The minute I woke up this morning, I knew that I am getting a cold. But rather than yield to defeat, I made myself an immunity boosting smoothie and reached for bottles of Vitamin C and Echinacea. I’m hoping that I will get over this cold quickly by getting some rest, taking the right vitamins, and eating immune boosting foods. My schedule is hectic over the next couple of weeks, so I simply can’t afford to not be at my best.
I am definitely not a healthcare professional, that title is reserved for my Mom and Sister-In-Law – I am much too squeamish to be in the healthcare industry. Still, I feel pretty knowledgeable about how to fight off a cold naturally. Here is my course of action:
Sleep it off – I will get as much sleep and rest as I can over the next few days. In fact, I plan to take a Sunday afternoon nap as soon as I hit publish.
Drink lots of Green Tea – Green Tea is full of antioxidants to help boost your immune system. Plus, a hot cup of tea is very soothing.
Eat plenty of immunity boosting foods and drink lots of water – The latter I struggle with, but I will be sure to drink more water over the next couple of days. My smoothie this morning included Greek yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, orange juice, flax seeds, and chia seeds. Spinach would have been a great addition, had I any in the fridge.
Drink a healing broth – My wonderful mother, Laura, has a healthy pot of Lentils with lots of broth and veggies on the stove right now. I’m hoping that steamy hot bowl of Lentils will help to clear up my sinuses.
Avoid dairy – Dairy creates excess mucus in the body. So don’t drink milk or eat cheese right now. I guess this means no ice cream tonight!
Do you have any tips for fighting off a cold naturally?
Although this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Regrettably, I really did wake up with a miserable cold this morning.