How to avoid a cold this Winter

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According to the NHS the average adult gets two to four colds per year, they last about a week and are more frequent in winter months. Dull.

How to avoid a cold

Here’s how to avoid a cold & stave off the sniffles…

1) Drink Lots Of Water. According to Men’s Health magazine the mucous membranes that line the upper respiratory tract (one of your body’s first defenses against a cold) work best when thoroughly moist.

2) Spoon on honey. Manuka honey has anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. You can even put it directly on eczema, acne and ulcers to aid their recovery.

3) Visit Chilli. Forget a deluge of orange juice; chilli contains high doses of health boosting vitamin C.

4) Go Nuts. Brazil nuts specifically. Glamour.com reports they are high in selenium, which boosts your immunity. And we’ll take the side effect of glowing skin.

5. Join The Spice Girls. Turmeric is the spice du jour (currently being lauded in US Vogue) for its anti inflammatory effects and infection fighting properties. Plus it can also be used topically to clean cuts and burns.

6. Milk It. Milk and dairy products such as cheese, yoghurt and fromage frais are great sources of protein and vitamins A and B12, which are brilliant for boosting immunity.

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  1. I’ve had several colds in a run this year, I had forgotten about turmeric being great. I’m going to add some honey and turmeric to my night time shake tonight. Fingers crossed.

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