6 Handy Tips To Beat The Cold And Flu This Winter

These tricks could save yo' life

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Flu season is a terrifying time. Everywhere you go people are riddled with germs, impossible to avoid. 

But up the ante, protect yourselves and power through this difficult season with these tips. 

Harder, better, faster, stronger. 

1. Dose up

Effervescent vitamin C and echinacea can help to reduce your cold and flu symptoms.

And if you want to steer clear of the flu then you should really be drinking these EVERY single morning. 

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2. Fluids, fluids and more fluids

Staying hydrated is key to avoiding illness. 

Hot water with manuka honey is a great way to warm you up on these cold mornings and give your immune system a boost with its natural antiviral properties.

Top tip: choose one with a high MGO rating.

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3. Cut down on your dairy and fatty foods

It's well known that dairy increases mucus production – especially as you get older – and if your tummy is feeling upset at all then it will only make matters worse. 

Fatty foods increase inflammation and weaken the immune system. So if you're dreaming about a burger for dinner, think again. 

Eat light, and eat healthy. Your body will thank you. 

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4. Sleep

Sleep is so important to keep your body ticking over as it should.

Ensure you get a great night's sleep by switching off digital devices for at least an hour before bed and read, meditate, listen to music or whatever it is that helps you to switch off.

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5. Take a hot shower or bath

It's all about that steam. Essential for clearing the head and all congestion in the nose and throat. 

Tea tree oil should also become your best friend. Dilute and rub it on your chest and glands before bed, or mix some with hot water and steam your head. 

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6. Steer clear of sick people 

Easier said than done, I know. 

Wash your hands constantly, keep hand sanitiser nearby and try not to come into direct contact with ill people. 

Cooties. 

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Mind yo'selves out there.

Written By

Alana Laverty

Just a Galway gal eating and writing her way around Dublin alana@lovindublin.com

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