10 Tips to fight cold and flu

We are already in the season of cold and chills and I'm sure you don't want anything to do with cold, flu or fever.You can take steps to protect yourself from one of winter's worst "side effects" - influenza, or the flu.

1. Wash hands before and after always. Hands spread an estimated 80 percent of common infectious diseases like the common cold and flu.

2. Cover your cough and sneeze

3. Green tea. Green tea-based supplements reduced the risk of flu by 75%.

4.  Exercise. Studies have found that regular aerobic exercise is a good way to ward off colds and flu.

5. Orange Juice or Orange fruit. God is just amazing. Although He has given us the season of winter He has also provided Vitamin C so that we don't suffer.

6. Chicken Soup. This time-tested remedy contains cysteine, an amino acid that’s chemically similar to a bronchitis drug to help reduce inflammation.

7. Garlic. Using it raw can be a great way to shorten a cold or flu OR even prevent one.

8. Warm water with lemon.  Sipping hot lemon water encourages perspiration, which helps reduce fevers associated with colds and flu.

9.  Ginger. A powerful natural remedy to help bring relief from the symptoms of colds and flu.

10. Staying Positive. Keep smiling, even when you’re feeling down.

10 Tips to fight cold and flu



Soothing flu shot

1 crushed garlic clove

25 ml fresh orange juice

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon finely grated or chopped fresh ginger.

Combine all the ingredients in a small glass and drink it all in one go.

Soothing tea

2 green tea bags

1 large lemon, sliced

Fresh ginger root – 2 pieces of approximately 5 cm, cleaned and roughly chopped

1 tablespoon honey.

In a teapot, combine 2 teabags with 600 ml boiling water. Add sliced lemon, chopped ginger and honey and let stand for 5 – 10 minutes. Drink 200 ml 3 times per day.

*This article contains general information only and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified health professional.