As the weather becomes colder and we stay indoors more, people often catch colds or other viruses. The cold and flu season can begin as early as October and usually ends sometime in April.
Food and drink, could threaten or improve the condition of the body. So let’s see what to eat in cold and flu season, and what to take if you get cold and flu.
Carbohydrates serve as the fastest and easiest source of energy. Complex carbohydrates we find in cereals, potatoes, fruits, rice, dough, and ordinary in sugar or sucrose. Complex carbohydrates are broken down gradually in the body and continuously pass into the blood. Therefore, they are long-term energy source. It is desirable to eat with every meal during the cold days.
Unlike carbohydrates, proteins are matters for the construction and functioning of our body. The diet should equally contain protein – lean red or white meat, fish, dairy products, vegetable oil, soy products and cereals. Balanced varied diet will provide the body with sufficient amounts of carbohydrates and protein, and so the body will quickly recover. It is important to emphasize that red meat is a greater source of biotin, coenzyme Q10, which are necessary for proper operation and maintenance of the cell cycle that contributes to the creation of energy. But the meat, besides biotin contains a greater amount of carnitine, which is important for recovery of muscle strength and endurance.
The most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands. A common way to catch a cold is by rubbing your nose or eyes, so to protect against infection wash your hands frequently.
Even when your hands are clean, staying healthy means more than simply avoiding germs. Healthy bodies have an easier time fighting off infection. To stay healthy and boost your immune system:
- Get plenty of rest
- Eat a well-balanced diet
- Exercise regularly
- Decrease stress
- Cut back on unhealthy habits, such as smoking and over consuming alcohol.
Some studies have shown that a session of moderate physical activity produces positive effects on the immune system. Over time, this means catching fewer colds and other upper respiratory tract infections.
And YES take much Vitamin C, it is your main ally in the fight against colds and flu. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits and juices. Only 10% to 20% of adults get the recommended nine servings of fruits and vegetables daily. For the rest of the people it is not practical to consume the required servings of fruits and vegetables because of the fast and busy lifestyle we all have, so we can take just one pill of DOC Vitamin C.
But if by any chance you catch cold or flu, we offer you our DOC NATURAL syrups and our DOC Vitamin C.
- DOC NATURAL Syrup for kids (+3 years old) is an herbal syrup with thyme honey, althea, vitamin C, lemon-fennel essential oil and stevia. It alleviates the symptoms of cold, soothes sore throat and relieves cough. It’s a food supplement with natural extracts (no colourings, alcohol free).
- DOC NATURAL Syrup for adults contains the same herbs as syrup for kids plus dittany of Crete. It’s a natural syrup which relieves, due to its constituents, the symptoms of common cold (cough, catarrh), it soothes sore throat and it enhances body’s defence. It’s a food supplement with natural extracts (no colourings, alcohol free).
- DOC Vitamin C 1000mg is a dietary supplement with superior lemon taste. Just take one tablet and put it in 200ml water.
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