My Top 5 Things To Stock Up On this Winter.

United States
December 20, 2015 10:44am CST
Giving useful tips on how to keep warm and smiling this winter while also preventing and fighting germs, colds and the flu. The Winter Season so beautiful yet bittersweet all at the same time. I know I for one kind of like winter, because I find it easier to try and keep warm, than in summer were you have to keep cool, which in my opinion is a lot more difficult, don’t get me wrong I’ll take a very very very very slight mild case of dehydration over….well….frostbite, any day, but the winter season is one of my favorites, there is the winter holiday/christmas. The snow of course, Snowmen, The annual snowball fight between friends and family, and of course the mass amount of stuffing yourself with a good quality homecooked meal and the wonderfully delicious homebaked desserts. Now even with all of these wondeful things there is a downside to it, the bittersweet I mentioned. During the Winter season it is all too well known, that most of the world tends to get very sick during this time of the year. Colds, the flu, neither of those are great to have and they can really put a damper on things with the coughing, sneezing, runny nose or just the opposite. Then of course there’s the fever and having to take some although somewhat curing, very gross still tasting medicine. So I’ve devised a list of things that you should stock up on, to assist in preventing and fighting those germs, keeping you healthy, warm, not sick!, and always smiling. Item #1: Hand Sanitizer- Hand Sanitizers either the gel or wipes are great to have around the house. Regular soaps are great they really are, but they only kill a set percentage of germs, instead of just washing your hands throw in a little hand sanitizer just to make sure you’re thorough. After all keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to keep you and those around you from getting sick. Item #2: Hot Chocolate- Hot Chocolate is great, because not only does this delectable drink warm you up, you can also make it your own, by adding whipped cream topped with crushed candy cane. If you are hosting a Christmas/ Holiday party, you could even serve this to your guests as they arrive and really give them a warm welcome. Item #3: The (W.A.T.Or) or Water, Apple Juice, Tea, and Orange Juice, These drinks are great for keeping you healthy, they have a lot of vitamins that your body needs, they keep you hydrated and best of all they taste great. Other than tea the rest are generally served cold, but I would recommend drinking them at room temperature. But if you’d rather not have slightly warm apple juice, orange juice or water, then try drinking it cold while you sit in front of that beautifully decorated fireplace. Next time your at the store pickup some of these and I can guarantee you’ll be feeling better in no time. Item #4: Ramen Noodles- Yes, I know, those noodles we all ate in college, while trying to save money and keep to our budget that we set for ourselves freshmen year. Ramen noodles or some prefer old fashioned Chicken noodle soup to ramen but we’re sticking to ramen for now. Now these noodles are classic and have become almost a traditional american buy to save on money, there cheap, delicious, great for colds and the flu. Like Hot Chocolate, you can also style these different from how they are normally served. For instance you can add vegetables to it, chicken if you want, I’ve heard of some people using tofu, and or canned tuna. (Everyone has their own likes when it comes to food they’ll eat so don’t judge). Lastly Item #5: If you have a serious sweet tooth (Remember to Brush those pearly white teeth ok?) but hate getting sick, seeing as how you were told time and again not to eat sweets and to eat more healthy foods and now that you’re sick sweets aren’t really going to do the trick in getting your body up and running again. But you really want something that’s not exactly healthy but not really considered junk. I suggest you take or send someone on a trip to Panera Bread. They have the best Pastry Ring. This Pasty has apples, cherries, and cream cheese. Now you’re probably thinking what the heck? How is that going to help with my sore throat? (depending on if that’s what you’re sick with) and to these questions I say, I’m getting to that now. The Cherries and Apples are coated in semi thick syrup that will itself coat your throat making it easier for food to go down. (I had a sore throat not to long ago and this worked well for me). The Pasty rings aren’t too expensive and could feed a good number of guests. (though if you’re sick…probably best to send them home, just saying) Now you could also go and buy just a cherry pastry, which the serving size is about 1 person but it’s also about two bucks so choose what you will. There we have it my top 5 list of things to stock up on this winter, keeping you healthy, warm, keeping you from getting sick and preventing and fighting germs so you can enjoy your winter Happy and Smiling
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@Raine38 (8654)
• United States
20 Dec 15
That is a pretty practical list to keep on hand this winter. I have similar stuff which I constantly stock up during winter, but I would add green tea and airborned to the list. I am glad I am not the only one who likes Ramen noodles every now and then.
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• United States
21 Dec 15
You'd be surprised if you knew just how many times I go to the store and buy that box of ramen noodles. Especially when winter comes around.
@softbabe44 (6000)
• Vancouver, Washington
21 Dec 15
This is great information we need this.
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@Drosophila (16956)
• Ireland
20 Dec 15
That's a great list!!! Thanks for sharing that! I do love a good chicken ramen soup.. Or a miso ramen soup.. Or a pork ton ramen soup.. Or a.. Lol you get the idea!
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@patgalca (13539)
• Orangeville, Ontario
21 Dec 15
I use echinacea all the time and I never get sick. If I feel sick I will take two pills, or I will make an echinacea tea with a lemon wedge and drink that. The next day I will feel fine. I have been washing my hands more but my echinacea never lets me down.
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21 Dec 15
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