Yes you heard right. Why? Well, to moisten sore throat & bring temporary relief. You can do it 4 times a day with half a teaspoon of salt dissolved in cup of warm water.
If you have tickle in your throat (very annoying tickle) try an astringent gargle (which is to tighten the membranes) by the aid of tea
or prepare a thicker viscous gargle made of honey only or honey + apple cider vinegar.
•Bananas and rice to soothe an upset stomach which is the case most of the time.
•Tomatoes which are highly concentrated in vitamin C. This helps fuel the body's immune system.
•Dark chocolate. (I don't favor it over milk chocolate but I did google it and chocolate does help combat flu) but specially dark chocolate contains heavy concentrations of theobromine which is an antioxidant that helps with coughing.
•Eggs, I was always told eggs and fish make flu worse but apparently not. They are packed with immunity boosting nutrients and contain high amount of vitamin D that strengths immunity.
#8 Shed the extra pounds
Yes, being overweight does have its impact on our immune system and by an impact I'm talking about decrease the level of its functioning. This is backed up by researches that showed that overweight people have less active immunity system when compared to others. So you can combat flu and boost your immunity by lose the extra kilograms that might actually make a difference along with balanced diet of course. (Made huge difference for me!)
It helps you sweat out the toxins in your body, helps with fever, headaches and combats cold really well! I highly recommend using ginger roots, slicing them up and adding them to your tea or making an infusion with them, add some honey and warm water.
I don't recommend it in powder form, it irritates the throat and many hate the texture.
I use two to three slices of ginger and add cinnamon sticks to a pot of boiling water for 10 mins then filter it, add honey to sweeten it and for its healing properties and drink that at least once a day.
𝐃𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐟𝐥𝐮 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐥, 𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐬, 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞, 𝐨𝐫 𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝-𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥.
#10 Listen to your body
Your body knows best, listen to it. By ignoring the signs you will risk ending up being more sick and if you ignored it because you just don't want to stay at home lying in bed doing nothing then you are pushing yourself to the edge where you will definitely end up with that. Do i make any sense?
Before this last flu, I got signals the day before that my throat was about to be sore and I felt my body aching. Yet I ignored the signs, went to work, pushed myself that day with more work done than average days and ended up staying in bed for the next couple of days because of my stubbornness. Who doesn't tell himself oh of course that's nothing!
So moral of the day: Stay aware to those signals and listen to them. Don't ignore them. You should be grateful that your body is trying to give you signals and help you prepare yourself.