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6 tips for beating the common cold

The health gurus at Health Matters share the best natural ways to boost your immune system during flu season.

1. Water
Hydration is vital at all times, of course, but during a cold, it can be extra helpful. Up your water intake, to keep hydrated in case of a high temperature, while flushing toxins from your system.

2. Mint leaves
Blend mint with coconut oil to create a natural vapour rub.

3. Sleep
Getting to bed early while under the weather can speed up the convalescence no end. Close the book, turn off the TV, the laptop, the light and snuggle down for the night.

4. Fruit
You may not have much of an appetite when suffering from a cold, so fruit is a perfect way to snack yourself well. Fruit gives the body a massive injection of vitamins, which will support the body in fighting off viruses. Berries are jampacked full of antioxidants.

5. Probiotic yoghurt
Natural yogurt with live cultures will support your immune system as it clears bacteria from your body.

6. Garlic
Garlic is another food highly regarded for its antibiotic properties. Eat it raw for quicker absorption.

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