Its that time of the year. Everyone seems to get some sort of a cold or illness this time of the year. There are many things we can do to help keep us healthy but sometimes we still fall victim.
If you start to feel the effects of a cold there are some foods that can help fight germs, improve your symptoms and also may help you recover faster. Garlic acts like an antibiotic and can make the cold less severe. The antibacterial and microbial properties of honey, makes honey an effective cough suppressant. Green tea will help boost B cell antibodies and elderberries have anti-viral properties while being rich in phytonutrients. Also lets not forget about the age- old favorite chicken soup. Chicken soup provides fluids and electrolytes. It also has anti-inflammatory nutrients that help decrease your symptoms.
There are also some supplements that you can take when you feel a cold coming on. Vitamin C, Zinc, Elderberry Extract and Ginseng will all help decrease the severity of your cold. Daily prevention of colds is key but if one sneaks up on you try any one of these suggestions to lessen to duration and get yourself back to 100 percent faster.