Foods That Could Make Your Cold or Flu Worse

Any jagged or crunchy foods with rough textures could irritate the throat and aggravate a cough or a sore throat. This includes anything with sharp edges such as crackers, nuts, and even raw vegetables. Instead, stick with foods that have an easy to swallow texture. Dr. Sulapas advises doing a saltwater gargle to soothe an irritated throat and speed healing rather than grab a salty snack.