We’ve all been there, it’s the middle of the semester, spring is right over the hill, and BAM! You get taken down by a cold or the flu. That is actually the worst, because once the warmer weather starts, everyone wants to be out enjoying it, which is hard when you have a sore throat and stuffy nose.
But, fear not! There are a few at home things you can try to give yourself some relief from the woes of constant tissues and cough drops.
To help relieve a scratchy painful throat, gargling with a teaspoon of salt mixed with a glass of warm water can help. Not only does the warm water soothe the throat but it can help to flush out any bacteria and loosen the mucus that sits and makes your throat feel sore. Continue reading
I think we all have some sort of idea what the “ideal healthy breakfast” is, stretching from eggs to oatmeal, from hashbrowns to fruit, or non-fat yogurt to that weird smelling 800 different grains of wheat bread with just a sneaky little splat of butter. Most of us wouldn’t say cereal, but let’s be real… It’s what most of us have. It’s quick, no long preparation time, just need some type of milk, bowl with spoon, and cereal and that’s it. We could all probably eat two bowls of our favorite cereal before we can even finish making scrambled eggs. Cereal overall gets a bad wrap for being unhealthy and not filling. But there are many cereals that slip through that stereotype! Check out some reasons below as to why cereal isn’t a bad option, as well as what to look for in a cereal so that you know you are getting the most beneficial cereal for keeping your health in mind.
Whole grains make the cereal worth a million dollars ~ Whole grains such as wheat flour, contain nutrients and fiber. Essentially, no modifications done to the genetic makeup of the grain whatsoever, meaning the three parts of the grain (bran, germ, and endosperm) are all still there. Eating whole grains can have additional benefits such as multiple vitamins, help distribute fat, lower BMI, and improved cholesterol levels. Look for whole grains as an ingredient at the top of the list, most cereals advertise their high whole grains levels with high priority. Continue reading