During the winter months I always without a doubt get a winter cold, but this year I’m determined not to let it get the better of me. I’ve taken note of simple cold-fighting tricks that will help me prevent the symptoms from arising. I know it’s a horrible feeling when you start to feel all congested, your throat becomes all scratchy and then the sneezes start and before you know it you’re laying in bed with a heavy head not being able to enjoy the holiday.
So, if you want to beat a winter cold like me, carry out these simple tricks and you never know, you might be lucky and not have one this winter, wouldn’t that be nice!
Here are my simple tricks:
Vitamin D – Cold season is most popular during the months when there’s little sunlight, by taking vitamin D3 you will decrease your chances of a cold.
Garlic – I know it’s really stinky but, this traditional home remedy can help ward off a cold thanks to it’s antiviral abilities. If you don’t like the taste of it on it’s own, try cooking with it as much as possible.
Sleep - If you feel a cold coming, the best thing to do is sleep it out as this will boost your immune system
Zinc - Always have some zinc lozenges on you, ready for when the first signs kick in. They can lessen the duration.
Drink Water – This will help cleanse your nasal passages and wash away bacteria.
No Dairy - If you are congested stay away from dairy. Dairy products help to promote mucus and it will become much thicker.
Simple tricks that will help beat a winter cold!