Tis the season for the occasional sniffle and no matter how hard most of us try, we all succumb at least once before winter ends. Here are some tips on how to best to cope when that happens :
- Attempt to strengthen the immune system with as many antioxidant-rich foods as possible. That means lots of fruit and vegetables. Fish can also be helpful due to it’s essential fatty acid content and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Keep the diet light by avoiding excessive meat, fat and sugar.
- It’s also best to reduce or eliminate alcohol and caffeine as they are known to depress the immune response.
- Keep mucous secretions at a minimum by reducing dairy and increasing fluids. Ginger tea is a great choice. And don’t forget that bowl of chicken soup!! It can help clear nasal passages too.