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5 Drinks To Fight The Dreadful Fever

5 Drinks To Fight The Dreadful Fever
When you’re fighting off a fierce fever you might be tempted to indulge in some of your favorite drinks such as coffee, soda or even some form of alcohol. Any of those choices are very, very bad ideas. To cure your fever faster and make the symptoms you’re suffering from less severe, you need to ingest the things that will make you feel better, not worse. For that reason, you need to take a look at these five kinds of drinks that have the ability to fight off the fever.

1. Broth Soup

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    If you regularly eat your grandma’s homemade chicken broth when you’re sick you’re already doing something to help with your fever. While many kinds of broth can be effective, chicken broth is a particularly powerful way to fight your fever. It will reduce congestion, repair body tissue and support your immune system, aiding you in getting better a lot faster. For that reason, you should check out this highly rated chicken broth recipe.

    2. Tea

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      There have been a number of benefits shown for drinking tea instead of coffee by both science and personal experience. One of the less discussed benefits of the drink is how hot or cold tea can successfully treat a fever. The combination of some hydration with just the right amount of caffeine means that you’ll get a nice jolt. Even better is that tea is extremely easy to make. All you have to do is boil a tea bag that you might even already have in your home in hot water for a few minutes. While every kind of tea has some vitamins that will help you deal with your fever, linden flower tea is especially effective against a fever.

      3. Fruit Juice

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      fruit juice
        Fruit juice is by no means an effective way to lose weight, but it should be a help when you’re suffering from a fever, since it has so many of the nutrients that are essential for good health. Orange juice, in particular, stirs the digestive system and is likely to make you urinate, which causes you to naturally remove toxins from your body. Orange juice doesn’t even need a recipe! You should just make sure that it is as natural and freshly squeezed as possible if you want it to make a positive impact.

        4. Apple Cider Vinegar

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          Apple Cider Vinegar has a number of benefits. That it can successfully fight a bad fever is just one of its advantages. To fight the fever you can do something as simple as sipping on some Apple Cider Vinegar once an hour or something as unique as taking a bath made up of hot water and one cup of Apple Cider Vinegar! Either way, you’ll probably feel better afterwards. Here are some recipes.

          5. Water

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            As much as other liquids can do to help you fight the fever, nothing is ultimately more effective than plain old H2O. During a fever, water is drained from your cells due to your temperature. You might also be sweating a lot, throwing up or experiencing diarrhea. Any of those symptoms will deplete the water in your body even further and cause you to feel continually more awful. So replenish that water regularly and often to avoid the dehydration that will make the current symptoms from your fever even worse as well as possibly adding new ones. It would benefit you to also drink other liquids on this list for your fever, but, as usual, water should be your number one priority. By keeping that key fact in mind as well as the rest of the points in this article, you’re likely to get better in no time!

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            Last Updated on December 2, 2019

            10 Powerful Ways to Stop Worrying and Start Living Today

            10 Powerful Ways to Stop Worrying and Start Living Today

            Plato knew that the body and mind are intimately linked. And in the late 1800s, the Mayo brothers, famous physicians, estimated that over half of all hospital beds are filled with people suffering from frustration, anxiety, worry and despair. Causes of worry are everywhere, in our relationships and our jobs, so it’s key we find ways to take charge of the stress.

            In his classic book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie offers tools to ditch excessive worrying that help you make a worry-free environment for your private and professional life.

            These are the top 10 tips to grab worry by the horns and wrestle it to the ground:

            1. Make Your Decision and Never Look Back

            Have you ever made a decision in life only to second-guess it afterwards? Of course you have! It’s hard not to wonder whether you’ve done the right thing and whether there might still be time to take another path.

            But keep this in mind: you’ve already made your decision, so act decisively on it and dismiss all your anxiety about it.

            Don’t stop to hesitate, to reconsider, or to retrace your steps. Once you’ve chosen a course of action, stick to it and never waver.

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            2. Live for Today, Package Things up in “Day-Tight Compartments”

            You know that feeling: tossing, turning and worrying over something that happened or something that might, well into the wee hours. To avoid this pointless worrying, you need “day-tight compartments”. Much as a ship has different watertight compartments, your own “day-tight” ones are a way to limit your attention to the present day.

            The rule is simple: whatever happened in the past or might happen in the future must not intrude upon today. Everything else has to wait its turn for tomorrow’s box or stay stuck in the past.

            3. Embrace the Worst-Case Scenario and Strategize to Offset It

            If you’re worried about something, ask yourself: “What’s the worst thing that could happen?” Could you lose your job? Be jailed? Get killed?

            Whatever the “worst” might be, it’s probably not so world-ending. You could probably even bounce back from it!

            If, for example, you lose your job, you could always find another. Once you accept the worst-case scenario and get thinking about contingency plans, you’ll feel calmer.

            4. Put a Lid on Your Worrying

            Sometimes we stress endlessly about negative experiences when just walking away from them would serve us far better.

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            To make squashing that worry easier, try this strategy, straight from stock traders: it’s called the “stop-loss” order, where shares are bought at a certain price, and then their price development is observed. If things go badly and the share price hits a certain point, they are sold off immediately. This stops the loss from increasing further.

            In the same manner, you can put a stop-loss order on things that cause you stress and grief.

            5. Fake It ‘Til You Make It – Happiness, That Is

            We can’t directly influence how we feel, but we can nudge ourselves to change through how we think and act.

            If you’re feeling sad or low, slap a big grin on your face and whistle a chipper tune. You’ll find it impossible to be blue when acting cheerful. But you don’t necessarily need to act outwardly happy; you can simply think happier thoughts instead.

            Marcus Aurelius summed it up aptly:

            “Our life is what our thoughts make it.”

            6. Give for the Joy of Giving

            When we perform acts of kindness, we often do so with the expectation of gratitude. But harboring such expectations will probably leave you disappointed.

            One person well aware of this fact was the lawyer Samuel Leibowitz. Over the course of his career, Leibowitz saved 78 people from going to the electric chair. Guess how many thanked him? None.

            So stop expecting gratitude when you’re kind to someone. Instead, take joy from the act yourself.

            7. Dump Envy – Enjoy Being Uniquely You

            Your genes are completely unique. Even if someone had the same parents as you, the likelihood of someone identical to you being born is just one in 300,000 billion.

            Despite this amazing fact, many of us long to be someone else, thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. But living your life this way is pointless. Embrace your uniqueness and get comfortable with who you really are: How to Be True to Yourself and Live the Life You Want

            8. Haters Will Hate — It Just Means You’re Doing It Right

            When you’re criticized, it often means you’re accomplishing something noteworthy. In fact, let’s take it a step further and consider this: the more you’re criticized, the more influential and important a person you likely are.

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            So the next time somebody talks you down, don’t let it get to you. Take it as a compliment!

            9. Chill Out! Learn to Rest Before You Get Tired

            Scientists agree that emotions are the most common cause of fatigue. And it works the other way around, too: fatigue produces more worries and negative emotions.

            It should be clear, therefore, that you’ve got to relax regularly before you feel tired. Otherwise, worries and fatigue will accumulate on top of each other.

            It’s impossible to worry when you are relaxed, and regular rest helps you maintain your ability to work effectively.

            10. Get Organized and Enjoy Your Work

            There are few greater sources of misery in life than having to work, day in, day out, in a job you despise. It would make sense then that you shouldn’t pick a job you hate, or even just dislike doing.

            But say you already have a job. How can you make it more enjoyable and worry-free? One way is to stay organized: a desk full of unanswered mails and memos is sure to breed worries.

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            Better yet, rethink about the job you’re doing: What to Do When You Hate Your Job but Want a Successful Career

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