Here's How Not To Get A Cold This Winter

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Getting a cold always sucks, but there are some easy - and even fun - ways to prevent it...

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Eat Oysters To Help Prevent Colds

Fruits and vegetables are naturally low in calories and high in fiber to keep your digestive system running efficiently. Don’t forget to add foods like oyster that are high in zinc.

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Mushrooms Boost Immunity

There are several foods that help boost immunity, including yummy mushrooms! They are a powerhouse of potassium, vitamin B and fiber and Vitamin D.

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Garlic Is Good For You

Garlic not only wards off those vampires... but also helps boost your immunity. Garlic is high in Allicin. In a recent study, people who supplemented with garlic for 12 weeks vs. those that didn’t had fewer colds and shorter duration than the placebo group.

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Dark Chocolate Is Good For You

Dark chocolate can actually help fight a cold! The sweet treat contains wonderful zinc as well as polyphenols and other antioxidants to boost your immune system.

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Wash Your Hands

It’s simple. Wash you hands! Keep in mind that you should wash them with warm water for 30 seconds or as long as you it takes you to sing one verse of Happy Birthday! A recent study showed that using paper towels to dry your hands removed more germs and bacteria than the newest hand dryer where people walk away with damp hands which can carry those viruses out the door with you.

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Get Your Fitness On

Exercise can help you from getting sick. Just 20-30 minutes of vigorous activity gets your heart pumping and blood flowing. In studies of women who had exercised for a year compared to those who didn’t, those that exercised had 1/3 of the colds compared to women who didn’t work out.