With the seasons changing, comes the yearly Flu epidemic. This year is no different, Flu season is in full effect, and here are some ways to prevent the bug, or for the unlucky ones, recover as quick as possible.
1. Wash your hands
We always tell the children to wash their hands when we often forgot to. This simple task can and will keep you protected and is always a good habit to have in general!
2. Vitamins, Vitamins, Vitamins
It is important to get your essential vitamins this season, and then some. It will be very easy to feel groggy and tired this winter due to the flu and cold weather. One of the best ways to get out of this rut is to take extra vitamins throughout the day to help boost your immune system and give you that extra kick to get you through the day. The essential vitamins you should try to get a little extra of as Vitamin A, C, D. These will help your body recover from any air-born virus you may catch and essentially be a key factor in not catching the flu virus.
3. Anti-viral herbs (home remedies)
You may not need a doctors note for one of these, but they can truly be a big help in your bodies fight against the flu this Winter. These remedies usually contain many nutrients which are essential to your body when recovering from any sort of illness or just remaining healthy. Which ever family remedy you have, taking it is not a bad idea.
4. Elderberry Syrup
The best way to recover from the flu or any virus is to never get it in the first place. The best kept secret for that is Elderberry syrup, which helps your body fight against viruses before they strike. It can also be taken if you feel a cough or cold coming, if caught early enough, the syrup could potentially stop the virus in its tracks.
5. Get the Flu Shot
The fifth and by far most important tip, get the flu shot. Many people believe they don’t need the shot, but everyone who has access to one, should get one. Many people may be squeamish and are afraid of needles and getting a shot, but the pinch of pain is worth not being sick in bed for weeks.
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