What to drink when you have cold or flu

It’s cold and flu season again. The best way to prevent getting sick is to wash your hands regularly,

avoid sick people and get a flu shot.

But if you develop a scratch in your throat or a full-on flu, try sipping on this hydrating and soothing homemade tea !

Water is the best fluid to drink when you have a cold or flu as it helps lubricate the mucosus memberances of the throat.

Hot drinks are also a good choice as the hot steam they produce can relieve congestion.

Other fluids which are good options during cold and flu infection include:


  • Juice
  • Ginger ale


  • Herbal tea


  • Honey and lemon tea – mix lemon and honey with a cup of hot water


  • Ginger tea