It’s two weeks into January, and your head's still clouded? And it’s not from partying or from quitting smoking or that predictable irritability of a new diet? Maybe you’re coming down with something. Maybe it’s a cold.
We’ll leave the field testing up to you, but at the first signs of a cold, launch your full attack on colds before you’re stuck in bed for weeks.
Drink water- Lots of water. All the time. Okay, you can drink some other fluids too, like juice, broth, or warm lemon water. Personally, we recommend fresh ginger lime tea before bed.
Your mama’s chicken soup- Any chicken soup actually. It helps by acting as an anti inflammatory and by temporarily speeding the passage of mucus (ew) through your nose, so viruses don’t sit there.
Here are some delightful, less scientific tips for you:
Sneeze and cough into your elbow- If you don't have a tissue. This way you won’t go passing along the disease to others. Plus, we know you wipe your nose on your sleeve anyway.
Bust out the zinc lozenges- When you start to feel ill, get yourself some zinc lozenges. Have some food or liquids on hand if the taste is disagreeable.
Vitamin C time- Taken in high doses at the onset of a cold may help lessen the severity and length of a cold.
Echinacea- The Mayo Clinic says there’s no conclusive findings to using echinacea, but that it couldn’t hurt.
Try a neti pot- If you’re the trendy type, give it a go.
Eat some garlic- Or take a garlic supplement. Personally, we like garlic, find a delicious recipe for roasted garlic and spread it on some warm bread or rolls. Awesome.
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