We’ve all experienced those uncomfortable early symptoms of the common cold; a scratchy throat, a sniffly nose, and lower vitality. But the common cold can not only be minimized, it can actually be avoided for the most part. With proper health, nutrition, and lifestyle balancing techniques, you can keep your immune system operating efficiently and prevent common colds. Featured here are the best ways to fight a cold. Now that we’re moving into winter, it’s imperative that we focus on wellness and take preventative measures to stay well, despite the blustery weather.
Health Tips To Stay Well and Fight A Cold
How To Prevent A Cold
Eating a well-balanced diet, filled with nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables helps your immune system stay strong (which helps fight off cold viruses). Drinking several glasses of water a day flushes out impurities and toxins, and improves your body’s ability to stay hydrated. Maintaining a positive outlook (despite the challenges you face in a day), and making time for meditation or relaxation is imperative in balancing your lifestyle, so that stress doesn’t wreak havoc on your mind and body. And additional supplements, like Vitamin C, are especially important in keeping your cells functioning properly.
How To Fight A Cold Once It Starts
One of the first stages of the common cold is a sore throat. There are a few natural products in your kitchen that can help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with a sore throat. You can drink soothing herbal tea mixed with honey (which also acts as a calming and antibacterial agent). In addition, you can gargle with either Sea Salt Water or Cayenne Pepper Water mixtures. Both will help encourage natural and rapid healing, and also temporarily minimize the pain.
If your cold has reached the point of a running nose, sneezing, and coughing, it’s time to take it easy. Bed-rest, relaxation, and minimizing energy output is rule number one. Staying hydrated by drinking a lot of healthy fluids (like water and fruit juice) help flush out your system. Taking supplements such as Zinc, Echinacea, and Goldenseal can also help speed up the healing process, and get you well quickly. There are also other natural supplements on the market (like Gaia Quick Defense) that claim to help minimize the symptoms of an illness, and help you fight a cold rapidly.
All of these efforts help you fight a cold and get better soon. The key is to catch the symptoms early on, and take the appropriate actions to improving your health quickly.
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Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only. Consult with a Doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment of any condition.