Watch your feet:  A classic advice of elders, but hardly ever was accompanied by their scientific explanation. Research carried out in the Common Cold Centre at Cardiff University established that, for instance, put your feet in a basin of cold water up to double your chances of getting a cold, which proved such a test after subjecting a group of 90 students. However, the groups of scientists traced perhaps simply have ice water brought to the surface symptoms of a disease already present but had not yet manifested.

Washed hands should be reminded again that: The colds and flu are multiplied by direct contact. And with it not just wet your hands and dries them quickly, but you have to rub them well with soap and at least 20 seconds. It can be boring, but also make a distinction. A celebrated experiment conducted by the US Navy showed that after forcing soldiers to wash their hands five times a day was able to reduce the incidence of colds by as much as 45%.

Avoid touching your face: The eyes, nose and mouth are the area’s most responsive to injurious organisms entering the body. The propensity of children to touch their face makes them easy for these bacteria whites, and therefore tend to spend more time colds than adults. Additionally, children are more contagious than adults during the first two days of illness.

Do not be on stresses:  A stressed man is the ideal prey of cold bacteria. When we are more nervous than usual, our immune system begins to weaken and production of interleukins begins to descend. Specialists have stated that chronic stress caused the cold was stronger and more hard to make well.

No sneeze into your hands:  The most frequent reaction is to wrap your mouth with your hands when you sneeze, but the best way to spread our bacteria and contribute to the spread of anyone going to shake our hands. It is preferable to sneeze into our sleeves, or better yet, in a tissue. Failing that, ask those around you to do the same, or mouth are protected with a tissue (which has to be thrown away immediately) so you do not spread the disease.

Have a rest:  Similarly it is important to be relaxed, enjoy hours of sufficient sleep is necessary to stay away from colds. The cause is again the defense of our resistant system, which is the main defense against these infections. It is no longer just to escape the common cold, but also of many other diseases.

No smoke or drink: Smokers are more likely to fall into the arms of colds and flu, as shown by statistics, over and above exaggerate their symptoms by irritation of the throat. Meanwhile, alcohol attacks the immune system protects our body dehydrates the body and sponsors the development of illness.

Careful with closed spaces:  Hospitals, airports and crowded public transport. These are three of the places where it is possible to catch a cold, because in them, the awareness of people is very high and the possibility of contagion, much higher. So although the cold seems the main cause of these diseases, it is preferable to go outside for some air to be exposed to infection in crowded places.

 Take garlic and yogurt: Garlic is a food that our immune system protects a large number of bacterial infections. Meanwhile, yogurt helps positive bacteria are those that create white blood cells that protect us.

Avoid antibiotics: We must bear in mind that antibiotics kill bacteria and not viruses, for which pressure the doctor to give us is not only useless but counterproductive as you may end up with bacteria that are part of our defenses.

Zinc may help (but be careful): A study published last year showed that the utilization of zinc supplements could prevent constipation, but that does not mean we should throw to consume without taking precautions, as yet. Has reached an agreement on what is the right dose. They can do damage to the stomach and cause side effects such as nausea. The effect caused by this mineral, according to the latest research, is that it prevents the entry of the organism in our body and subsequently prevents reproduction. By itself, it is noted to be consumed during the first 24 hours of the disease, in order to shorten the duration of illness.