19 Ways to Prevent and Treat Colds and Flu

Stay well this winter with these proven strategies for preventing colds and flu, and some simple, natural cold and flu remedies.

Hearty Soup Prevents Colds and Flu
Soup’s on! A warm, hearty soup packed with cold- and flu-fighting foods can be both comforting and curative.
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Wash Your Hands to Prevent Colds and Flu
Proper hand hygiene: Scrub with water (warm or cold) and plain soap for at least 20 seconds.
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Could garlic be the tastiest medicine known to planet Earth? We think so.
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A honey of a remedy: Add this sweet and inexpensive healing agent to your warm beverages.
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Get a “hand” from ginger this winter: Along with its cold-combating capabilities, ginger is also a well-documented stomach soother.
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