Two home remedies that could help fight a cold

Posted: February 23, 2023 | By: Rocio Ramos

We’re two months into the new year and winter doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Cooler weather is still present in many parts of the country and likewise, cold and flu symptoms. With kids back at school, travel, and events in full swing, we’re more likely than not to come in contact with some germs. And while boosting your immune system with supplements is a great way to support your recovery from a cold, a little old school home remedy might also be your key to fast recovery.

A Warm Bowl of Chicken Soup

Most people don’t have a huge appetite when they fall victim to a cold or flu, but your body NEEDS nutrients to function. And when you’re not feeling well, it’s even more important to make sure you’re getting food to help your body combat the virus. As kids, our parents go-to when you’d catch a cold would be chicken noodle soup and they weren’t wrong. Recently, experts have agreed that chicken noodle soup might help you recover from the symptoms of a cold or flu.

It could be that chicken soup has vegetables and protein that are essential to your diet. It could be that it simply warms you up a little bit and brings you joy. Studies have also suggested that chicken soup has certain qualities that help minimize inflammation in the body. Whatever the case, a nice bowl of chicken soup when you’re not feeling well is a great option to help you feel better faster. Try making this Chicken Soup recipe from All Things Healthy next time you have someone in your household who isn’t feeling well.

Spoon full of Honey

Just like chicken noodle soup, many of us may have also been given honey as kids to help soothe a sore throat or nighttime cough. The sweet taste and smooth texture was always a much better option than the sharp taste of cough syrup. However, studies have found that honey might actually be a better option than cough syrup for children. Honey does have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which experts say are what may help with coughing. Youngevity offers an incredible Eucalyptus & Honey Winter Thyme Syrup that is also a great option and includes additional botanicals to support a healthy recovery.

So next time you’re feeling the side effects of a cold or flu, make sure you’re adding these two home remedies as part of your recovery. And really, a warm bowl of chicken soup and spoon full of honey are great anytime during cold weather.

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