I’m excited to share with you a post today that’s all about staying confident even when you’re battling a cold sore. If you suffer from cold sores like I do, you know it isn’t easy to feel confident when you get one. With the first sign of a cold sore coming on I reach for Abreva® to get rid of it fast. Then I follow the following simple tips to help keep my confidence high until Abreva® works its healing “magic”! And really, these tips aren’t just for battling cold sores, but for generally feeling good and staying healthy in the long, cold winter and spring months that we’re going through right now (since the first day of spring was a very snowy and cold one here!). But first, I have a great healthy berry smoothie recipe to share with you, that’s a perfect way to get some vitamins in your body and help you stay energized! You can add supplements like magnesium glycinate powder to this smoothie too to make sure you’re giving your body the nutrients it needs. Supplements like magnesium glycinate powder are great in smoothies and it will aid digestion, promote bowel movements, and fortify your immune system.
4 ice cubes
1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1/2 cup frozen berries
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Dash or two of pure vanilla extract
To make your smoothie, simply add all your ingredients into your blender, and mix until you get the desired consistency. Feel free to change up the amounts of the ingredients to suit your taste or to switch out the berries for other fruit. This recipe makes one giant, hearty portion!
Staying healthy and happy through the winter & spring months…
Load up on Vitamin C. This is one of the best ways to give your immune system a boost and a great way to help you stay healthy in the winter, but it’s also a great way to re-energize your body! According to Abreva®, you’re more likely to get a cold sore when you’re stressed, tired and run down, and your body’s immune system is weakened. So make sure you take care of yourself and get all the Vitamin C you need. The smoothie recipe above is a great way to get some vitamin C in a tasty way, since the fruit is filled with it!
Keep it clean. One of the simplest ways to protect your body and stay healthy is to wash your hands thoroughly and often. After you come home from running errands and being on public transportation, after shaking hands with people, after unloading your groceries, after coughing and sneezing… the list goes on, and you get the gist. While this may be so simple that it’s even silly to mention, this is such an easy way for bacteria to spread and attack your body. And if you’re a nail biter like I used to be, this is especially crucial! And along similar lines, when it comes to cold sores, make sure you switch out your toothbrush regularly! You don’t want old bacteria lingering on there, causing you to get a cold sore when you think you’re getting your teeth sparkly white!
Give yourself a break. Sometimes you don’t realize it, but your body is more exhausted than you think after a busy holiday season. As the new year has begun, give yourself a little bit of a break to regroup and regain your energy. Stress and exhaustion will affect you more than you realize, causing you to be more susceptible to colds and other attacks on your body.
It’s a wonder how much little things like this can help you on an everyday basis, giving you the extra energy you need and helping you feel more like yourself whether you’re fighting a cold sore, a cold, or when you may just be feeling a little run down. And the better and healthier you feel on the inside, the happier and more confident you will feel on the outside! For more information about Abreva® and how it can help you fight a cold sore quickly, check out their website here. You could Knock out your cold sore in 2.5 days*. Only Abreva® can do it, when you treat at the first sign**. Try Abreva® Cream during your next cold sore! Click here to learn more about Abreva® cream. *Median healing time 4.1 days. 25% of users healed in 2.5 days. **Among Over-the-counter products.
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