Tips to prevent cold and flu
Vitamin C: studies are inconsistent as to whether or not Vitamin C actually speeds the healing process; however, it is well-known that the vitamin is an antioxidant and can help prevent disease.
Garlic: raw garlic is full of amazing health benefits–including being anti-viral. Consuming it helps boost the immune system and fight infections
Vitamin D3: vitamin D fights infections, including colds and the flu, as it regulates the expression of genes that influence your immune system to attack and destroy bacteria and viruses
Hand washing: washing your hands will help avoid transmitting cold and flu viruses
Avoiding touching your nose and eyes will help stop you getting infected: cold and flu viruses can enter your body through the eyes and nose. If you have any infected droplets on your hands, and you touch your eyes or nose, you can pass the virus into your system. By not touching your nose and eyes, you'll reduce your chances of catching a virus.
Control Humidity: in the winter months, temperatures and humidity levels plummet to as low as 10%, which is as dry as the Sahara Desert. People also spend significantly more time indoors, which contributes to the spread of the flu. Recent scientific studies suggests that the low humidity levels may be contributing to the virus' survival.
Consider using a portable air purifier in the rooms where you spend most of your time: most air purifiers circulate air several times per hour while also cleaning the air.
Look for an air purifier model with a HEPA filter, which is what most allergists and doctors recommend. HEPA filters safely remove 99.97% of airborne particles including viruses, germs, dust, mold, pollen, ragweed, pet dander and cigarette smoke.
Look for air purifier with a UV light chamber that will kill the flu virus, mold, and other bacteria potentially living in the air. This germ-free technology is an added safeguard for homeowners.