How to avoid getting a cold

How to avoid getting a cold

It’s not about treating a cold, it’s almost always about preventing it. And a cold can be prevented. If you get enough sleep and try to avoid stress, be it work related or not. People who are sleep deprived risk getting sick way more often than people who sleep a regular 7 to 8 hours per night. The same goes for individuals who are undergoing stressful situations.

When autumn’s here, you have to try the best to keep in shape, with the help of sports and… sex. Believe it or now, sex is a natural defender against colds. And guess what? It also takes care of the stress in your life. At least for a limited amount of time.

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Try to get some vitamin D supplements. A recent Australian study has proven that it’s not vitamin C we should actually use in order to prevent colds, but vitamin D. According to the study, it’s through our daily intake of foods that we acquire vitamin C, so it may actually be unnecessary for you to go purchasing any sort of supplements of this kind. However, during winter, we all have vitamin D deficiency, because of the lack of sun and our bodies’ inability to secrete it naturally. Since we’re unsure of the results, we recommend you eat a lot of leafy vegetables, such as salads, kale, pak choi, broccoli and other greens, as well as fruit such as lychee, citrus and kiwi.

A key ingredient to preventing colds is GARLIC. It’s wonderful for preventing almost any disease. It has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Since chewing on some garlic may make you a bit unpopular and antisocial, we recommend you purchase some garlic capsules or jot down some pieces of garlic with water, as if they were pills. Since we’re at this, we’ll also tell you to eat a lot of spicy foods, or at least try to add spices like cayenne pepper and ginger. They are incredibly healthy.

Since prevention is easier than a treatment, washing your hands on a regular basis is a must. Particularly during the cold season, when you’re predisposed of getting a cold from a ride on a bus, for instance.

Last, but not least, try to reduce the number of late night caps. It’s a myth that alcohol kills germs. In fact, it lowers your immunity and you risk getting an awful cold when, all the while, you thought you were preventing it. Try to limit the number of your drinks… to up to 2 per week. We know it’s hard, but you should do it for your own health.

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