As the saying goes, willing umbrella before it rains. Better to prevent, before suffering the flu.
Wash, rinse, repeat
Johns Hopkins University microbiologist Andrew Pekosz said, the first thing you can do to protect themselves from the cold or the flu is frequent hand washing with clean thoroughly. In a pinch, use a hand sanitizer or hand sanitizers containing at least 60 percent alcohol.
Moisten the air around you
Apparently, very humid air can be toxic to the flu virus. The scientists are not too sure why. But one possibility, virus-containing droplets shrink rapidly in a dry environment, which allows it to last longer.
In humid air, the same droplet may be more severe and more rapidly falling to the floor. One way, use a humidifier to maintain humidity levels between 40 and 60 percent.
Just one cup
If you include people who like alcoholic drinks, should begin to reduce its intensity to a glass per day, especially during flu season. Based on the study BMC Immunology, alcohol can impair the ability of white blood cells to fight the virus up to 24 hours after your sip.
Do not rely on vitamin C
Vitamin C is already known to fight the flu. However, it has never been proven that vitamin C really can ward off the flu. A number of studies suggest, if you are already sick, it just does not have an impact in accelerating the healing process.
Get plenty of rest
People who often sleep less than seven hours a night would be more at risk of catching a cold than those who slept for eight hours or more. When lack of sleep, the body will produce too many cytokines, proteins that trigger flu-like symptoms when you are sick.
Eating fruits and vegetables
Eat fruits and vegetables are colorful to fight free radicals that can lower the body resistance. Do not be afraid to eat and drink fruit and vegetables in large quantities.And, the brighter the color the higher the levels of antioxidants.