Lily Storm

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My secret weapon against the sniffles!

I have officially started my one week holiday! But as luck would have it – I start sneezing. Which means a nasty head cold is fast approaching. There are a few things I do to stop it in its tracks though. Works like a charm every time!

1. Green tea and grapes

As you know, green tea is packed with antioxidants. What I like to do is add some grated ginger to my cuppa. Really helps to unblock the nasal passages. When in season, I munch on ice cold grapes. They contain vitamin C and can be very soothing should you have a sore throat.

 2. Honey

A natural antibiotic – down it by the spoonful! Any runny kind will do. Although I have heard that the Manuka variant is particularly good for you. Available online from Faithful To Nature.

3. Vitamin C

Plain old vitamin C tablets from Clicks. I take two twice a day.

4. Drink plenty of water and get lots of rest (good excuse to catch up on that novel!).

And last but not least, it would be a good idea to eliminate alcohol and cigarettes altogether while your body is trying to recover.