Your nose is nonfunctional and your taste buds are on the fritz, so it's no wonder you don't feel like eating — or you reach for unhealthy "I want comfort" fare. "What you really need are foods rich in vitamins and minerals, not high in processed carbs and fat," says Sezelle Gereau Haddon, MD, an integrative ear, nose, and throat specialist with the Center for Health and Healing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York. Move these superfoods to the top of your get-well grocery list.More
If your throat feels as if it has a million paper cuts, opt for something icy to numb it. "Frozen grapes are refreshing, cooling, and a good source of vitamin C," a nutrient that helps immune cells stay strong, says Joan Salge Blake, RDN, a clinical associate professor at Boston University.