Everyone knows what is feels like to start coming down with a cold. Symptoms like a tickle in your throat, a dull headache or just a slight feeling of not being well is usually where it all begins.
If you don’t fight these early symptoms swiftly then your health can go downhill very quickly and what you thought was just a cold could turn into something severe.
We have put together some ways to best fight a cold, shortening its duration and severity and hopefully allow you to beat the common cold at the early stages.
Evidence suggests that consuming nutritional supplements when your cold in the early stages can shorten the duration and reduce its severity. These supplements include vitamin C, zinc, and echinacea.
Rug up and stay warm at the start of a cold. Your body generates heat to fight off the virus which is called a fever. The fever doesn’t allow for the bug that is in your body to thrive or propagate. To help your body fight the cold it is a great idea to stay warm at the beginning of a cold.
Keeping your fluids up and eating healthy food will help your body fight a cold. Trying to consume a large amount of fluids, calories, protein, vitamins, and antioxidants will offer your immune system the defenses it needs to keep fighting off the cold. There are foods that are especially great at fighting a cold which are:
This sounds easy enough but many people don’t give their bodies the rest it needs to recover from a cold. Having plenty of sleep, not drinking alcohol, alleviating stress not doing anything strenuous will help your body recover quickly from a cold.
There are some things you can do that may not necessarily make you recover from your cold quicker but make your cold less of a pain. These actions will make your cold tolerable.
Now you have the tools to best fight off a cold now we can share with you the best ways to prevent one from attacking you.