flu, it can still help with the severity of the symptoms.”
And, she pointed out, there is some evidence that eating cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collards, kale, and cauliflower may help prevent viral infections. “Having a smoothie with kale or a side of broccoli can go a long way,” Grayson said.
If you lose your sense of smell after a cold or bacterial infection, see your doctor, she advised. Treatment can include zinc and lipoic acid supplements, and possibly smell retraining.
For more on sinus infections, head to the American College of Allergies, Asthma and Immunology.