Vitamin C Supplements
Even though orange juice is thought to be the go-to drink when you're sick, it's riddled with sugar, so it basically negates the purpose. "It's better to get your Vitamin C from the other supplements I've mentioned," Dr. Arnett stated. Or you can eat your way to health with these certain foods.
Drink Lots of Water
"Staying hydrated is very important," says Dr. Arnett. "Whenever I'm coming down with a cold, I start drinking more water than I normally do." Dr. Arnett says water is key to help flush out toxins, up your immune system, and keep you from being dehydrated, which can lead to a host of other problems and prevent you from getting better.
Sleep, Sleep, and More Sleep
Sleeping is probably the best thing you can do for your body when you start to feel sick. "Ideally, you want to get as much sleep in as you can during the night, and even during the day," Dr. Arnett explains, as it will help your body fight off unwanted illnesses. Go ahead, take that nap.
Wash Your Hands and Disinfect Commonly Used Objects
"Wash your hands often, and disinfect your phone, laptop, table tops," Dr. Arnett said, "and don't share pillowcases, towels, and obviously drinks and utensils with anyone." Getting rid of existing germs on your most often used objects will help you get better. Even if you're already sick, don't think that keeping germs will not make you worse.
Lastly, following a healthy diet of "good fats, protein, and complex carbohydrates," will help keep your internal system going, as Dr. Arnett says. Want some healthy meal ideas? Here are twenty that you can make in no time.
Hey, these doctors must know what they're talking about.