Mother's chicken soup may be comfort food for those suffering with a cold but there is another food choice for your medical consideration when it comes to food and colds.

One way around having to deal with the quest for comfort food or a cure for the common cold is not to catch a cold in the first place.
A study from 2017 found people who ate probiotic-rich yogurt were found to have beefed up immune systems compared to those who only took a sugar pill.  Probiotics seem to interact with microbes in our intestines, doing a variety of things, including helping keep viruses and bacteria from taking hold.
Men's Health reports on the research of Steven Bowers, DO, who says if you eat a probiotic-rich yogurt you should, "look for one that has to be refrigerated because they contain live and active cultures" and contains at least six grams of protein, but no more than 200 calories, 4 grams of fat, or 30 grams of sugar.

Bowers says another option is to take a probiotic supplement.