Cold and flu season is upon us, and it’s time once again to prepare for those inevitable sick days. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to bounce back quickly with a little help from the kitchen cabinet. Before plopping down on the couch for a sniffly session of your favorite binge-worthy shows, take a look at our top three recommendations for battling the common cold this holiday season
Stay Hydrated It’s no secret that drinking lots of water is good for your health. However, it can be challenge to consume enough liquids when you’re feeling under the weather. Instead of cold sugary drinks, try drinking warm tea with Manuka honey instead. It will help soothe the throat and provide an extra sense of comfort and relaxation. Warm tea helps loosen mucous secretions in the nasal and bronchial passages so you can be back on your feet in no time.
Boost Your Immunity One of the best cold home remedies includes a combination of olive leaf extract and Propolis. Olive leaf extract helps relieve cold-related symptoms with special properties that have been found to be five times more powerful than Vitamin C.1 When taken with Propolis, it offers a potential double whammy against free radical damage. Our Manuka Honey Propolis Herbal Elixir is an all-in-one formula that includes extra ingredients like Echinacea, tea tree oil, and apple cider vinegar, combating the common cold from all possible angles.
Eat Smart Chicken soup has long been praised as the go-to meal for eating during a cold, and with good reason. Just like Manuka honey tea, hot soup keeps you hydrated and helps relieve congestion. Spice it up by chopping up part of a garlic clove into small pieces and adding it to the soup. Garlic contains allicin, a potent compound that goes to work on toxins, viruses, and bacteria.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! With these natural home remedies in mind, you can tell that nasty cold to take a hike and get back to celebrating the holidays with the people you love the most.