Alert, flu season is underway! This is nothing strange given the fact that we can wear one shirt one day and the very next we can’t go outside without a coat. As if the weather is playing warm-cold with us. Running nose, coughing and high temperature completely overtake our body making us feeble, good only to lie in the bed and rest. However, there are several things you can do to prevent flu get you. Just follow these couple of cheap yet very effective tips and trick and the viruses or bacteria will never stand a chance.
Spicy beverage to the rescue
Viral infection is usually accompanied by difficulty swallowing. Sage tea would be excellent to treat this problem. But what you should try out, if you haven’t already, is ginger tea. A nice, warm and spicy flavor will awaken your senses and cleanse your throat.
Method: Peel a thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger root and finely chop it. Cover with some boiling water and leave to sit and cool for a while. Then add some freshly squeezed lemon juice, cinnamon, and honey. Not only you’ll feel better in an instant but this beverage will also speed up your metabolism and help burn more calories.
Granny knows best which soup to offer during flu
This is one of the granny’s classics when it comes to flu diet. There is nothing better than a nice ball of chicken soup. It will help you feel better and restore all lost nutrients, especially electrolytes. Besides, cooked chicken will retrieve your strength because it contains easily digestible proteins with very little fat.
Inhalation method will help you clear respiratory passages. One of the most effective cough remedies is marshmallow tea.
In order for the flu not to get even near you, you need to strengthen your immune system. This means you should eat healthy foods loaded with vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C, but it also means to get out in the fresh air. Avoid closed, unventilated and crowded spaces since there you increase chances of contracting the cold or flu. Instead of that, enjoy some nice walk or ride a bike, whichever you prefer. Note also that except enjoying a nice weather, your body also synthesizes vitamin D from the sun.
Translation: G. Dujmović