Sometimes going back to nature is the best remedy for combating colds. And we all know that prevention is better than cure! A healthy diet all year round is a start. Foods packed with Vitamin C can be a great source of nutrition to boost the immune system. Foods such as broccoli, citrus fruits whole grains – which containing zinc can be wonderful and delicious remedies for your health. Echinacea Is a great immune system boost and can lessen the effects of a cold- Drinking a cup of Echinacea tea During the onset of winter can help prevent a cold. Citrus Fruits Grapefruit, limes and Orange juice are natural antiseptic and refreshing sources of nutrition inhaling their essential oils or eating the fruit can boost vitamin C properties. Eucalyptus The antiseptic qualities of eucalyptus are great for respiratory tract- soothing inflammation and cleansing the sinus’s- it makes an excellent steam inhalation for congestion problems. Rosemary A great herb or oil for headaches, sore throat and great tonic to thicken the hair 50ml of rosemary in tea relieve symptoms. Make your own cough syrup
- Add 300ml of boiling into a jug containing a sliced lemon and a tablespoon of organic honey
- Allow to cool down and take 20ml spoonful three times in the day.
Mama-Sia’s top –tips to boost the immune system
Drinking fluids more regularly When you cough and sneeze you lose fluids hence you need to keep hydrated by taking in more liquids throughout the day, especially if you are suffering from a fever. Increase your Vitamin intake You can gain extra nutrition through fruits and their juices and liquid foods like sops which can be refreshing, thirst-quenching whilst boost your system with the necessary vitamins. Rest and more rest! It’s very important to give your body a break and allow your body to relax
Sleeping has been proved to increase the body’s functions during a cold as lack of sleep could well prolong it.