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Friday, March 3, 2017

5 Tips to survive the flu

Don't you just love how I'm starting this new month on such a positive note?! I mean, can you even? ahaha No, but for real babes, it wasn't planed to start like this, but sadly I have the flu. Instead of feeling sorry for myself, I decided to share some tips to help you, in case you have the flue or feeling down for whatever reason. 

I don't know about where you're living, but in Milan everyone seems to be sick, I swear everyone in my office had the flu. I was lucky enough to avoid it until now, but apparently saying I'm super heathy and won't get it made karma slap me in the face with some flu. To provide even more entertainment, I filmed these tips. So in case you want to see and hear me ramble on have a look, would make me super happy, but I'm also sharing them in writing. Also, in the video there are three extra tips for you!


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1. Drink a lot of water and eat fruit. Water is important in general, but especially when you're sick. Fruit are full of vitamins, which is exactly what your body needs. In case you hate eating them, you can also drink vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant that reduces cold symptoms.

2. A nice cup of tea is soothing and warms you up, which is why it's my second must. You can go for green tea, a personal fave, or fruit tea or any you enjoy. I would suggest adding a teaspoon of raw honey, which again has a lot of benefits like being anti-bacterial and boosting your immune system.

3. Depending on your culture this one may differ, but a nice bowl of soup is simply heaven. Sometimes when everything seems to hurt and it's hard to breath because of the cold, you loose appetite, at least I do, but a soup is easy to eat and full of nutritious goodness. Eating a bone broth eases flu symptoms, reduces inflammation and improves your sleep.

4. My next tip is to take vitamins, natural ones would be best. This is something I do daily, not just when I have the flu. They can help strengthen your immune system so you're less likely to get sick. Also, once you get the flu take whatever pills you feel comfortable with. I know not everyone likes to take medicine, but letting it get worse and infecting everyone in your surroundings isn't nice. Ask your mother, doctor or pharmacist what they recommend and listen to them. 

5. The last tip is to sleep! Your body is fighting against the bacterias that are making you sick, so you need to take it easy and try to rest as much as possible. 

Do you have any extra tips?

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41 comments

  1. Great post, thanks for sharing! i'll try it later :3

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  2. sleep always helps me the most!
    great post!
    xoxo
    Patinka
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  3. Great post! Thanks for sharing!
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  4. Such a great recap! I have been lucky to not be sick this season, but I know it's coming! I'll def be using some of these tips!

    Annessa
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  5. Oh thanks for share these amazing tips
    xx

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  6. This is truly such great post, I love it, thank you for sharing and the tips, cannot wait for the next post!!!

    xxx

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  7. Lovely tips. As a student naturopath I recommend warming foods like soup and herbal tea, lots of fluid, and vitamins like zinc and Vit C.

    In terms of tea, green wouldn't be my go to as it's not the most powerful or specific in terms of fighting off a cold. In my industry we commonly prescribe "YEP" tea which is a combination of yarrow, elderflower and peppermint. I also like to add echinacea into it too. Echinacea is actually the best thing you could drink in tea form to help.

    Oh and my favorite tip of all is raw garlic! Crush a clove and eat it at the first sign of a cold and you won't even get sick 9 times out of 10.


    Adrianna xx

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  8. My favourite tip that I've managed to find is to eat Marshmallows, how random right? But it really helps soothe a sore throat and because they can be quite surgery, they give you that surge of energy :)

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  9. Drinking a lot of water & loads of sleep help the best ;)
    Nati xx
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  10. U are so sweet and so cute <3
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  11. Loved your blouse in the video! Hope you feel better soon!
    I also just started following you on GFC would love if you followed back
    xx Leah

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  12. Great post and video! Thanks for the tips!

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  13. Great tips!!

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  14. I really suck at having the flu, I am such a mope when it comes to it lol Love your tips! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  15. Thanks for sharing: no one can have enough tips to avoid the flu..!! I eat a lot of fruits instead of taking vitamins. Have a wonderful weekend! Xx Susanne - http://bagatyou.com

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  16. I love a bowl of soup when I have a cold or flu - nothing better from the nose
    xx

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

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  17. Here in Spain is everyone sick also!
    Ha ha,
    great post dear!
    Emma
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  18. such great tips!! thanks for sharing :)

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  19. Wonderful post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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  20. Having the flu is the worst! I'm totally with you on vitamins - Vitamin C is my favourite, and I also love echinacea!
    xo
    Siffat
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  21. Lovely post! Maybe we could follow each other on GFC and instagram @djonovicm? If yes, follow me and I follow back as soon as I see it.
    Let me know with a comment on my Blog

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  22. I hope you feel better soon! Taking vitamins is so simple, but I always forget to haha

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  23. Ginger, lemon & honey dear! tThat always helps me ;)

    Jovita from Black Vanilla
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  24. As I currently have the flu, those tips will be helpful!

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  25. Interesting post!! Thanks for share it with us!!
    xx
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  26. Hi sweetie, I am down with flu so your tips are so helpful! Thank you for sharing!!!
    X
    Miri

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  27. A nice cup of tea always work for me.

    Bernie, xx
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  28. Aw, feel better, Carina! The flu is never fun, but these tips definitely help :)

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  29. Great tips babe! I hope to skip the flu this year!! <3

    X Merel
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  30. Lovely tips, I had my flu jab and luckily haven't had the flu yet this year but I will keep these in mind.

    Lauren x Huggled

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