5 drinks that help you fight cold season

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Cold season is just around the corner. Carrying hand sanitizer and staying away from those who caught the bug can help but sometimes you just can’t escape the common cold.

Here are a few liquid remedies to help you make it through the wheezes and the sneezes.

Juices, especially those high in vitamin C, come highly recommended by doctors but none can cure the seasonal virus.

Just be sure to skip the ones high in sugar.

Tomato Juice

It’s packed with antioxidants which help to replenish and flush your system. You’ll also get a healthy dose of lycopene which helps to rebuild cells and could help prevent certain types of cancer.

Grapefruit Juice

Doctors and health experts agree citruses are great for colds. The grapefruit is another citrus on our list that is high in vitamin C. The juice can help stave off the common cold like orange juice.

Red Wine 

Wine drinkers, your nightly glass of vino could help with the sniffles. The Daily Mail reports trace amounts of resveratrol in the drink can calm inflation in the nose when you’re congested.

Ginger Juice 

Fox News reported “the anti-inflammatory gingerols and shaogals in ginger root will help to relieve a sore throat quickly, and they also kill rhinoviruses, which cause colds in the first place.” You can drink ginger as a juice or put it in tea to soothe the throat and nose.


According to Yahoo, Emergen-C can be poured into hot water to make a tea or in cold water to create a drinkable fizzy concoction. Emergen-C contains 24 nutrients, including 1,000 milligrams of immune-supporting vitamin C, seven B vitamins to enhance energy naturally and electrolytes to refuel and replenish.

MORE: Find more cold fighting remedies on Yahoo

– Juliet Tierney, The Daily Meal