Tis the season when most earthlings develop symptoms of a ‘September cold’. When trying to combat the early onset of the cold bug, it’s important to note what works and what should be left in the fridge or cupborad. Here’s a list comprised by ouur good friends over at Huffington Post:
1.) Plenty Of Tea & Water
Hydration is key as fluids assist in flushing everything out. Warm liquids can also soothe a sore throat and ease congestion.
2.) Say No To Juice
The running thought is that OJ, with its heavy dosage of vitamin C, provides the perfect counter attack. The truth is that its high caloric and sugar content “hinders white blood cells from fighting infection.” – Ilyse Schapiro, R.D., C..D.N.
3.) Sip Some Soup
Components of broth are found to be anti-inflammatory and work to fight against infection.
4.) No Alcohol
There are properties of alcohol that decrease your immune system; thus, rendering your body helpless against an infection.
5.) EAT BROCCOLI!
High in antioxidents and vitamins. Nuff said.