Prevention is better than cure, but sometimes the inevitable happens. When you're tired and run down and the flu epidemic is doing its round, it can take you down with it!
If you've caught the flu, don't worry - there are a few steps you can take to deal with it straight away. First, you must surrender - call in sick, climb into bed and get ready to rest up. Then, you must do the following...
Four tips to take care of yourself when you’ve got the flu
#1: Replenish your body with bone broth
Bone broths aren’t just good for your gut, but for your entire body. Easy to drink when you’re feeling weak and don’t have much of an appetite, bone broths are super-hydrating and pack a host of replenishing minerals and amino acids. Yes, this is why your mom’s chicken soup is still the go-to comfort food when you’re feeling under the weather. Mom always knows best!
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#2: Soothe your sore throat with ginger, honey and lemon
One of the most annoying – not to mention painful – symptoms of the flu is a sore, scratchy throat. Luckily, there are some kitchen remedies that can soothe your throat and make you feel less mucusy – try making a fresh brew with ground ginger, raw honey and squeezed lemon. This delicious concoction is anti-inflammatory and also helps relieve nausea. If you’d like to add something extra for the mucus, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the mix.
#3: Reduce your fever with oregano oil
Another common symptom of the flu? A fever. You can bring your temperature down by using oregano oil – an anti-viral agent that works just as well as an antibiotic when it comes to reducing a fever and soothing sinusitis. Add a few drops of the oil to a hot steam bath or drink it diluted in water.
#4: Recover with a probiotic supplement
Your immune system
relies on healthy gut bacteria. So if you aren’t already, start taking a probiotic supplement or eating more probiotic-rich foods like yoghurt, kefir, sauerkraut, pickles, miso and dark chocolate.
Although it’s too late to stop this round of the flu, these tips are sure to fight off the next one!
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