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How To Get Better From A Cold And The Flu

How are you staying healthy throughout cold and flu season this year? Are there certain foods that help? If you get sick, how do you help yourself get better quicker?

To answer these questions, I recently went to my local Jewel-Osco store to stock up on products that help my family. Available exclusively in the Chicago area at Jewel-Osco, you can find an exclusive line of affordable and effective health products known as Signature Care™.

You can also find them at all Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Supermarkets, Market Street, Albertsons Market and Carrs/Safeway. These products provide the same quality as national brands at a great value. The products also come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money-back promise. Who doesn't want to save money when they are ill?

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Cough Drops

Signature Care Honey Lemon Cough Drops are great when I have a sore throat or an irritating cough. I currently have a cold, so I'm using these daily!

Hot Lemon Drinks

This is from my mom and is super easy to make:

  1. Juice a lemon.
  2. Heat some water.
  3. Once the water is as hot as you can stand to drink, add the lemon juice to it.
  4. Stir and add in some sugar if you need to.
  5. Drink and go to bed.

This makes me sweat, but I always feel better after drinking one!

Chicken Noodle Soup

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Seriously, this should be on everyone's list. It's yummy. My kids love it as much as us parents. It makes you feel better. It's super easy to make even if you don't feel good! Best of all, it's made with quality ingredients from Jewel- Osco.

Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

5 from 1 vote
Servings 4 people



  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add carrots, celery, onion, and season with salt and pepper. Then saute until tender about 10 minutes.
  • Add garlic, and then saute for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken broth, and then bring to a boil.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper and add it to the boiling chicken broth along with noodles. Turn heat down to medium and then simmer. Stir occasionally until noodles are cooked through.
  • Taste, then adjust salt and pepper and serve.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

4. Rest. Rest. Rest.

how to get better from a cold

Seriously, you aren't going to get better unless you rest. Try to relax and get as much sleep as possible. This goes for staying healthy and if you are already sick.

5. Take a hot shower.

how to get better from a cold

The moisture from the steam in the show can help a scratchy throat as well as loosen congestion. It can also help if you are achy.

What tips do you have for those trying to stay healthy or after they catch the flu or a cold?

Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.

This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. candy

    Just got my first cold of the season. Came really early this year. I have been doing everything you have listed. Hopefully next couple days will start to feel better.

  2. Amber Myers

    These are great tips. I know I love a good bowl of soup when I’m sick. Sometimes I can’t always rest though with kids. But at least I’ll have some soup and I also sip on hot drinks.

  3. Alli Smith

    I keep cough drops on hand throughout the cold and flu season. Chicken Noodle Soup always helps me feel better too. I forgot about warm water and lemon – great tips!

  4. Jeanette

    The cold season has already hit this house. My son has had a cold already ones. The cough drops always help us quite a bit because it soothes our throat. I need to make some homemade chicken noodle soup because that taste so good when you don’t feel good.

  5. Sandy N Vyjay

    Cold and flu are a scourge during the winter when the weather is just changing. Hot fluid intake is something that I have found quite effective to fight that nagging cold.

  6. Sarah Bailey

    These are some great tips for dealing with a cold, there really is something about chicken soup as well it is perfect when your feeling a bit under the weather.

  7. Tomi

    5 stars
    Hydration, hydration, hydration. Staying hydrated is so important when the cold and flu have you down and out. I like to drop a cough drop into a cup of hot water with lemon for some extra relief.

  8. Rachel

    When I have a cold a hot shower and a warm bed are all I want. I always forget about warm drinks with lemon.

  9. Claudia Krusch

    I have a stash of homemade chicken soup in my freezer. It is always so comforting when I have a cold. I will have to pick up some Halls to have just in case.

  10. Marysa

    The germs are definitely starting to rear up this time of year. These are great tips, we have to remember to take care of ourselves if we don’t want to get sick and also when we get sick — like getting enough rest!

  11. Ricci

    Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup has been proven to be good for colds and flus and it rates much better than most of the medicine out there today! LOL!

  12. Amy Smith

    Great tips. It always seems like the entire house gets it one after the other which means being home for weeks at a time re-cooping!! I hate cold and flu season!

  13. Kita Bryant

    I could really go for some of that soup. It looks really tasty!

  14. Lauren

    Omg I so needed this. Been sick for the past week and maybe I just haven’t been getting enough rest or eating the right food. Thanks for the tips! 🙂

  15. Tina Butler

    Leon is fabulous for colds and flu. I have a lemon-ginger concentrate recipe that is so good when cold season comes around. You can add it to hot tea or water and it helps so much. Good old chicken noodle soup never goes out of style when your sick.

  16. Sadie

    Those honey cough drops are the best (just bought some myself!). Thanks for sharing this recipe. 🙂

  17. Our Family World

    5 stars
    My husband has a bad cold right now. I’ve been giving him a hot toddy to help with the congestion. I will make him some chicken noodle soup today. Hope he feels better soon. Thanks for these tips to help alleviate to cold symptoms. Ugh. Its that time of year again.

  18. Brandi H

    These are great tips. I love chicken noodle soup when I’m sick.

  19. Mommy Blogger Pehpot

    Timely, we got cold! I love your ideas, I will buy some lemons and have a hot shower.

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