It’s not just staying well in winter but also if you are travelling a lot or are in constant contact with people

The best way to protect and beat colds and flu is to boost your immunity

These tips will give you overall help to beat colds and flu: stay hydrated, drink lots of water. If you are a person who does not like plain water too much, simply add a dash of lemon or lime

Assure you get enough rest, specially when travelling this helps to keep the immune system strong

Are you a ‘sweet tooth’ ? Sugar affects the availability of vitamin C in the body and hampers other important nutrients. Try staying off sugar when you feel the slightest advance of a cold

Let me share 10 Ways to Beat Colds and Flu:

1. Wash your hands!

That’s the number one rule for keeping free of germs. Surprisingly, we are all told in childhood about this and then don’t always carry it into our busy adulthoods

2. Spice up your Life

Add some flavour to your cooking and beat colds and flu that way. Spices have antibacterial and immune lifting properties. Spices such as chilli, clove, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg have been found to prevent free radicals from occurring, stimulate the immune system and reduce inflammation

3. Beauty Sleep Works

Getting enough rest, as already mentioned above, is crucial if you want your body to beat colds and flu. During sleep the immune system can tank and top up energy. Further, the natural hormone called malatonin that is released at night, not only encourages sleep, it also supports the immune system

4. Garlic the Wonder ‘Drug’

It is fairly well known that Garlic is packed with antioxidants, which is good for eliminating free radicals from your system. Garlic also helps avoid infections, bacterial and viruses. Add it liberally to your cooking for good measure

5. Good old fashioned Herbs

There are a great variety of herbs that help soothe and protect and help beat colds and flu. Chamomile tea is a great soother, ginger is easy on the stomach. Nettle leaf tea is a good source of vitamins and minerals such as iron and silica. Using herbal mixtures with Vitamin C also helps boost you immunity

6. Get moving

Keeping active and exercise are key to keeping your body in shape, inside and out. Exercise can flush out bacteria and waste through sweating so remember the water tip above. The key is exercising regularly at a moderate intensity

7. Act fast

Make sure you take precautions as soon as you feel the hint of a cold or flu coming on. The earlier you can get on top of it, the bigger your chance of avoiding getting sick

We offer a ‘Beat Colds and Flu’ Kit so simply contact us for more information.