Here’s another life-boosting tip I picked up and want to pass on. I’m sure someone with more nutritional knowledge could expand on how the following tip works, but all I can tell you is that I’ve tried this many times and it works for me. People I tell to try it that follows it through, finds it works for them too.
Here’s the scenario: you wake up without much of a spring in your step. My mid-morning your head’s feeling fuzzy, then the nose starts running and the throat starts feeling like you’ve swallowed a cactus. You’ve got a cold!
The common reaction these days is to reach for the Berocca and overdose on Vitamin C. This never works for me though, all it seems to do is turn your urine bright yellow which would suggest that you’re pissing out a liquified form of Berocca. That’s pretty much my attitude towards vitamin supplements full stop: doctors don’t prescribe vitamin supplements, advertisments do.
So, THE CURE:
Protein! You’ve got to get loadsa protein into your body, and quick-sticks. Some like a raw tuna steak (I do), some flash fry a huge steak (I do that anyway), but I reckon the best way is to get some whey protein powder and add it do your food.
Whey protein powder is largely tasteless and is easily sprinkled on cereal, stirred in to tea or coffee (before the hot water goes in, it’s congeal otherwise), stirred into yoghurts and so on. You need to add two heaped teaspoons full three times a day. Do it! If upon waking the next day, you still feel crook, do it again. I’ve never had to do it for more than 24 hours though and often the cold is on its way out after the second dose.
That’s it. Buy some whey protein, take it, drink loadsa mineral water and see how you go, I hope it helps!