FOODS TO AVOID WITH A COUGH

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I have cough these few days, makes me wants to avoid certain food that can cause some distressing condition.  So here…

ALLERGENS

Most important categories of foods to avoid when you have a cough is foods you are allergic to.  Food allergies may also increase mucus production, further congesting your sinuses, throat and lungs.  Allergy testing can help you determine if you have any hidden allergies. You can also try a home test for common food allergens such as dairy, eggs and wheat by eliminating a food for seven days to see if our health improves.  It’s call “The Diet Cure.”

MUCUS-PRODUCING FOODS

Dairy, wheat, citrus fruits and bananas naturally cause your body to produce more mucus.  Even though they are healthy and you may be able to tolerate them most of the time, avoid these foods while you have a cough.  Choose fresh vegetables, non-mucous-producing fruits and whole grains, such as brown rice, quinoa and amaranth.

SUGAR

Eliminate refined and junk foods and avoid fried foods. White flour and simple sugars suppress immune system and delay the healing process.  Low cortisol levels also make you more susceptible to colds and flu, which may be the reason for your cough.

FERMENTED FOODS

A persistent cough may signal a Candida infection.  a yeast-elimination diet may be in order to eliminate all sugar, processed carbohydrate and fermented foods such as soy sauce.

SO…WHAT FOOD TO EAT WHEN COUGHING

SOUP

The warm liquid in soup has an anti-inflammatory effect, which can soothe the throat irritation that causes many dry coughs.  It’s stated that chicken soup is best for coughs.

SPICY FOODS

Capsaicin is the chemical responsible for the heat in spicy foods; one effect of capsaicin is thinning mucus, acting as a natural expectorant.  Recommended spicy soups to combine the soothing power of soup with spicy foods’ expectorant qualities.

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is essential to body’s immune system.  Increasing your intake can speed your recovery from a cough.  Foods high in vitamin C include broccoli, bell peppers of any color, kiwi, fresh and processed tomatoes and citrus fruits.

FLUIDS

Last but not least, of course water, that made 70% of our body!  Fluids also help our body flush contaminants as part of our healing process.  warm fluids, such as herbal teas, can soothe the throat and relax your body. Avoid fluids with caffeine, sugar and dairy.  Caffeine can interrupt our sleep, which is important to healing.

Ok..that’s all to it.  I’m going to follow those strictly.  Wish me luck, to zero coughing! 😀

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