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5 Surprising Ways to Prevent Colds and Flu

by: Jeric Danao


One of the worst things that could happen while working or going to school is getting sick. Getting sick would mean missing important tasks due to not being able to go to work or school. Being sick also means that you have to spend your valuable money on treatments, like getting medicine for cough and cold, or even going to the hospital.

Being sick takes away valuable time and money, which means getting healthy to prevent these illnesses from happening is important. There are many ways to prevent ailments like cold and flu, like taking medicine and having a balanced diet. But there are also uncommon and unexpected methods that you can use, and here are some of them.


1.Get more Protein

Protein is one of the most important nutrients you can get from your food. Having more protein in your body strengthens your immune system. This means that having your daily protein fix would make sure that you have less chances of getting sick. Protein-rich foods include eggs, fish, dairy products, and red meat.


2. Drink some Tea

Sometimes, the best way to relax and relieve your body is by drinking a hot cup of tea. There are many different kinds of tea you can choose from, but the ones that can help you prevent colds and flu is black, green, lemon, and honey tea. Drinking tea helps stimulate the nose, and helps with your breathing, while thinning out your mucus.


3. Juice up

Other than getting a hot cup of tea, another healthy way is by drinking fresh fruit juices. Juices, especially from fruits that contain citrus, are great sources of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps your body’s immune system, which prevents your body from getting unwanted illnesses. There is a vast selection of juices to choose from, these include oranges, lemons, kale, apple, broccoli, cucumber, carrot, coconut, and much more.


4. Wash up (your hands)

Sometimes, the simplest way to prevent illness is one of the best ways. Routinely washing your hands prevents you from contracting any disease causing germs from the very beginning. Washing your hands with anti-bacteria soap makes sure that you are clean and safe from contracting anything unwanted.


5. Get some Sun

Going out and getting some sun rays are not only a great way to get warmth and breathe fresh air, but can also prevent you from getting colds and flu. Getting some sunlight means getting some vitamin D, which helps in skin health and makes your immune system stronger. The best time to get some sun is during the very early hours of the morning, from 5-9am.

Key Takeaway

Getting sick is difficult, and robs you of important time where you can be productive and active. By doing these things listed above, you can be guaranteed that you are protected from illnesses like colds and flu. While medicine and going to a trusted health facility is the best way to treat illnesses, it won’t hurt to do a little self-care that would keep you away from the doctor.

About the author:

Jeric is a freelance writer that features food, lifestyle, travel, DIY subjects, and nature. He is an adventurer, taking on the world and everything it has to offer, be it with the good and the bad. He also has a weird love for reggae and sharks. See: Reggae Shark


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