Help Your Family Fight Colds With These Vegan Remedies
Oh, no! One of your kids has the sniffles. Now what? The whole family can’t get sick—you’re just about to take the vacation that you’ve been planning all winter! Stress no more: Check out some tried-and-true ways to help kids fight colds.
Experts recommend drinking 8 ounces of fluids every few hours. There are many options for getting hydrated:
Vegetable juice, broth, or soup
Herbal teas such as ginger or Echinacea, which can help boost the immune system
The vitamin-packed cooking water from boiling broccoli
Equal parts water and apple cider vinegar, warmed (but not boiled), with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper (which is high in vitamin C)
Set up a vaporizer or a humidifier to help loosen mucus.
Serve up some spicy foods to help clear sinuses.
There are two kinds of coughs—the productive kind (when the lungs are trying to expel something) and the unproductive kind (that nagging dry cough that doesn’t seem to accomplish anything). Try these remedies:
Make sure your child’s head is propped up on some pillows during sleep.