Yes, because potassium is a competitive inhibitor of an enzyme called asparagine amidase, which is needed for the breakdown of specific sulfur-containing amino acids.
Ever notice how it’s a lot easier to eat a banana when you’re not sick? That’s because your nose is running and it hurts to breathe normally. You can’t smell this delicious fruit as easily during that time, and oftentimes foods that release odors don’t taste as good. In many cases, they can even make things worse if they’re irritating to your stomach or lungs 🙁
Cold also has a tendency to slow down digestion due to lowered stomach acid levels and decreased blood flow. This means the food won’t be processed properly through your small intestines.