Some flu prevention tips from Nurse Gina:
Flu Prevention Tips
We can all do our part in staying healthy and avoiding the flu and other illnesses out there. Here are a few tips to help you and your family in keeping the “doctor” and medications away.
Wash your hands –
Wash your hands using warm soapy water for 20 seconds is the best defense. Do not touch your face, the flu gets in your body through your nose, mouth or eyes.
When you cough or sneeze, do so in your elbow not to spread germs. If you use a tissue, throw it away and wash your hands.
Door knobs, light switches, counter tops and remotes need to be frequently cleaned and disinfected where the virus can live. Also, don’t forget about your cell phone; disinfect daily, they are near your face.
FLU FIGHTING FOODS
Honey – Honey slows the growth of microbes that can cause infection. It also known to help with allergy symptoms if using a “local” made honey.
Lemon Juice- Lemon contains Vitamin C and has antimicrobial properties. You can squeeze into your water or use with cooking to get the benefits.
Ginger root- Ginger can ease vomiting, diarrhea and nausea. Ginger is a warming spice and is a natural anti-inflammatory.
Vegetables- vegetables that contain antioxidants and vitamin C, these include leafy greens, Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and Broccoli.
Chicken Noodle Soup- Yes, it true! The chicken contains a compound called Carnosine. This helps slow inflammation caused by infections. Hot chicken noodle soup eases congestion.
Try some of these tips and let’s all do what we can to stay healthy and be ready to learn!