Cold & Prevention Center

Stop a Cold in Its Tracks


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At the end of the day

Last chance for germ-fighting!

A healthy diet can help fuel the immune system, so choose a dinner that includes protein-packed foods like lean meat, fish, or beans, with a whole-grain side like brown rice and plenty of antioxidant-rich vegetables. Take a hot shower before bed if you’re still feeling stuffy. Then get a good night’s sleep.

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