5 Tips To Get Over A Cold Quickly

5 Tips To Get Over A Cold Quickly

As the temperatures still drop and the kids break up for the Easter holidays, so does the likelihood of those familiar sniffles and sneezes. So In this week's blog, we'll keep it simple and practical, discussing our 5 top tips to help you tackle cold's head-on. 


Rest and Hydration:

One of the most fundamental steps in overcoming a cold is to get plenty of rest and stay hydrated. Sleep is crucial for your body to repair and regenerate. Hydration helps to thin mucus and soothe a sore throat so it is important to drink plenty of water, herbal teas, broths and our Daily Immunity Drinks are great for keeping your body hydrated and supporting your immune system.


Put the kettle on... 

A cuppa really can make you feel better…

The effects of consuming a comforting hot drink on a stuffy nose were studied by Professor Ron Eccles and his team, from Cardiff University's Common Cold Centre. The 2008 study, they found that a hot drink provides immediate relief from a runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat, chilliness and tiredness. So pop the kettle on and make a hot drink, our favourite is when we are feeling under the weather is our Lemon & Ginger Recover.


Go for a brisk walk

If you are feeling run down, you're probably reluctant to brave the cold outdoors. But wrapping up and stepping outside for a walk really does help, experts say. Exercising can temporarily ease your bunged up nose by opening up your nasal passages. Regular exercise does boost your immune system over time, too, which also helps you in the long-run.


Take Your Vitamins:

A key component of a speedy recovery is ensuring your body has the necessary vitamins to fight off the cold virus. Vitamin C, is known for its immune-boosting properties, and can be particularly beneficial. You want to be aiming for high dose vitamin c products such as our Daily Immunity Drinks. Our drinks are high dose and max strength so will ensure you have all 11 of the essential vitamins and nutrients you need for optimal health.


Nutrient-Rich Foods:

Eating a well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet is essential for a speedy recovery. Foods high in vitamins and minerals are essential; fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. Vitamin C, is vital and can help boost your immune system along with Zinc, which is particularly found in foods like nuts and legumes, and has been shown to reduce the duration of cold symptoms.

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