There may not be any definitive cures for the common cold, but there are loads of things you can do to help prevent yourself from coming down with one. This is the time of the year when you need to be at your most alert, especially if others in the office are coughing and sneezing in such close proximity to where you spend your working hours. Here are a few ways to use fruit, that may help keep that nasty common cold and flu away!

Honey, Ginger and Lemon Tea

When you arrive into the office on a cold morning, try adding some freshly grated ginger, a squeeze of lemon juice and a spoonful of honey to some hot water. Sip this delicious and warming drink throughout the morning to help ward off cold and flu viruses. The antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties of honey and ginger combined with the Vitamin C from the lemon juice can provide a great source of protection during the colder month.

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Breakfast Toppings

If you’re a fan of granola, porridge or cereal in the mornings, try adding some chopped up banana, blueberries and strawberries to your bowl. Not only will you be adding some amazing colours and flavours to your breakfast, you’ll be helping to give your immune system a serious boost from all of the nutrients found in the fruit.

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Antioxidant-packed Smoothie

We’ve talked about smoothies many times before in our blogs. You might not fancy a cold smoothie in the morning but there’s no better way to get so many nutrients in a quick and easy fashion. Opt for foods high in Vitamin C and antioxidants such as oranges, lime, blueberries, honey and winter berries.

Cherry Juice Concentrate

You may not be too familiar with this product, but we recommend getting used to it this winter! Available from all good health food stores, cherry juice concentrate is extremely high in antioxidants which may help strengthen the immune system. This tart juice is incredibly versatile. While you can knock back a shot of it in the morning, you can also add it to smoothies, juices, porridge or even your water bottle to add a bit of flavour to your H20.

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The Fruit People Fruit

We would be remiss not to mention our own fresh fruit office delivery service! While smoothies and juices are great, you can’t beat eating fresh, whole fruit. Make sure your office joins the #eatmorefruit revolution this winter and keep those cold and flu viruses well and truly out of your workplace. Not only will it help boost morale and productivity, eating healthier can help reduce employee absenteeism! Head over to our Free Trial page and get your first fruit box free delivered straight to your office.