods this winter will see you through cold and flu season naturally. Here are some items to put in your trolley the next time you are out on a chilly trip to the supermarket.

Ginger tea 

Experts reckon that ginger is one of the best foods to relieve a cold. Researchers have proven that ginger has potent anti-inflammatory properties. When you deal with inflammation from a cold or cough, anti-inflammatories like ginger can play a crucial role in boosting your immune system.

Plus, ginger tea is yummy. Plain and simple.


Vitamin C is something we should consume plenty of all year round. But, no time more than winter. Vitamin C is used to prevent the common cold for those who are in sickness-inducing conditions such as cold weather. It effectively reduces the duration and severity of a cold.

Therefore, incorporating vitamin C into your diet could be what curbs your cold. We suggest eating oranges as they also help to get you into the festive spirit. But equally, you could have lemon in your tea or lime in your cooking. Whatever you fancy, be sure to get plenty of vitamin C into your diet. 

Greek yoghurt 

Scientists have been preaching the benefits of bacteria for gut health for years now. But, greek yoghurt is something that you should particularly be making an effort to consume. 

This yoghurt is packed with sickness-tackling probiotics as well as more protein than other yoghurts. Research is showing that those who eat probiotics daily have a lower risk of catching a cold than those who don’t include them in their daily diet.


This fruit is packed with antioxidants, a priceless component of our everyday diet. Antioxidants can help treat and prevent coughs and colds. In fact, adults are 33% less likely to catch a cold than those who did not eat them daily. 


Tomatoes are a very easy food item to fit into your daily diet. They have a high concentration of vitamin C which we have discussed already.


Salmon is filled with Zinc. This nutrient has been proven to help reduce the symptoms of a common cold. So, not only does salmon pack your body with protein but also zinc.