With these tips, your cold will be over before you know it
A runny nose, a sore throat, watery eyes, coughing and sneezing: these are all symptoms of a cold. A cold is often the result of an inflammation of the mucous membranes in your nose, sinuses and throat. These issues are usually caused by viruses. When your immune system is weakened, like during cold, dark winter days, you’ve got yourself a cold before you know it.
Luckily, doctors have devised a list of things to do to get rid of your cold symptoms within 24 hours.
It’s so annoying to wake up in the morning with a stuffy nose. A good way to start your day is by taking a hot shower. The steam from the hot shower will help make breathing a lot more pleasant for you again.
After your morning shower, it’s time for breakfast. Before you start preparing your usual breakfast of, for example, yoghurt with muesli and a hot cup of coffee, try taking some elderberry syrup first. This syrup gives your immune system a big boost and it combats viruses in your body. Doctors recommend taking two teaspoons of elderberry syrup three times a day. After taking the elderberry syrup, have a breakfast of food that really fills you up, like eggs, and have tea instead of coffee. Eggs combat infections in your body because of the amino acid they contain, and tea has a soothing effect, especially if you add some honey.
A little later in the day, it’s time for lunch. If you’re really having a bad cold, you might not feel like eating a heavy lunch. A good option would be to have a mug of warm chicken soup, bananas or something with chickpeas. These foods are light but contain good, soluble fibres, proteins and potassium.
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