The Dos And Don‘ts Of Cold Prevention And Treatment

It’s that time of year again — yes, cold and flu season is once again upon us in all its glory! I’m so thrilled — not! But, fortunately, there are some cold prevention and treatment strategies you can do to stay healthy.

When you feel a cold coming on or when you are likely exposed to cold germs, here are some better prevention tips:

  • Do grab extra sleep — Quality and quantity of sleep are equally important as they give the body recovery time.
  • Do bundle up, especially your head and neck. Yes, you can help kick a cold by sweating it out. Some better ways include an infrared or regular sauna, wearing a sweatshirt while you train, and eating some spicy hot chili peppers. And spices like turmeric, ginger, cayenne, and oregano are great choices too.
  • Do fist bumps vs shaking hands.
  • Do cough into your elbow.
  • Do get in a rainbow of plant-based foods especially dark orange, green
    and purple.
  • Do get in healthy fats (like your omegas). Eat them from plants like hemp, flax, chia seeds, walnuts, organic soybeans, and wild-caught salmon and sardines.
  • Do get in enough water. Make sure you get in enough water to help sweat it out and then replenish with some potassium-rich foods or beverages like coconut water or baked sweet potato slices with guacamole.

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