How To Never Get A Cold Again
#1 Don't Pick Your Nose Picking your nose puts the germs on your hands in contact with your membrane, giving those little demons a dir...
#1 Don't Pick Your Nose
Picking your nose puts the germs on your hands in contact with your membrane, giving those little demons a direct path into your system. The fastest way to catch a cold is to touch your nose a lot or enter your nose with your finger, especially if you’re not washing your hands regularly. If you have an itch, or something you need to remove from your nose, use a tissue, and if one’s isn’t on hand, you’re better off using the inside of the collar of your shirt, sleeve, or bottom of your shirt, but never use your finger. It snot a good idea!
Steer clear of sick people whenever feasibly possible. Airborne illnesses travel fast, as people cough of sneeze into the air. These germs are inhaled by your nose or mouth, and travel down your throat and esophagus, spreading throughout your body. When in an enclosed environment with a cougher or sneezer, try to discreetly cover your nose with a part of your shirt, or a hanky. This will prevent the entrance of germs into your body.
#3 Eat Spicy Foods
Spicy foods can ward off germs. Spices such as cayenne pepper contain capsaicin which is great for keeping your nasal passages clear by thinning mucus. Garlic is also great because it contains allicin, a chemical that can stop germs in their track. Either of these spices are easy to add to your diet by sprinkling some cayenne pepper into soups, stews, smoothies and dips, while adding garlic to any sauces can add just the right taste, while fighting viruses.
#4 Don't Rub Your Eyes
As with your nose, touching the membranes to your eyes provides another direct pathway for germs into your body. Rubbing your eyes with your fingers during a work day, or when you are anywhere in public, especially during cold and flu season, increases your chances of getting sick. Touching your eyes or nose is worse than putting your fingers in your mouth. If you can keep that in mind, you will surely prevent, or reduce the frequency of getting colds.
Regular exercise keeps things moving in your body, boosts your immune system and releases endorphins, the feel-good hormone. You should aim for at least three times per week doing exercises that elevate the heart rate for at least 30 minutes per session, and should also include weight resistance training. A boosted immune system will reduce the chances of you catching a cold should you be in close proximity to people who have colds and the flu.
Green leafy vegetables boost your immune system by ensuring that white blood cells are at their peak. White blood cells help the body fight off infections, and preventing your body from succumbing to invaders. Foods like spinach, kale, collard greens, and broccoli all contain chemicals that actually increase white blood cells. Served raw, steamed, or stir fried, you should aim for eating 2 or 3 servings per day. Another great idea is to use them in a green smoothie.
#7 Get More Sleep
Getting enough sleep per night boots your immune system, warding off colds. In fact, the more sleep you get the better off you’ll be. Try to get at least seven hours of sleep per night, especially during cold an flue season. A run down body will not easily fight off viruses that cause the common cold. Most importantly, listen to your body. It will tell you when to stop and rest. The problem is that mot people keep pushing, until they get sick.
#8 Increase Vitamin D
Vitamins really do work. During cold and flu seasons, and especially during the winter months, you should Increase your vitamin D intake to boost your immune system. In the winter months people do not get enough sun, which is rich in the immune-boosting vitamin. Without the sun, people tend to get depressed, but also catch more colds as their immune system weakness. This is one of the most important vitamins to take to prevent colds.
#9 Carrot Juice
Carrot Juice is one of the top ways to stay healthy, and if you feel a cold coming on, it will blast it right out of your system. Packed with vitamin C, it really works for shortening the length of a cold as well. The best way to make carrot juice is with your own juicer. Buying it already juiced in a store diminishes the vitamin quality. The new food pulverizers that makes smoothies out of your fruits and veggies, pulverizing the pulp, give you everything you need.
#10 Suck On Some Zinc