Five foods that will help prevent colds this winter

Following a balanced, varied and healthy diet that focuses on seasonal fruit and vegetables will help to strengthen the body’s natural defences. Throughout the year, but especially in autumn, it is important to care for ourselves through our diet so we can avoid colds and flu.
Pay attention as we tell you about five of this season’s foods that will provide you with the nutrients and vitamins you need to boost your protective systems.

Mushrooms

Mushrooms strengthen the immune system thanks to their vitamin D content. They also have antibacterial properties, hydrate the mucous membranes and are a great ally in the fight against colds.

Onion and garlic

These are both natural antibiotics. The first lubricates and tones the respiratory system, as well as having the highest concentration of quercetin – a powerful antioxidant that boosts the immune system – of any food. Garlic helps to prevent infections thanks to its antiviral and antibacterial qualities

Ginger

Has analgesic, antipyretic and antibacterial properties that prevent colds and relieve symptoms during illness.

Citrus fruits

Pumpkins contain a powerful antioxidant, beta-carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A which promotes mucosal regeneration and prevents bacterial invasion.

Pumpkin

Pumpkins contain a powerful antioxidant, beta-carotene, a precursor of Vitamin A which promotes mucosal regeneration and prevents bacterial invasion.

We’ve given you just five, but there are many more seasonal foods that you can include in your daily diet to keep irritating winter colds at bay.

And if that’s not enough, come to Caldea and step inside one of our hammams, which will help to open up your airways when you feel congested. Then bathe in our thermal water lagoons which are set to different temperatures, and finish off with a visit to the sauna.
This plan will help you forget about colds, flu and everything else. 😉

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