Natural remedies for flu season
First of all, keep hydrated. So I binge on fluids, fluids and more fluids. I don't really like to drink water when I'm sick. I know, it's bad. You know, you're already sick, everything tastes flat. To encourage myself to drink more water, I tend to jazz up my water for some tastes. Try out these remedies that I usually follow:
1) Add lemon slices to your water - You get some skin-friendly Vitamin C from the lemon and also some taste to the water. This, I can drink gallons of it :) Also, Vitamin C helps to boost your immune system and helps to keep the runny nose at bay
2) Add honey - Honey is really soothing especially if you have sore throat. In fact, you don't even need to have a sore throat to drink honey. It's sweet, minus the calories. It's beneficial for health too as it's a beauty and health wonder - natural antiseptic, anti-oxidant (remember, buzz word in the beauty world) and cleansing properties
Now, if you're tired of drinking water, you can try these delicious yet wonderfully calming teas.
2) Black tea - My favourite is Earl Grey's Vanilla Black Tea. As you've already known, there are only 3 kinds of tea that packs the best anti-oxidant punch for you. They are black, green and white tea. This fav black tea of mine has a sweet vanilla flavour that's really intoxicatingly aromatic. In fact, everytime when I take the tea bag out of its satchet, I take in deep long whifs of the smell in its satchet before throwing it away. It's really nice to be able to smell something this wonderful when your nose is all stuffed. Try it, it's vanilla scent is very heart warming on bluesy days
1) Probiotic drink - Contrary to popular notion that a probiotic is probably too heavy for digestion when you're sick, it's just exactly the opposite. Probiotics is actually a culture of healthful bacterias. Before you ditch it quicker than a hot potato, these good bacteria aids in digestion by encouraging the good bacteria in your stomach to flourish. When you're sick, these good bacterias in your stomach are reduced in number, hence your sluggish metabolism and poor appetite