The most important thing you can do is to boost how your body fights off infections. That means to boost your immune system. When your body is in the best shape that it is in, it can easily fight off infections. One of the easiest natural ways is to take Vitamin C. It can be found in many different foods and drinks these days. Citrus fruits used to be the common foods to eat or drink as a way to get your vitamin C. Now, you can also get it in the cereals you eat, boosted orange juice, milk and even yogurt. There are lots of foods that companies put additional vitamin C into these days.
My favorite of all natural flu remedies is Echinacea. It is used as by many homeopathic companies as a way to boost one’s immunity and to provide a shield against colds. It has also been known to reduce any symptoms that you might experience, if you already have a cold or flu. And, it can help reduce the duration of your cold.
Sleep is one thing that many of us don’t get much of these days. Believe it or not, sleep is one of the most important things to keep us from being susceptible to colds, viruses and the swine flu. It’s because a good amount of sleep helps to repair our bodies and build up our immune system. Sleep will also reduce our stress level which helps to keep our immune system strong.
Most people also do not get enough exercise. It is a fact that exercise brings about a healthy body and as well boosts our immune system. Not only that but there also other great benefits, such as reducing asthma, obesity and diabetes.
No one likes bees, but bee pollen or honey is a natural remedy as well as an immune system builder as well.
And, of course, the age old adage – wash your hands. Our parents told us to do so, our schools teach us this and so does every public broadcast. By washing our hands properly we reduce the chance that we will pick up or even propagate any germs such as the swine flu or H1N1. The best thing to do in this case is to wash for a good 15 to 20 seconds and cover the entire surface of your hand.
There are many more natural flu remedies to fight the flu this season, but the best way is certainly through prevention.