There are almost as many remedies for the common cold as there are colds, but are they effective? Colds cannot be cured, but there are some cold home remedies you can try to ease your symptoms. The following are a few common cold remedies and what is known about them.
Besides getting enough rest, these remedies might help you feel better:
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How to Get Rid of Cold?
What you do if you have got a cold? It’s not necessary that you go to a doctor for these small diseases and it’s also not necessary that the time is right when you go to a doctor.
To get rid of this disease you should know some home remedies. Here are two preferred alternatives for dealing with a cold.
1. Sleep It Off
The main problem people have when they get a cold is that it interferes with their already busy life. How are you supposed to work if you feel sick?
So you take drugs or even just herbal medicines to alleviate the symptoms, and you continue working like crazing, staying up late, going out, eating out, and never giving your body the chance to heal.
When you have got cold, you should think, “Great! A cold! That’s my opportunity to catch up on the rest I desperately need, and my chance to let my body heal itself!”
What you’ll need to do is start spending long hours in bed. Rest as much as possible. Cancel those appointments that are not urgent, those nights out, and other activities.
Stop your exercise program for a few days, and rest as much as possible. If that’s not possible, at least take it really easy, and go to bed super-early. Give your body a chance to heal and it will do an amazing job at it, I promise.
2. Eat Properly
Here are a few recommendations that will definitely help you recover from a cold in the shortest time possible.
- Eat only fruits and vegetables. Those are the easiest foods to digest. Avoid protein foods or fat, or starch.
- Drink plenty of warm water.
- Eat a very simple diet. Smoothies, fresh juices, raw fruits in vegetables. No cooked foods except at the most, steamed vegetables.
- Eat according to hunger and if not hungry skip a few meals. There’s no harm and only good in doing that.
Eating a simple raw food diet when you have a cold will help you recover in the shortest time possible, without doing any harm to the body.
A short fast is also advisable (2-3 days max). Combine that with plenty of rest, and you’ll have a winning formula to get rid of that nasty cold.
By learning proper nutrition habits, you’ll also make sure that you stay healthy all the time and never have to go through that again!
Cold remedies are almost as common as the common cold, but are they effective? Nothing can cure a cold, but there are some remedies that might help ease your symptoms and keep you from feeling so miserable.