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What are the most important nutrients to get if you have a cold?

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Eating foods high in antioxidants -- beta-carotene and vitamins C and E -- may be a good way to help build a stronger immune system. Antioxidants are essential nutrients. They help protect your body against life's stressors, and are thought to play a role in the body's cell protection system.

SOURCES:

Bruce, D. The Sinus Cure, Ballantine, 2007.

Mayo Clinic: "Cold Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't, What Can't Hurt."

eMedicineHealth: "Colds Treatment: Self-Care at Home."

FDA: "Colds and Flu: Time Only Sure Cure."

American Lung Association: "A Survival Guide for Preventing and Treating Influenza and the Common Cold."

Nutrients: “Dietary Natural Products for Prevention and Treatment of Liver Cancer.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 13, 2019

SOURCES:

Bruce, D. The Sinus Cure, Ballantine, 2007.

Mayo Clinic: "Cold Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't, What Can't Hurt."

eMedicineHealth: "Colds Treatment: Self-Care at Home."

FDA: "Colds and Flu: Time Only Sure Cure."

American Lung Association: "A Survival Guide for Preventing and Treating Influenza and the Common Cold."

Nutrients: “Dietary Natural Products for Prevention and Treatment of Liver Cancer.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 13, 2019

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