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Stop a cold in its tracks

Top 3 Tips for Stopping a cold before it gets going

Staying hydrated

Staying hydrated cuts down on symptoms like a sore throat and stuffy nose, it also boosts your immune system and keeps your energy levels on the up.

Gargle with salt water

To combat a scratchy throat add half a teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water. The salt draws out excess water in your throat’s tissues, reducing the inflammation, and clears mucous and irritants from the back of the throat. The rinse also flushes out bacteria and viruses, which may help whether you’re getting a cold or want to prevent one in the first place.

At the end of the day

Last chance for germ-fighting!
A healthy diet can help fuel the immune system, so choose a dinner that includes protein-packed foods like lean meat, fish, or beans, with a whole-grain side like brown rice and plenty of antioxidant-rich vegetables. Take a hot shower before bed if you’re still feeling stuffy. Then get a good night’s sleep.

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