MOM HACKS ℠ | Sick & Ouchie! (Ep.8)
Feeling Rubbish? 18 Cold-Curing Tricks That Will ACTUALLY Help
The cold and flu season is in full-swing, so we've spoken to the experts to find out if there's anything we can do to make symptoms vanish more quickly...
1. ‘Echinaceais a traditional herb known to aid the body in its fight against the symptoms of cold and flu. Try a supplement to support your immune system, helping to maintain the body’s resistance,’ says A.Vogel nutritional therapist Alison Cullen.
2.‘Try drinkinggreen tea,’ says Alison Cullen. ‘It’s rich in many chemicals that have been shown to have health-protective properties.’
3.‘Avoid sugar, as it competes with vitamin C, which is good for the immune system,’ says Alison Cullen. ‘If you have lots of sugar, you undermine your immune system.’
4.‘Vitamin C with zinchas been shown to reduce the severity of the symptoms of a cold if taken for five days,’ says GP Dr Sohere Roked. ‘The recommended dose is 1000mg of vitamin C and 10mg of zinc.’ We’ve compiled a list the best supplements for busy women.
5.‘The last thing you will feel like doing when you have a cold is exercising, but a study has shown that going on a45-minute walkwhen you don’t normally do much exercise boosts your immune system. The effect can last for up to three hours,’ says Dr Sohere Roked.
6.‘Havingbeta glucansin your diet – found in baker’s yeast, oats, rye, barley, wheat and shiitake mushrooms – or in supplement form on a daily basis has been shown to reduce both bacterial infections and viruses. And, if taken when unwell, beta glucans can actually shorten the length of the illness,’ says Dr Sohere Roked.
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