Suffering from the Sniffles? Try Cold and Flu Home Remedies

If you catch a cold or the flu this season, use these home remedies to recover quickly.

Being sick once in a while is completely normal. Being sick during the peak of winter is almost unavoidable. During this time of year, a lot of us are sneezing, sniffling, and running a fever. The standard protocol of taking over-the-counter medicine to relieve sore throats, coughs, and runny noses can work, but they often leave us feeling foggy and lethargic. Instead, choose to boost your immune system, which will truly help you to recover – quickly!

Take probiotics – Taking probiotics year round helps to keep your immune system, gut, and digestive system in shape. Taking them when you have a cold helps to recover your systems quickly. If you don’t get the probiotic pills found in health food stores, opt to eat cultured foods like miso, sauerkraut, and coconut kefir.

Drink warm water with lemon – The more you hydrate, the quicker toxins can pass through you. Being dehydrated while you have a cold or the flu only drags it out for longer. Drinking hot teas and warm water will be kind to your throat while hydrating you.

Avoid dairy – Dairy causes further congestion that will only clog you up more when you have a cold. Your digestive system has to work harder to break down animal products, slowing down your healing process.

Eat right – While you’re recovering, be sure that you’re eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables as they are loaded with important vitamins and minerals to help your body. Even though you may want to reach for comfort foods, stick to warming stews and soups.

Sweat – Preferably don’t do this through rigorous exercise. If you can, head to the nearest sauna or steam room to sweat to get rid of toxins.

Rest – Like you haven’t heard that one before, right? So that you operate at 100 percent, take a day off to recover, rest, and sleep.

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