The Most Reliable Cold Remedies — Chicken Soup Included February 23 2016
If you ask me, there’s nothing worse than being sick. So I like to get better as fast as I can. Being sick can wreck havoc on your weight loss program too. Most cold and flu remedies can slow down your already sluggish metabolism. The truth is, it turns out that your grandma was right when she said that soothing the common cold is as easy as gargling with salt water and spooning down chicken soup.
Here are the most effective ways to help with your symptoms from the common cold. These can be done at home and will have you feeling better in no time. They won’t slow your metabolism, so you can continue to healthfully lose weight even when you’re sick.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
You’ve heard this a thousand times, but you can never hear it enough — drink lots of fluids. Make it enticing, so you actually do it. Try adding a wedge of lemon to warm water and keep refilling your cup every time you empty it. You should be emptying it each and every hour if you want to get better faster. The American Lung Association recommends drinking eight glasses of water daily when trying to get rid of a common cold. Staying hydrated helps moisturize the lining of the nose and throat, which makes mucus easier to clear. It also keeps your metabolism revved up. Did you know that being dehydrated can slow your metabolism by 3 percent? Avoid caffeinated or alcoholic drinks, as they can be dehydrating.
Power Up Your Immunity with LynFit Daily Power Shot
Experts say taking a daily multivitamin and mineral can be helpful. Meeting your body’s nutritional needs may help prevent colds and flu as well as infection. Taking LynFit Daily Power Shot does that and more. It also provides energy, so you’re not as cranky when you’re not feeling well.
LynFit Daily Power Shot contains all of the best ingredients when it comes to staying healthy, such as 100 percent of your daily needs of Vitamin C. That's right up there with chicken soup. It also contains 100 percent of your daily requirement of zinc, which can also decrease the symptoms of the common cold. LynFit Daily Power Shot contains over 100 vitamins and minerals that are fast acting, so you get relief fast.
Moisturize Your Air and Your Nose
You can help keep nasal and throat passages moist by using an air humidifier, particularly in the winter months when heating makes the air inside your home very dry. This is good, not only for nasal passages but your skin as well.
You can moisturize your nose to prevent nasal dryness with salt water nose sprays found at local drugstores or health food stores. Those made with a saline (salt water) solution are easy to use and very effective, without hurting your metabolism the way taking too much medication can. A word of caution — they don’t get you better quickly, they simply mask symptoms.
Eat Chicken Soup
What they say about chicken soup being good for a cold is all true. Mostly because the salt it contains hydrates us and loosens up mucus membranes. Have you ever noticed how your nose runs when you eat certain foods? Hydrating is key when it comes to getting healthy and staying healthy. The problem is that not all chicken soups are quite so good for your health or metabolism. I recommend you making my chicken soup recipe found in The Metabolism Solution to keep your metabolism from being slowed down.
Gargle with Warm Water
A recent study in which participants gargled with warm water three times daily found that the ritual can help prevent upper respiratory tract infections. So gargle your way to health before your cold gets any worse. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound a cure.
Everyone Needs Vitamin D — So Boost It
Vitamin D gets overlooked for a lot of reasons, but taking extra can help boost immunity in many ways, including helping boost immunity to help you get better fast when you're sick. However, not all vitamin D supplements are created equal. Only LynFit Vitamin D3 Boost has the proper amount of the highest quality vitamin D you can find. You will not find this quality in your neighborhood warehouse store. You’ll feel a difference the first time you take it.
Stock Your Medicine Cabinet with Natural Remedies
Sometimes we need over-the-counter remedies, but whenever possible, reach for all-natural instead. There's no denying that over-the-counter cold remedies can provide temporary relief, but in the long run, staying healthy is the best way to prevent getting sick. Replace your not-so-healthy medications with the following to help prevent getting sick in the first place.
Don't Forget Omega 3 for Inflammation
Omega 3 fatty acids have many health benefits; they are not only good for the role they play in heart health, but they're especially good at helping to keep you feeling full, boosting mood, keeping blood sugar levels in check, and fighting against inflammation. All of this makes it a must have when it comes to fighting common cold symptoms and losing weight. Most people don’t realize how beneficial Omega 3s are and, therefore, don’t take them. Quite frankly, everyone should be on Omega 3 every day.
LynFit Pure Omega 3 has been shown to lower triglycerides and total cholesterol which play a critical role in your metabolism. LynFit Pure Omega 3 is also important for brain function, mood, memory, and joint mobility. It has been found to help reduce inflammation from arthritis, improve eye health, and contribute to healthy hair, skin, and nails, as well as a normally functioning immune system. Who doesn’t want all that?