The transition from winter to spring brings many things: spring flowers, sunshine, shorter sleeves, and pesky colds. The drastic day-to-day changes in temperature can be the one to blame for feeling under the weather this season.
So the trick to avoiding a spring cold is dressing for the actual temperature outside and not for how warm we think it is based on the sunshine. The smartest way to dress is with plenty of layers, so you can remove them as the day warms up and then layer them back on when the temperature drops.
Also remember to frequently wash your hands with soap and water before you touch your nose, mouth, and eyes. Get plenty of sleep— always aim to get at least 8 hours. Finally drink plenty of fluids and you’ll be sickness free this spring. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water is always the recommended amount, but we suggest drinking a few cups of loose-leaf tea throughout the day as well.
And if you start to feel sick, make yourself a cup of For Tea’s Sake Cold Be Gone herbal tea. This loose-leaf tea is made with liquorice, which is known to be effective in reducing inflammation, irritation and fever, and it’s also a soothing companion to ginger, one of nature's best throat and respiratory healers. There are also Goji berries, which are full of antioxidants and beta-carotene. Together they combat the nasty symptoms of flu and colds.