Runny noses, phlegmy coughs and sweating cause us to lose body fluids, leaving us dehydrated and thirsty. The obvious response is to reach for a hot drink, but as caffeine is also dehydrating, regular tea or coffee will only exacerbate the problem.
Most herbal teas are caffeine-free, however, allowing you to enjoy your warm drink without the dehydrating side-effects.
- Drinking more often
Replace moisture lost in coughs and sneezes by drinking regularly throughout the day. It is particularly important to keep hydrated if you have a fever.
- Boosting your vitamin intake
Fruit juices and soups will quench your thirst while supplying essential vitamins.
- Getting plenty of rest
Studies have shown that deep sleep increases immune functions. Skipping sleep will simply prolong your cold