Summertime can be a joyous season, full of good weather and good memories. However, just like any other season, an unpredictable and unwelcomed bug may come your way. But this is no ordinary creepy crawler kind of bug, it is the kind of bug that gets you sneezing and sniffling!! It is the kind of bug that can lead to a summer cold!
Typically, we associate colds with fall and the winter. With the lower temperature and the wind, a little sniffling and coughs seem almost inevitable. Unfortunately, the cold can be just as common in the summer. Moreover, the cold in the summer can be just as bad as it is in the winter; sometimes it may be even more uncomfortable, especially with the heat! Nevertheless, there are many ways to soothe your aches, pains, and your worries.
First and foremost, it is important to keep your body clean, especially your hands. Although this might seem like a very obvious thing to do, but it can be one of the best things to do as well. So remember to wash your hands! Another great way to naturally help with your cold is with Maple Organics Cold & Flu Therapy Balm and Maple’s Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil. Both products can help relieve stuffy noses, discomfort associated with cough + congestion, and can reduce inflammation.
It is also very important to stay hydrated and to abstain from sugary drinks – or just from any junk food as well! In fact, it would be extremely beneficial to maintain a healthy diet full of nutritious foods. Here a few things you can try out to help with your cold:
- Eat foods that are high in Vitamin C
- Add a little cinnamon, ginger, or turmeric in your diet! All three items have anti-inflammatory properties and can help ease some cold symptoms. You may even want to consume all three in a nice soothing cup of tea!
- Try to add more greens and fresh produce to your meals
- Honey can be a great sweetener to a drink and it can also help with your cold!