8 foods to stop colds before they start pog-eye March 12, 2012 Banish the winter blues, ditch the over-the-counter remedies and put a spring in your step with our guide to the best bug-busting foods. By Alice Whitehead colds1Porridge oatsWe’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day – but that can all depend on what kind of meal! colds2ChilliesThey might make your mouth burn but chillies can also zap the bugs! colds3Kiwi fruit From our partner colds4HoneyRemember when your mum would make you a ‘hot toddy’ of lemon and honey when you were poorly as a kid (non-alcoholic of course!)? colds5Raw garlicBoffins suggest that people who regularly eat garlic suffer from fewer colds than non-garlic eaters – vampires must be a poorly bunch! colds6Watercress'Packed with vitamins, especially Beta Carotene (Vitamin A), which increases the number of two types of infection-fighting cells – phagocytes, which ch colds7ElderberryWe all know that blueberries are considered a super food for their maxed out antioxidant content, but most red/blue berries – whether raspberries, redcurra From our partner colds8Pumpkin seedsThese little green seeds are a powerhouse of nutrition, and adding a few to your salads or stir-fries can blitz those pesky ‘free radicals’ &ndash 1 / 8 Previous Next JOIN THE CONVERSATION FROM OUR NETWORK What's Popular 1The bizarre rule in Venice that could land tourists with a 500 Euro fine. 2A photo of Lily Allen sobbing at an awards show went viral. But it wasn't what it seemed. 3Melbourne girl's incredible gesture after sickening shark attack. 4Why we can't stop staring at this woman's uncomfortable changing room photos. 5Why the controversy around Princess Eugenie's wedding just keeps getting bigger. FROM OUR NETWORK Want more from mamamia?