HOW TO FIGHT WITH COMMON COLD AND COUGH


CHICKEN SOUP:

  • It’s been called nature’s penicillin and is at the top of the list for its curative powers.
  • Hot chicken soup helps clear clogged airways.

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  • If possible add ginger and garlic and spicy peppers to your chicken soup

STEAM TAKING:

  • For cold, steam inhalation is the best home remedy.

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 HOT AND SPICY FOOD:

  • Chilies or spicy sauces to help ease congestion. 
  • Cook Indian or other ethnic foods that contain these ingredients,(OR)

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  • Simply add a spicy sauce to foods for extra zip 

GINGER  AND LEMON: 

Ingredients:

1 cup water

Ginger root roughly chopped

1 lemon

Instructions:

  • Bring water and ginger to boil under low flame.
  • Later, squeeze lemon juice into it and remain it for some time.
  • Next pour the liquid into a mug and have it.

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MILK WITH GINGER, TURMERIC POWDER AND HONEY:

  • Add turmeric powder, ginger powder and a teaspoon of honey to warm milk.
  • This not only helps in curing cough but also relieves from body ache, cold and headache.

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GINGER AND CINNAMON:

  • Put 3 cups of water in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon  or cinnamon powder into it.
  • Boil it around 20 minutes and later take it.

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LIQUIDS:

  • You may not feel like eating solid foods, but make sure to take in plenty of fluids.

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GINGER:

  • Many people find fresh ginger root helps treat the coughing and fever that often accompany

colds and flu.

  • Try making a ginger tea by boiling ginger pieces in water for around 20 minutes.

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HOT DRINKS LIKE COFFEE:

  • Keep drinking hot drinks like coffee and tea or simply luke warm water.

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YOGURT:

  • In a German study, the probiotics in yogurt have been found to shorten your cold or flu

by almost two days

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GARLIC:

  • This fragrant bulb contains a flavoring agent called allicin which acts as a decongestant.
  • Garlic is also believed to act as an antioxidant and destroy free-radicals, the active oxygen

molecules that damage cells.

  • Consume between 1 and 2 whole cloves of garlic every day.(OR)

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  • You can take garlic tea by boiling cloves in water for around 20 minutes.

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FOODS RICH IN VITAMINS B6 AND B12:

  • Vitamins B6 and B12 are healing nutrients, and foods that are high in protein are often great

sources of B vitamins.

  •  So get your fill of fish, milk, nutritional yeast, fortified soy milk and cereals, potatoes,

spinach, and turkey.

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 CITRUS FRUITS:

  • Reach for citrus fruits to increase your vitamin C intake.
  • Drink orange juice for breakfast, snack on half a grapefruit.

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  •  Getting an increased amount of vitamin C is especially important if you smoke, As smoking

increases both your risk of catching a cold and your body’s need for this protective vitamin.

GARGLING WITH HOT WATER:

  • Gargle with hot water by adding a pinch of salt into it, it helps in curing the sore throat.

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TEA WITH TULSI LEAVES:

  • While preparing your tea, add few tulsi leaves and crushed ginger to it along with black pepper,

it is much relief for cough and cold.

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VITAMIN C  SOURCES:

  • Citrus fruits aren’t the only foods high in vitamin C.
  • Potatoes, green peppers, strawberries and pineapple can help as your daily cold-fighting

 food arsenal.

  • The anti-viral properties in lemon fight infections and halt the progress of a cold.

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