Cold and Flu: Old Wives’ Tales

Cold and flu season is well and truly here. So we thought we'd better debunk some of the myths surrounding Cold and Flu. Feed a Cold, Starve a fever~ Truth be told: 50% True When you have a cold or cold like symptoms, it is important to ensure nutritious food is being eaten as this will fortify your immune system. Although ‘starving a fever’ is not recommended when your metabolism is increased, you require more energy to fight the infection. You would require a higher, not lower calorie intake. Wet hair can make you sick Ω Truth be told: Not likely If you don’t dry your hair you will probably feel cold, but not much else will happen. The old wives got this one wrong, your wet hair is not the...