What to eat and drink during cold and flu season

It’s officially that time of year. Around this time every year, sickness becomes inevitable and if you don’t take care of your body, you too will be stuck in bed with a mountain of tissues. Luckily, there are some precautions you can take to prepare your body for the cold months and make the sick season a little more bearable. Schedule an appointment with Wisniewski Chiropractic, a Chiropractor in Omaha, and start feeling like your best self today!

What to eat and drink during cold and flu season

A small appetite is normal if you are feeling sick, but eating can be a good idea to help the body gain strength to beat an illness. 


You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times! Stay Hydrated! Staying hydrated not only when you’re sick is essential because of your body losing water through sweat and possible fevers. Being congested is common during cold and flu season and drinking water throughout the day can help break up that congestion which makes it easier to breathe. If you grow tired of water and need to mix it up there are also other ways to stay hydrated while fighting an illness! Here are a few:


-Ginger tea

-Herbal tea and honey

-Honey and lemon tea

-100% juice (with no added sugar)

-Sports drinks with electrolytes


When feeling under the weather your body is going to need any nutrients it can get! Eat the right food so you can have a speedy recovery and get to feeling better soon.


Chicken soup is a classic for a reason! Nearly everything found in it will help you recover when you’re sick. The fluids from the broth are great for hydration, chicken has protein and zinc, carrots provide vitamin A, celery and onions provide vitamin C and herbs have lots of antioxidants.


If eating raw garlic seems strange to you, try incorporating it into more foods when you’re sick! It has been shown that garlic has benefits that help reduce the severity of flu symptoms. If raw garlic isn’t your favorite, there are garlic supplements that can be taken instead.


Because of all of the probiotics in yogurt, it is considered to be a good source of nutrients for your body. When you are sick, probiotics are good to help support the immune system. If you work probiotics into your diet when ill, it has been shown that the duration of the flu can be shortened.

Fruits and vegetables with vitamin C

The more you eat foods with vitamin C, the faster your body can absorb it! These fruits and vegetables are very high in vitamin C and are recommended to be eaten especially when sick.

-Red and green bell peppers





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Prevent illness this winter by eating and drinking right! Utilize our Nutritional Counseling or any other services we offer to start implementing a healthier lifestyle today. Schedule an appointment at Wisniewski Chiropractic, a Chiropractor in Omaha! Contact us today to book your appointment.