No one enjoys the scratchy throat, runny nose, coughing, and exhaustion that are calling cards of the common cold. According to the CDC, most adults suffer two to three colds per year, and children get even more. You can contract a cold by coming into contact with cold germs, either by being in the vicinity of sick people who are coughing and sneezing or touching a surface with cold germs.

However, we all know people who seem to perpetually have colds while others claim they haven’t been sick in years. If two people touch the same doorknob smothered in cold germs, why does one person get sick while the other is fine?

How Is Your Immune System?

If your immune system is in tip top shape, you are often able to fight off the cold virus without a lot of strong symptoms. Those who are fatigued, chronically stressed, or who are already fighting allergies are much more susceptible to colds, because their immune systems are already working at full capacity.

If you want to avoid the common cold this year or brush it off as quickly as possible, then take care of your immune system.  

At Super Good Stuff, we believe that nutrition plays a key role in keeping the immune system in tip top shape.