Fever, headache, fatigue, running nose, sore throat…I am pretty sure those are the last things you would like to experience during the Holiday season when everybody is in party and celebration mode, right? However, while everyone is busy preparing for the most anticipated days of the year, flu viruses are also in the holiday hustle and bustle spirit, since winter is their most active, and favorite season to hang out. You may be wondering, is there any way to cure your flu and to protect yourself against the stubborn viruses? Your friends at Phix have put together a few tips that can help keep you healthy and happy this Holiday season. It could be possible that some small details that you regularly overlook in your daily life are mounting up to become the culprits of an upcoming flu virus!
More fresh vegetables and fruits instead of supplements
If you think that taking several tablets of dietary supplements are enough to ward off the flu, then you are so wrong. Eating a fresh and juicy orange is much better than drinking the instant Vitamin C powder because what you get is the whole package of the nutrition: magnesium, potassium, folate, vitamin B6, and antioxidant-rich flavonoids. According to scientific research, the reason that fruits and vegetables do a better job of keeping your immune system ready is because they also contain vitamins A and E, as well as the flavonoids that work along with vitamin C to keep your immune system and your whole body healthy.
Hot baths to kill the viruses
Water vapor and hot baths are the most common home cures for fighting those pesky winter viruses. Either standing in the bathroom with hot water running all over your body or inhaling the vapors over a pot of boiling water can help facilitate decongestion and kill the stubborn virus in the nasal cavities through the high-tempered steam.
Lots of rest
I know it’s hard, especially during holidays, but you have to get a lot of rest if you are already sick or feel yourself coming down with something.
Many people take it for granted that they can overcome their cold without rest, but actually rest is the most important factor that can help cure winter sicknesses. You need to get some good rest in order for your body to resist the flu virus better, faster and more efficiently. If you have a fever, you should absolutely stay at home, turn off your cell, disconnect your Facebook and Twitter and tuck yourself into bed for the whole day. Plus, avoid exercise and all sorts of physical activity, for 3-4 days in order to give your body and immune system enough energy to fight off the virus.
Although right now there is still not sufficient scientific research that proves that hot liquids can cure colds, according to Ronald Turner, a cold researcher at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, “Heated drinks have a more intense taste which stimulates the flow of saliva and mucus, lubricate the nose and throat and also may help clear bacteria and viruses.”
Think about it! How does it feel having a bowl of warm and tasty chicken soup when you’re feeling sick and gloomy? Soothed and relieved? Yes, many people consider “grandma’s medicine” the best cure for the cold. The advantage of such a traditional cure comes from the broth, which keeps the body hydrated. Research shows that chicken soup is the most effective, among all soups, due to its high protein content--a substance necessary for our body to build antibodies to fight viruses. Hot soup can also reduce the swelling of the nasal cavities and help fight the sickness and speed up the recovery process.
Phix, your all-natural healthy energy drink can also be your pain reliever. Phix is full of green tea antioxidants, as well as Vitamins C and A, which are all necessary nutrients that can boost the immune system and protect your body against viruses. Mix any of your favorite Phix powders with 12 OZ hot water, and let the steam and fruity taste get you out of the winter blues, and feeling happy and healthy!
Last but not least, try to be in a good mood and maintain a positive attitude because all the warm, cozy thoughts associated with that hot Phix or chicken soup may actually activate a healing response in the bodyJ
In Good Health,
Your friends at Phix