The winter months trigger cold and flu virus and hence more and more people complain of falling sick in the winters. The dipping mercury levels also contribute to thriving of the viruses. People resort to various over the counter medicines and antibiotics to get rid of cough, cold and fever which in turn debilitate the immune system. Moreover, when a person is lying sick with cold or fever, he or she does not feel like eating. This is completely wrong for foods can actually help you fight as well as recover from cold and flu symptoms. Along with plenty of nutrients, certain foods are natural antioxidants that alleviate symptoms of these diseases. Here are some excellent antioxidant foods that you must eat while you are down with cold or flu virus.