How are you staying healthy throughout cold and flu season this year? Are there certain foods that help? If you do get sick, what do you do to 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 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 of national brands at a great value. The products also come with a 100% satisfaction guaranteed or your money back promise. Who doesn’t want to save money when they are ill?
1. 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!
2. Hot Lemon Drinks
This is from my mom. It’s super easy to make — you juice a lemon first. Then heat up some water. Once it is a temperature you can stand to drink, add the lemon juice. Stir and add in some sugar if you need to. Drink it and go to bed. This makes me sweat, but I always feel better after drinking one of these!
3. Chicken Noodle Soup
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
- 2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 large carrots peeled then sliced
- 2 stalk celery sliced
- 2 tbsp chopped onion
- salt and pepper
- 3 tsp minced garlic
- 64 oz chicken broth plus more for reheating
- 2 chicken breast chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 8 oz spaghetti noodles broken in half or smaller
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.
4. Rest. Rest. Rest.
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.
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?