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Sick Of Cold & Flu Season? Bigelow Tea Is Good For What Ails You.

Brrrr! It’s cold out and all of a sudden…..aaaaah-choo!  (On no!) Unfortunately, cold and flu season is here and sometimes, no matter how hard you try, there’s no avoiding getting sick. But check out the #TeaProudly community who know what’s up when it comes to staving off those winter sniffles!  On Twitter @Crystalball1976 says: @bigelowtea Thank you–your tea is helping me out right now….. early stages of a cold. Hope I caught it in time by drinking lots of mint tea!” #TeaProudly

What can we do?  Check out these helpful tips which might just help you proactively survive the winter:

  1. Wash your hands. Viruses and bacteria spread when those who are infected cough, sneeze, or blow their nose. (ewww!) It’s a good idea to wash your hands frequently year-round, but during cold and flu season it is an absolute must. Carry a small container of hand sanitizer with you just in case you don’t have access to soap and water.
  2. Keep it clean! Clean and disinfect surfaces such as tables, countertops and doorknobs at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.
  3. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. If you know someone at work or school who isn’t feeling well, steer clear and maintain limited contact until they’re better. It’s nothing personal—you need to stay healthy!
  4. Eat (and drink!) a healthy diet. Foods containing vitamins C and E are believed to be helpful in supporting the immune system. Sunflower seeds, almonds and spinach are all rich in vitamin E, and you can get your daily vitamin C from foods like citrus fruits, strawberries, broccoli and tomatoes, so bring on those fruits and veggies, yeah! Researchers at Harvard University also found that drinking five cups of black tea a day quadrupled the body’s immune defense system after two weeks, probably because of theanine, a powerful little amino acid found in both black and green tea.
  5. Get a good night’s rest. Getting enough sleep can keep you from feeling run-down and help you maintain a healthy immune system. Try some soothing and relaxing like Chamomile Vanilla Herbal Tea with Honey as a yummy after-dinner treat—it may help you unwind and get the zzzzzz’s you need.

And how about these tips if you (OH NO!) come down with something:

  1. Stay hydrated. Increasing your fluid intake when you’re sick prevents dehydration, which can be caused by fever, coughing and sneezing.  Warm liquids (like tea!) may soothe a sore, scratchy throat and help to thin mucus. According to ear, nose and throat specialist Murray Grossan, MD; drinking tea and breathing in steam also stimulates the cilia—the hair follicles in the nose—to move out germs more efficiently. Buh-bye!
  2. If you’re sick, stay home. If you have the flu or a bad cold, take some time off from work or school. Not only do you need to rest, if you’re out and about when you’re sick, you could infect others. Elderly people, children and those with weakened immune systems can develop very serious illnesses if exposed to the cold or flu virus.
  3. Take it easy. Expending energy saps valuable resources from your immune system, so take a time-out when you’re sick. Nap, read, binge-watch that show you’ve been meaning to get to (yay!), and sip a soothing cup of Benefits Lemon and  Echinacea Herbal Tea, but take it easy so you can get back on your feet as soon as possible.

Have any tips on staying healthy this winter? Tag #TeaProudly to share your remedies!