We are often told that the best cure for a cold is rest and proper diet. We know that things like ginger tea, warm water and chicken soup help fight this annoying illness, but not too many know that there are certain foods that are otherwise healthy, that you should not have when you have a cold.

These foods can be broadly divided into three categories:

1. Foods that promote the production of phlegm / mucus

2. Foods that contain histamine or increase histamine levels in the body

3. Foods that promote acid reflux.

The foods listed below fit into one of these categories:

1. Bananas

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2. Milk

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3. Yogurt

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4. Soy products

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5. Ghee

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6. Eggs

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7. Cabbage

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8. Avocadoes

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9. Papaya

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10. Mint

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I bet this changes your self-care routine for those sniffly days!