Which fruits to avoid in cold?


When you have a cold, it’s best to avoid fruits that can exacerbate cold symptoms or irritate your throat. Here are some fruits you may want to avoid or limit when you have a cold:

  1. Citrus fruits: Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes can be too acidic and irritate your throat.
  2. Pineapple: Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain that can cause inflammation and irritation in the mouth and throat.
  3. Mango: Mangoes can aggravate a runny nose and worsen coughs.
  4. Kiwi: Kiwis are high in vitamin C, but they can also cause a prickly sensation in the throat that can be uncomfortable when you have a cold.
  5. Tomatoes: Tomatoes are acidic and can irritate the throat, especially if you’re already experiencing inflammation.
  6. Papaya: Papaya contains papain, an enzyme that can irritate the throat and make coughs worse.

It’s important to stay hydrated when you have a cold, so try to focus on eating fruits that are easy to digest and won’t irritate your throat, such as bananas, apples, pears, and melons.

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