If you are a smoker, please find a way to stop. This aides in brining on colds and the flu because nicotine destroys the vitamin C, in your body. That’s why you see so many smokers going for huge bottles of vitamin C, in high dosages to get rid of their colds. Plus you don’t need this on top of all the other diseases that come with smoking.
The way to keep cold and flu at bay is to drink 32 ounces of green tea a day, or close to it. The antioxidants that come from it, go a long way in keeping your body healthy. Stay hydrated as much as possible. Drink about a half a gallon of water a day. Get plenty of exercise and rest. Rest helps your body restore and replenish itself. Seven to eight hours of sleep helps your organs to restore while keeping your hormones more balanced.
Since garlic is a natural antibiotic, adding it to your foods helps in keeping colds away too. Natural peppermint is also good. Plus using supplements to get back the vitamins and minerals that you lost, will also help.
Following a Vegan diet also helps in keeping colds and the flu at the bay. This is because you are eating healthier foods grown from the mother plant with little to no additives. The natural grown grains have so many vitamins in them, like Quinoa.
With all this said when you feel a cold coming on, don’t ignore it and don’t starve it either. They used to say “Starve the cold and feed the fever”. Just the opposite in true. The more food that you give your body to fight the cold with, the faster it is going to be through your system. Immediately increase your antioxidants. Also gargle with hot water and get plenty of rest.
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