What Actually Helps When You’re Sick

Everyone knows the basics when it comes to being sick. Rest, drink water, and take vitamin C. There are contradictory findings from studies on the affects of vitamin C, some studies show that taking the vitamin can shorten the amount of time you are sick while others found it has no substantial benefits. There are so many other things you can do to feel better while you are sick. A lot of natural remedies can help with this. Here are some of my favorite vitamins and foods to get me feeling better faster:

  • Vitamins- I like to drink vitamin water along with adding emergenC packets
  • Extra water
  • Foods that contain garlic
  • Zinc supplements
  • Elderberry
  • Honey
  • Soup- my favorite is chicken gnocchi
  • Broths
  • Coconut water
  • Warm lemon water with honey
  • Fruits 
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Hot tea
  • Ginger
  • Spicy foods- this helps with congestion 
  • Oatmeal
  • Avocados

Try to stay away from alcohol, coffee, caffeinated beverages and other things that can make you dehydrated. In addition, using a humidifier can help. You should also stay home and rest until you feel better. Doing all of these will help speed up your recovery!

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