Cold and flu season is around us and leaves many people looking for ways to prevent and fight off illness. Here are my favourite natural ways to fight cold and flu season!
Herbal Teas have so many benefits for your health. I find myself having several cups of herbal tea a day throughout the winter months. Here are my top 3 herbal teas for cold and flu season.
This is my ultimate favourite tea to drink throughout winter. Whenever I feel under the weather or feel a cold coming on, I make sure to drink this a couple times a day. Echinacea Elder can be used to fight off colds, flu bugs, and upper respiratory track infections.
Throat Coat Tea is my favourite tea when I have a sore throat. This tea can be used to help soothe sore throats and provide relief. I like to drink both Throat Coat and Echinacea together when I feel a cold coming on.
Ginger Tea can be used to help soothe upset stomachs. This tea is one of my go-to drinks when I have an upset stomach or flu bug. This tea can also be used to help indigestion, nausea, and lack of appetite, making it perfect for when you are sick.
Essentials Oils can be used to help improve your health in many ways. The natural chemical compounds in essential oils can be very healing. I have two go-to oil blends that I use throughout winter and when I feel a cold coming on.
This diffuser blend can be used to provide instant relief to stuffed noses and respiratory discomfort. Not only can this oil be diffused, but it can be used to provide instant relief on your body. I like to rub this oil with a little coconut oil on my chest and under my nose for an instant cooling sensation. This instantly clears a stuffed nose in seconds.
This Immune diffuser blend isantibacterial. I like to diffuse this oil to help relieve cold and flu symptoms and prevent future symptoms. Eucalyptus, cinnamon, and tea tree oils work together to soothe respiratory discomfort and prevent illness.
Eating healthy is so important, especially when you are trying not to get sick. This winter I have been trying to ensure I eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables to increase my vitamin and mineral intake. One of my favourite winter snacks is clementines, I eat a few every day which helps increase Vitamin C intake. I have also been working to increase my daily greens intake. I ensure to eat a couple salads every week and add greens to my smoothies every day. One of my favourite breakfasts this winter has been my Clementine Mango Smoothie. This smoothie is packed with many vitamins and minerals, which are beneficial for helping you stay healthy all winter.
Supplements can also be used to help fight off illness. I take a daily multivitamin to ensure I am meeting all my daily vitamin requirements. When I feel a cold coming on I take two additional supplements daily which always help fight off the illness quickly.
Zinc and Ginseng Extract both help to maintain and boost immune function. I find that taking these supplements twice a day for a few days helps me fight off any colds before serious systems occur.
What are your favourite natural remedies for cold and flu season?