(LAUREN CLARK, THE DAILY EXPRESS)
Flu and the common cold share symptoms including sore throat, runny nose and sneezing. This is how to get better in 24 hours.
Sarah Flower, a nutritionist, explained the vegetable – which is packed full of vitamin K, vitamin C, chromium, and folate – is great for anyone feeling the first pangs of the flu.
She told a reporter: “At the first sign of a cold be sure to eat plenty of berries, citrus fruits, papayas, broccoli and red peppers which will help keep you protected.”
Avoid milky drinks
Flower explained that keeping hydrated is “absolutely vital” to help ‘flush’ out the cold, as well as to break down congestion and keep your throat lubricated.
She said: “Try to avoid sugary or milky drinks especially if you have a lot of mucus as this can often make it worse. Instead opt for water (sparkling water with lemon can be very refreshing), or soothing warm herbal, or fruit teas.
Get some fresh air
Leaving the house and getting some exercise is possibly the last thing anyone with a cold wants to do but it can really help recovery.
She said: “When it comes to combating a cold, Vitamin D is essential to help regulate immune response. Make sure you’re getting enough exposure to the Sun’s UVB rays, by going outside in the sun for at least 15 minutes per day.”
Pelargoniums are more commonly known as geraniums. Did you know they could also help fight a cold? Flower said: “Take this remedy as soon as you begin to feel the onset of illness and continue until showing signs of improvement.” READ THE FULL STORY AT THE DAILY EXPRESS. Also of interest: Record Rates of Flu Cases Inundate Aussie ERs; What It Means for U.S.