Foods to Cure My Cold

Ugh. I soooo have a cold. Like, the sounding-like-Bea-Arthur, sleeping-amongst-used-tissues, someone-put-me-out-of-my-misery type of cold. 

But don’t worry, because at least my fiance has one too.

So we can be snotty and whiny and miserable together.

Because that’s love, people. 

So, I am on a very strict diet. There are a few things that will cure a cold – any cold! – faster than you can say “bring me more Vaseline for my disgusting dry skin on my nose.”

1. Red Bell Pepper (ignore the hue of this rudely orange one).

More Vitamin C than a glass of orange juice. I cut it into strips and eat it raw with hummus, for some added protein.

2. Anything spicy

Because clearing out those stuffed sinuses should at least be tasty, right? Plus, even if you are literally as sick as a dog, you can usually crawl out of bed for 10 minutes to make this Jazzed Up Miso Soup.

3. Chicken Stock

I have some in the freezer. But if you don’t, at least order some matzo ball soup from the nearby deli. Feel free to doctor it up with a smidge of freshly grated ginger and a handful of dill. It really is Jewish Penicillin.


4. Water 

I am a diet soda fiend. I drink it 24/7 and if I could, I would have it be the signature cocktail at my wedding. But when you aren’t well, your body needs pure H2O, the real stuff. Some lemon juice and carbonation helps. Even though it truly does lack those awesome chemical-y aftertastes…

5. Ice Cream

Because I’m sick…waaaaahhhh.

What are your surefire remedies?

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  1. Ttrockwood says:

    Ugh! Hope you’re on the mend now…
    When i am sick i make my “i’m sick and feel like shit” soup. Dump v8 into a saucepan, add lots of black pepper and some horseradish mustard if its around. Eat with an unholy amount of saltine crackers.
    And buckets and buckets of throat coat tea from traditional medicinals with lemon.

    • v8 really is amazing stuff! And I SWEAR BY THROAT COAT!!! I thought that I was the only one!