As we move into the germ ridden cold and flu season, it is time to start thinking prevention. These tips for natural germ prevention for the cold and flu season are great for keeping you and your family healthy this year.
Extra Vitamin C:
Whether you take a multi-vitamin or you make sure to take a vitamin c supplement, a few added vitamins can go a long way toward good winter health.
Healthy Diet Rich In Nutrient Dense Foods:
Make sure to boost your intake of fruits and vegetables as well as healthy fats like avocado, salmon and nuts. A healthy nutrient dense diet is imperative to optimum health.
Staying Well Hydrated:
Don’t forget to stay well hydrated. Water doesn’t get the same attention in the media as many other fluids such as Gatorade, but yet it plays a much more important part in our daily lives and our bodies. Make sure to keep water on hand and drink throughout the day. Water is essential for your body to function, but also great for flushing out toxins.
Skip The Alcohol:
It has been proven that alcohol not only dehydrates you, it also can suppress your immune system at times. During cold and flu season, avoid alcoholic beverages, or partake only sparingly.
Everyday Preventive Actions:
Wash your hands frequently and always before you eat or touch your food. Scrub hands for at least 20 seconds under warm water with soap for optimum removal of germs. Antibacterial soap isn’t necessary. Simply rinsing away the germs is more important than anything else. If soap and water isn’t available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Avoid direct contact with sick people. Easier said than done but so important.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as much as possible. This is one of the main ways germs are spread.
This year focus on natural germ prevention for cold and flu season. Using natural foods, vitamins and common sense will help you more than anything else. There is no need to panic when illness is around you. Simply look to natural things like feeding your body, exercising and washing away germs routinely. If you are sick, be considerate and stay home. The CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone.
What things do you do to stay healthy and avoid colds and flu?