Cold and Flu remedies that actually work
Back

Cold and Flu remedies that actually work

December 18, 2018

Are you sick and tired of those cold and flu remedies that just don’t cut it? 🤧 Or flu remedies that are a waste of money? Well wait no longer as I'm here today to tell you our top 5 remedies proven to help build your immune system whilst making you feel your old self again ✨


1. Zinc to make the boys wink 😉

Zinc is a great supplement to take just as you feel a cold coming on. So, around 24 hours before your cold has developed you should start taking this supplement or try finding it through your day to day foods. E.g. Turkey which is also high in protein, Lentils which are full of fibre and Cashews which are high in good fats. With Zinc, you want to make sure you are not over doing it, so try to stick to a daily routine of 5mg-10mg. Seek medical advice on zinc if you have any deficiencies.


2. All you need is Vitamin C 🍍🍓

Vitamin C is one of the best most well known supplements to help boost your immune system and also to help fight colds! BUT here’s the catch that people don’t normally tell you about this life saver supplement... it's best used as a preventative and should be taken daily to help prevent cold and flu symptom’s before they start. So putting this supplement into your daily routine could save you a lot of money and a whole lot of time and effort trying to recover. You can also find this through your foods such as fruits, so many try whipping up a fruit salad for breakfast or a snack. My favourite fruits are orange slices, pineapple chunks and a mixture of berries.


3. Sweet like Honey 🍯

Oh Honey Honey Honey! What a great and healthy way to sneak some sugar into your diet to sooth your sore throat or even to help boost your energy for the day. As we all know having the flu can not just bring your energy levels down, but it also brings your mood down! I suggest you go to your nearest shop and invest in a big jar of honey! Try to use it little and often throughout the day with some hot water and lemon, or even before bed to help with any restless you may feel during your nights sleep.


4. Crush it, Slice it or Chew it, it’s the one the only Garlic! 🥣

1 Garlic clove a day will keep the doctor away. It is used for so many scrumptious recipes all over the world but will also help to try and cure that nasty runny nose and chesty cough. This ingredient is best eaten raw! ... Yes I said raw... but adding a clove to a nutritional soup to help ease the taste is always a good idea. Make your own soup so you know exactly what foods are in it as some soups can be so high in salt and sugar, so whilst your fighting that cold you can also watch your waist line.

If you’re absolutely against the raw garlic clove I suggest getting the garlic in a supplement form but make sure you get the purest of garlic brand.

 

5. Rest, Sleep, Repeat 💤

Beating that winter cold can be exhausting as your body is fighting 10x harder to recover. It needs more nutrients and self love otherwise you’ll find yourself being more prone to coming down with the flu and not fully recovering. So, remember its ok to put your feet up with a cup of anything warm and try to rest!

If you’re working a full time or part time job take time after work to go home soak in a hot bath and some fresh Pj's ready to take chill time to another level.

 

I hope this is useful advice if you have unfortunately come down with the dreaded Winter cold & flu ☹️ 

 

Robyn x

Sign up to our newsletters

Related Articles
Music as A Motivator
Music as A Motivator
February 11, 2019
I don’t know about you, but I just LOVE working out with some of my
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
To Retreat, Or Not To Retreat: That Is The Question!
To Retreat, Or Not To Retreat: That Is The Question!
February 05, 2019
👉🏽 If you can hear a Results with Lucy retreat calling YOUR name, click here
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
Your Results with Lucy Body Confidence Masterclass
Your Results with Lucy Body Confidence Masterclass
March 11, 2019
For a lot of women who join one of our Results with Lucy memberships, it
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
10 Ways to Sneak in Exercise into YOUR Daily Routine with Results with Lucy
10 Ways to Sneak in Exercise into YOUR Daily Routine with Results with Lucy
March 04, 2019
When it comes to health and fitness, every choice you make determines how quickly you
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
#rwlreinventforlent2019 Our RwL Alternative Lent Ideas!
#rwlreinventforlent2019 Our RwL Alternative Lent Ideas!
March 05, 2019
After all of the pancakes have been enjoyed on Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) 🥞, Lent
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
Find your Fitness Time - Working Out to Fit Your Lifestyle with Results with Lucy!
Find your Fitness Time - Working Out to Fit Your Lifestyle with Results with Lucy!
March 04, 2019
Hi Dolls, I’m Jo and I am one of the Results with Lucy Ambassadors and
Pancake Day 2019
Pancake Day 2019
February 28, 2019
🥞 For a tasty treat or a lazy morning breakfast, we're here to give you
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
5 Ways To Boost Your Energy Levels
5 Ways To Boost Your Energy Levels
February 27, 2019
Do you often feel tired and wish you could be more energetic and able to
By: Cecilia Harris
The Ultimate Guide To Help You Overcome Your Plateau
The Ultimate Guide To Help You Overcome Your Plateau
February 26, 2019
It’s fairly common that most people on a weight loss journey will hit a plateau.
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
REAL RESULTS - KATIE BISHOP
REAL RESULTS - KATIE BISHOP
February 22, 2019
  Name: Katie Bishop Age: 26 Length of current progress: 9 months Weight lost: 3
Health & Fitness - Star PT Secrets
Health & Fitness - Star PT Secrets
February 22, 2019
January 2019 - 
With Self Love: Body Positivity
With Self Love: Body Positivity
February 08, 2019
Body positivity has been a topic of much discussion over the last year. Why do
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
#caseysdiary - My Second Trimester Of Pregnancy
#caseysdiary - My Second Trimester Of Pregnancy
February 14, 2019
Missed Casey's First Trimester blog? Click here to catch up!   GLOWING! ✨One word I was
Couples that train together!
Couples that train together!
February 13, 2019
Hey! My names Bek and I’m one of the RWL Ambassadors, I have been with
A FREE 3-course meal for 2 people this Valentines Day
A FREE 3-course meal for 2 people this Valentines Day
February 12, 2019
If you’re looking for a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth this Valentines Day
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
How To Build Support Networks
How To Build Support Networks
February 06, 2019
How To Build Support Network We've all been there, starting out on our new health
Mental Health and Me: How I Use Results with Lucy to Promote Positive Mental Health
Mental Health and Me: How I Use Results with Lucy to Promote Positive Mental Health
February 06, 2019
Results with Lucy Ambassador, Jayme, tells us all about how she uses Results with Lucy
How To Eat Healthy For Less with Results with Lucy
How To Eat Healthy For Less with Results with Lucy
January 31, 2019
It is 100% possible to eat healthy for less whilst following Results With Lucy. If
#selfcaresunday : Why Self Care is SO Important
#selfcaresunday : Why Self Care is SO Important
February 08, 2019
Self-care is so important to us all and you can show yourself some self-care in
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
#foreverfitafterforty: The Changing Shape of Forty-Something
#foreverfitafterforty: The Changing Shape of Forty-Something
January 24, 2019
Meet Results with Lucy’s Head PT, Cecilia and one of our RwL Ambassadors, Christine:  
By: Cecilia Harris
The Feel Good Factor: What Makes You Feel Good?
The Feel Good Factor: What Makes You Feel Good?
January 30, 2019
With the fast-paced nature of 21st century life we can often find ourselves not affording
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
Failure vs. Success: Why failing is part of your success!
Failure vs. Success: Why failing is part of your success!
January 20, 2019
How often have you though to yourself; “I didn’t stick to my diet this week,
By: Cecilia Harris
Reframing Your Mindset Around Food
Reframing Your Mindset Around Food
January 14, 2019
We’ve all been there! Setting ourselves an inspiring goal and committing to a new healthy lifestyle.
How to Stop the Curse of the New Year’s Resolution!
How to Stop the Curse of the New Year’s Resolution!
January 11, 2019
It is said that 60% of people who start a resolution to become healthier stop
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
Why did your last diet fail? Find the PERFECT diet for you today!
Why did your last diet fail? Find the PERFECT diet for you today!
January 10, 2019
Why did your last diet fail?... It's because you didn't KISS enough 😱 Keep it Simple Sister
By: Cecilia Harris
Sports Bras For Bigger Busts
Sports Bras For Bigger Busts
January 15, 2019
Results with Lucy is all about getting fit and feeling good in the comfort of
6 top tips to getting back on track
6 top tips to getting back on track
July 30, 2018
Lots of people find it difficult to maintain any kind of structure over Christmas which can
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
#caseysdiary - My First Trimester of Pregnancy
#caseysdiary - My First Trimester of Pregnancy
January 10, 2019
"PREGNANT! One word I thought I might not get to hear again, and here I
Vitality in Veganuary
Vitality in Veganuary
January 11, 2019
It’s the time of year where New Year’s resolutions are in abundance and the Veganuary
What Equipment Should I Buy? Your Guide to Getting Started with Your Workouts
What Equipment Should I Buy? Your Guide to Getting Started with Your Workouts
January 05, 2019
When starting out on a new workout program, it can be a little overwhelming 🤯
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
Your Guide to Motivation and Creating Healthy Habits
Your Guide to Motivation and Creating Healthy Habits
December 28, 2018
For many, a New Year brings silent promises of change, feelings of hope and a
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
Your January Guide to Starting Your Health & Wellness Journey
Your January Guide to Starting Your Health & Wellness Journey
December 21, 2018
It’s that time of year where we indulge on all of the treats, drink a
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
Cold and Flu remedies that actually work
Cold and Flu remedies that actually work
December 18, 2018
Are you sick and tired of those cold and flu remedies that just don’t cut
6 moves to thinner thighs
6 moves to thinner thighs
November 19, 2018
Bikini season may be well and truly over... ❄️😰   ... but summer bodies can
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
To snack or not to snack that is the question
To snack or not to snack that is the question
October 24, 2018
Although our grandparents and great-grandparents typically ate three meals a day, today we eat five
By: Cecilia Harris
Why it's NEVER too late to get started
Why it's NEVER too late to get started
October 23, 2018
Have you ever decided to make a healthy lifestyle change but quickly given up or
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
My Ultimate FAQ's
My Ultimate FAQ's
October 19, 2018
I get asked soooooo many of the same questions every single day about fitness, health
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
How to begin your self love journey
How to begin your self love journey
October 18, 2018
Why are we drawn to these magazines that do nothing but demean us? I strongly
By: Cecilia Harris
Winter weight loss & motivation tips ❄️👍🏼
Winter weight loss & motivation tips ❄️👍🏼
October 17, 2018
Despite your best intentions... you know that over the festive period and upcoming Winter months,
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
The best diet which will work for YOU
The best diet which will work for YOU
September 25, 2018
The Best Diet That Works for You: The One You Can Stick To All the
By: Cecilia Harris
Does at home, online personal training really work?
Does at home, online personal training really work?
September 25, 2018
This is a common question we get asked at Results with Lucy. You only have
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
11 exercises you can do at your desk
11 exercises you can do at your desk
September 11, 2018
How many hours do YOU spend sitting at your desk every single day? How long
By: Cecilia Harris
Overcoming social anxiety
Overcoming social anxiety
September 12, 2018
Have you ever felt Self-Conscious in social situations? Have you ever worried excessively about going
Am I getting enough protein? 🤔
Am I getting enough protein? 🤔
September 07, 2018
We get sooo many questions about protein here at RwL HQ, so we thought we'd quickly
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
Why it's not too late to STILL get fit this year
Why it's not too late to STILL get fit this year
August 22, 2018
Have you ever decided to make a healthy lifestyle change but quickly given up or
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
Top tips on toning up
Top tips on toning up
August 08, 2018
It's quite simple on how to lose weight & tone up which is why we
By: Cecilia Harris
GET LEAN: What my low-carb diet results actually looked like
GET LEAN: What my low-carb diet results actually looked like
August 02, 2018
I've tried my fair share of weird weight-loss strategies in my life like most people.
By: Cecilia Harris
How to get the most out of Results with Lucy
How to get the most out of Results with Lucy
July 27, 2018
Signed up to Results with Lucy recently, or looking to, and not sure really where
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
How to avoid temptations and say no!
How to avoid temptations and say no!
July 27, 2018
Just say NO! If only it was that simple... well actually, it is!😮 We are
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
How to reduce bloating on holiday
How to reduce bloating on holiday
July 25, 2018
Let's face it... at some point whilst you're away, you're most probably going to feel bloated from the
By: Lucy Mecklenburgh
0 Comments

All blog comments are checked prior to publishing