Beware of the rhinovirus! Rhinoviruses are to blame for most common colds.
“Studies looking at replication of rhinoviruses in mice shows this virus that causes the sniffles and sneezes replicates fastest at a temperature of around 91.4 degrees F, well below the average body temperature of 98.6 degrees F. So, if you step out into a cold environment, your body temperature drops and it creates conditions that are favorable for rhinoviruses to gain a foothold in the mucous membranes of your nasal passages and throat.”
Besides staying warm when cold weather hits, another way to ward off nasty viruses that cause colds is to get adequate amounts of Vitamin C to boost the immune system. While getting adequate Vitamin C may not prevent a cold, this powerful antioxidant vitamin could decrease the duration of the cold and severity of symptoms.
Try this delicious non-dairy recipe for a Vitamin C smoothie:
- One large seedless cucumber, sliced; click here to: Grow Your Own Cucumbers
- Juice of one lime
- One cup of orange juice
Combine ingredients and blend until smooth with a stick blender.
©Room2GrowGarden.com, November 28, 2017
Accessed November 28, 2017. <https://cathe.com/does-getting-cold-increase-the-risk-of-catching-a-cold/>