Getting sick is not fun, especially when you add in the guesswork that comes with figuring out what to eat. Fret not—these eight foods will help boost your immune system and help get you back to tip-top shape!
Things like cayenne pepper, jalapeños and chili peppers contain high amounts of something called capsaicin (the thing that makes them spicy). Healthline details that eating spicy foods is great when you're suffering from congestion as it helps clear out nasal passages (a.k.a. it gives you a runny nose). The publication notes that folks should steer clear of spicy foods if they have an upset stomach (see ginger slide).