Nobody enjoys catching a cold or coming down with the flu. The symptoms are miserable and an illness usually means you miss work or have to stay home with the kids if they get sick. Germs are everywhere and during winter months, it’s wise to take extra steps to protect yourself naturally from cold and flu germs and stay on top of your game.
Eat a healthy diet all year long and incorporate natural remedies instead of pills and nasal sprays. If you really want to boost your immune system and fight off germs, increase your intake of green tea which contains an antioxidant which reduces the risk of illnesses. Sulfur compounds found in fresh garlic will help kill viruses and ginger contains antiviral compounds so steep it in tea to help keep flu and cold germs away. If you feel a cold or flu symptoms creeping up on you, pop some zinc lozenges or use some zinc nasal gel as both have been known to reduce the length of cold and flu.
Wash your hands frequently, especially if you are around people who are sniffling and sneezing. Workplace computers, phones, and door handles are laden with germs and since your hands are usually your first point of contact with viruses, make sure you wash them with soap and water often throughout the day.
Try to keep your hands away from your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth. If you have germs on your hands and touch these parts of your face, the germs will have a quick entry point.
Get plenty of exercise throughout the year to boost your immune system which will fight germs naturally.
Doing these things doesn’t guarantee you will miss cold and flu season but they are certain steps to help fight off germs.