#NEWQuickMelts Sweepstakes Winners!

This winter, we challenged our loyal fans to get creative and let us know how they prepared for the cold season through Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy’s #NEWQuickMelts Giveaway!

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Participants were asked to upload their photos with the hashtag #NewQuickMelts in hopes of winning a Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy care package. With over 90 great fan photos, 22 winners were selected and sent care packages to help get them through any colds all winter long.

As spring is upon us, it’s time to highlight some of our favorite entries and celebrate some of the winners of the #NEWQuickMelts Giveaway. Thanks to all who participated!

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5 Ways to Get Rid of a Runny Nose

Do you find yourself always sniffling and searching for a Kleenex?  Whether you’re battling the onset of a cold or dealing with seasonal allergies, it’s no fun to always have to have a box of tissues on hand.  To continue helping our fans find ways to help treat those dreaded common cold symptoms, follow these tips and remedies to combat excessive drainage from your nose:

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1. Use Saline Spray: Runny noses and mucus can get extremely annoying, but thinning your mucus can help rid the symptoms. Buy a saline nasal spray or make your own by dissolving ¼ teaspoon of salt in 2 cups of warm distilled water. You can use a suction bulb to put in one nostril at a time and sniff it up. Use as needed and you will be on your way to a speedy recovery.

2. Bedtime Remedy: We all hate sleeping with a runny nose; it’s hard to get comfortable, constantly reaching for a tissue, and arguing with which side to face. Here’s the best position: Prop your head up and elevate about 10 inches to help nasal discharge drain instead of running down your throat resulting in a longer cold.

3. Take a Hot Shower: Inhale the steam while in the shower. The hot steam will unclog your nose and will kill the viruses, causing your sinuses to drain. *Bonus tip: Let your bathroom steam up before hopping in and spend a few minutes loosening up that congestion!

4. Mustard oil: Mustard oil is a simple, yet effective, remedy for getting rid of a runny nose. Take ½ cup boiled vapor water and add 2 tbsp of mustard oil to it. Then inhale the vapor with long breaths. Do it several times throughout the day to clear out your nose.

5. Invest in a Humidifier: If your runny nose is coupled with or turns into congestion, dry air in your bedroom can be culprit, thickening and drying out mucus in your nose and throat. Try a humidifier when you’re sleeping to clear out your sinuses so you can wake up being able to smell the spring flowers bloom!

If you followed these tips and still find you are not feeling well, the very best solution is the one that will shorten the duration of your common cold altogether! As soon as you feel yourself getting a runny or stuffy nose, make sure to begin taking Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy every 2-4 hours and get plenty of rest. Take Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy lozenges, which are Clinically Proven to shorten the duration of the common cold by almost half!  Also consider new Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Plus Natural Immune Support + Natural Energy, formulated with zinc gluconate, rose hips and Echinacea, to shorten the duration of the common cold while providing natural immune support and restoring your energy naturally.  If you know of any other helpful ways to ward off a runny nose, make sure you share it with the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy community by logging on to the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Facebook Page or by commenting right here, on the Get Well Faster Blog.

Best Ways to Stay Healthy This V-Day!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you’re planning a romantic candlelight dinner or looking for that perfect outfit for your dinner plans, running around making sure everything is perfect is no easy task.  And with all of the excitement surrounding the big day of love, nothing is worse than dealing with the onset of a cold.  The last thing you want as you prepare for your first kiss or the perfect kiss is your romantic lip-locking session to be interrupted by a runny nose or nasal congestion!

Since Valentine’s Day is in the peak of the cold and flu season, Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy has put together several “intimate” ways to stay healthy during your passionate and unforgettable night!

  • Double up on kissing – Did you know that exchanging bacteria with loved ones can help strengthen your immune system? So feel free to pucker up more!
  • Hit the gym – Regular exercise allows you to improve your overall fitness, which can ultimately help to boost your overall health and look good in that little black dress for that special dinner.
  • Listen to your favorite tunes – Music increases immunoglobulin A (IgA) production, an immune boosting protein. So try spending the night holding your love close to you and share a dance by the fireplace.
  • Take your partner for a coffee date! – Hot liquids help wash the virus out of your mouth and down into your stomach where it can’t grow due to the acids.
  • Don’t blow your nose! – As congesting as it sounds, don’t blow your nose; use a decongestant! Blowing too hard can sometimes push the mucus up into your sinuses, making you sicker.
  • Relax at the spa – Studies show that sitting in a sauna can detox a cold right out of your system – spa day for two on the 14th, please!

Still not feeling your best? Amongst your piles of Hershey’s kisses, take Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy lozenges, which are clinically proven to shorten the duration of the common cold by almost half!  Also consider new Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Plus Natural Immune Support + Natural Energy QuickMelts, formulated with zinc gluconate, Rose Hips and Echinacea, to shorten the duration of the common cold while providing natural immune support and restoring your energy naturally.

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Planning any intimate Valentine’s Day dates that will also keep you healthy? Make sure you share it with the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy community by logging on to the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Facebook Page or comment right here, on the Get Well Faster Blog.

Cold & Flu Season is in Full Swing – Top Tips for Staying Healthy

“Get the flu vaccine!” That’s the number one piece of advice we keep hearing over and over again, available at your doctor or local pharmacy.  But if we opt out of the vaccine, what are other ways to keep our bodies safe from viruses? According to the CDC, in just one week in early January alone there was a nationwide increase of 26.2% in positive flu cases.

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Whether we decide on the vaccine or not, common cold germs are always around so we should all be protecting ourselves and our families in order to lower the chances of contracting the cold.  Following these simple tips will help keep those germs away and help many stay healthy all winter long.

Don’t touch eyes, nose and mouth. It’s inevitable; we are going to come into contact with germs! But we can protect ourselves from illness if we avoid touching our eyes, nose and mouth. Germs enter the body through these membranes, so avoiding contact is beneficial for staying healthy.

Continue to wash your hands often. One of the best and most important ways to stay healthy and avoid the cold and flu in 2014 is to wash your hands regularly. It is recommended to wash for a full 20 seconds to wash all those germs away. Rule of thumb: sing the ‘Happy Birthday’ song twice and you’re good to go!

Don’t spread germs. Keeping germs to yourself is crucial in keeping you, and everyone you come in contact with, healthy. Aside from washing your hands, when you have to cough or sneeze, do it into your elbow to avoid the spread of your germs.

Eat healthy. Having a balanced and nutritious diet helps strengthen your immune system and helps keep you from getting sick in the first place. Look for your favorite fruits and veggies at the grocery store and avoid foods that make you feel run down and tired.

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Even when following these tips and living a healthy lifestyle, the occasional germs will slip through the cracks resulting in cold symptoms. There is nothing worse than having a cough or sore throat while trying to stick to a hectic work schedule and worry about passing it along to others. Take Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy lozenges which are Clinically Proven to shorten the duration of the common cold by almost half!  Also consider new Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Plus Natural Immune Support + Natural Energy, formulated with zinc gluconate, rose hips and Echinacea, to shorten the duration of the common cold while providing natural immune support and restoring your energy naturally.

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Cold-EEZE Cares This Holiday Season

While many are spending their afternoons hitting the mall for some last minute holiday shopping, Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy, City Harvest, The Daily News, the FDNY and host of ABC’s The View, Jenny McCarthy, took a break from their crazy schedules to help those in need during the holiday season at The Daily News Readers Care to Feed the Hungry Canned Food Drive (DNRC).

At the December 12th event presented by City Harvest and Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy and hosted by FDNY, the lovely and bubbly Jenny McCarthy, donning her warm Cold-EEZE winter hat, braved the harsh weather to help collect canned goods to help feed the hungry in New York. Fans and local New Yorkers came out to a midtown Manhattan FDNY firehouse to donate canned goods and to meet, take pictures with and get an autograph from Jenny!

Jenny

City Harvest is dedicated to feeding more than one million New Yorkers that face hunger by rescuing excess food and delivering it to its network of more than 500 soup kitchens and food pantries across the city. Last year’s food drive collected over one million pounds of food, and this year City Harvest hopes to collect even more to help keep the shelves stocked at emergency food programs all across the city.

Jenny mentioned (and tweeted!) that she was thrilled to partner with Cold-EEZE and City Harvest to not only collect canned goods for the holiday season, but to encourage everyone to stock up and take their Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy to prevent those pesky coughs and sniffles during the winter months.

Of course plenty of Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy products were handed out to make sure all of the brave New Yorkers who came out in the cold were prepared to shorten any colds they catch!

Jenny
In case you missed out on this City Harvest food drive and would still like to donate to those in need this holiday season, visit http://www.cityharvest.org/donate-food for more information.

Also, don’t forget to log on to the Cold-EEZE Facebook Page or the Get Well Sooner Blog to connect with the Cold-EEZE community. While you’re there, let us know if you participated in the City Harvest food drive and please share your experience as well as pictures with Jenny! If not, we would love to hear how you and your family are giving back this holiday season!

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Announcing the new Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy Plus Natural Immune Support QuickMelts®!

We’re kicking off the 2013/2014 cold and flu season with some exciting news: two new products! As a loyal customer of Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy, you know how effective our unique zinc gluconate formula is at shortening your cold, so we wanted to take it one step further…

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Aside from the great taste, variety and convenience of our existing Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy products, everyone’s immune system could use a little boost. We are pleased to officially announce two new products to our family: Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy Plus Natural Immune Support QuickMelts® and Cold-EEZE® Cold Remedy Plus Natural Immune Support with Natural Energy QuickMelts®! The two new products are formulated with Zinc Gluconate, Rose Hips and Echinacea to reduce the duration of the common cold, as well as promote immune health and antioxidant support, naturally.

Along with our other Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy products like the lozenges, oral spray, and our Daytime/Nighttime QuickMelts, the new Natural Immune Support QuickMelts release zinc ions in your mouth to shorten your cold while the Rose Hips and Echinacea promote immune health. Plus, the new Natural Immune Support with Natural Energy also contains Natural Caffeine and Ginseng to help restore your energy, naturally. That way, you’re not stuck at home and missing out on all of the fun, fall activities that this season has to offer! The new natural orange-flavored Natural Immune Support QuickMelts are now available at select retailers.

As soon as you feel the tickle in the back of your throat or other cold symptoms, make sure to begin taking Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy every 2-4 hours, drink plenty of fluids and gets lots of rest. Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy lozenges, are clinically proven to shorten the duration of the common cold by almost half. All Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy products are convenient and great tasting. Our new QuickMelts are available in Natural Orange Flavor and dissolve quickly in your mouth without water.

Will you be trying our new Natural Immune Support QuickMelts®? Share your thoughts with the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy community by logging on to the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Facebook Page or comment right here, on the Get Well Faster Blog.

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Back to School Health Essentials

As final preparations are made for the first day of school, from stuffing backpacks, making healthy lunches and picking out that infamous “first day of school outfit,” the last thing parents (and teachers) want is their kids going to school with those dreaded common cold symptoms.

Avoid the common cold, and stay healthy by washing often

Getting the kids to stay healthy during cold and flu season is not an easy task, but if we can instill some healthy habits, that cold virus will have a little bit of trouble making it to their immune systems!

Be sure to get them to the pediatrician for their annual physicals. It’s important to make sure they are healthy and get proper immunizations and vaccinations before the school year begins. Plus, it will encourage the habit in your kids to continue getting yearly physicals as they get older.

Get plenty of sleep. In the final few weeks (and days) before the first day of school, many try to squeeze in some last minute fun in the sun, and often ignore the 7-hour sleep rule. However, researchers have found that those who get fewer than seven hours of sleep are three times more likely to get sick. So make sure to start having your kid(s) hit-the-hay at a reasonable hour in the days leading up to the first day of school to develop a proper sleep pattern.

Keep hydrated and eat healthy. Drinking water and following a healthy diet can help boost and maintain a healthy immune system, which lessens common cold symptoms and risks of getting a cold or flu, helping us stay healthy. Make sure your kids understand the importance of drinking water, staying hydrated and having a healthy diet.

Wash your hands. The ‘Happy Birthday’ song isn’t just useful for someone’s birthday! The song is approximately 20-seconds, which is the suggested time to ensure a proper hand-wash. Teach your kids to always use soap, warm water and, to make it more fun, have them sing “Happy Birthday” as they wash to make sure they scrub for the recommended 20 seconds! Instill that they must always wash their hands every time they go to the bathroom and before they eat a meal or snack. Worried about when they’re at school? Pack a bottle of hand sanitizer or sani-wipes in their lunch box as a friendly reminder!

Even when following these tips and living a healthy lifestyle, the occasional germs will slip through the cracks resulting in cold symptoms. Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy products should only be taken by children 12 and up, but are perfect for parents starting to feel those cold symptoms coming on. There is nothing worse than having a cough or sore throat while still taking care of the kids and worrying about passing it along to them. Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy can help. If you feel a common cold coming on, take Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy lozenges, clinically proven to shorten the duration of the common cold by almost half. All Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy products, including our lozenges, oral spray and our Daytime/Nighttime QuickMelts, release zinc ions in your mouth that are absorbed by your upper respiratory system. Some scientific studies suggest that the release of zinc ions – as found in Cold-EEZE products’ unique zinc gluconate formula – inhibits the cold virus’ ability to replicate, shortening the duration of the common cold.*

If you know of any other helpful ways to keep the kids and family healthy for back-to-school, make sure you share it with the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy community by logging on to the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Facebook Page or comment right here, on the Get Well Faster Blog.

*Although the precise mechanism by which zinc ions interfere with the cold virus has not been scientifically established, the Cleveland Clinic study demonstrated that Cold-EEZE lozenges significantly reduced the duration of the common cold.

“How to Treat Cold Symptoms” Series The Runny Nose

To continue our mission of finding ways to help you treat a cold symptoms and stay healthy, Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy launched a series of blog posts last month to share various alternative, or natural, cold remedies with simple ingredients that you can find around the house and that actually work. In last month’s kick-off blog-post, Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy discussed remedies for one of the cold virus‘ most annoying symptoms, the sore throat, and then we tackled coughing.

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Now, in the third of the series, the team wants to share some remedies to treat those endless drips and sniffles during the common cold. Whether it’s a severe cold or just the beginning, no one wants to deal with the stubborn sniffles. Here are a few natural, easy ways to rid your runny nose!

Drinking Fluids:
• You may not believe or trust everything your mom tells you, but when she says, “You need to stay hydrated,” or “Make sure to drink plenty of fluids,” she’s absolutely right. Consuming plenty of water and juice helps in many ways, like thinning out mucus and speeding up recovery.

Chewing Ginger:
• While this might not sound like the most enticing method, chewing raw ginger actually soothes a runny nose fast. Take fresh ginger, peel it and squeeze it. You can also try chewing it with salt, just as long as you eat as much of the ginger as you can!

Peppermint:
• Believe it or not, those little red and white swirled suckers are a natural treatment for a cold symptoms. The main ingredient in peppermint is menthol, which is a natural decongestant; it, like fluids, will thin the mucus stuck in your nose.

If you want to put forth your best effort and combine all three of these cold remedies, brew some peppermint and ginger tea! You will get the benefits of all of these remedies in one delicious cup, and hopefully get well faster!

If you find you still are not feeling your best, the very best solution is the one that will shorten the duration of your runny nose, and your cold, altogether! As soon as you feel yourself sniffling, make sure to begin taking Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy every 2-4 hours and gets lots of rest. Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy lozenges are clinically proven to shorten the duration of the common cold by almost half. All Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy products, including our lozenges, oral spray and our Daytime/Nighttime QuickMelts, release zinc ions in your mouth to shorten your cold. Some scientific studies suggest that the release of zinc ions – as found in Cold-EEZE products’ unique zinc gluconate formula – inhibits the cold virus’ ability to replicate, shortening the duration of the common cold.*

If you know of any helpful ways to soothe a runny nose, make sure you share it with the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy community by logging on to the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Facebook Page or by commenting right here, on the Get Well Faster Blog.

* Although the precise mechanism by which zinc ions interfere with the cold virus has not been scientifically established, several scientific studies suggest zinc ions inhibit the common cold virus’ ability to replicate.

How to Treat Your Cold Symptoms Series: Coughing

Ah, those tell-tale symptoms of the common cold: Sore throat, coughing, nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing… Who among us doesn’t desperately scour the internet in the hopes of finding that amazing home remedy to help ease our discomforts as we deal with our cumbersome virus?

Colds are just as inconvenient as they are uncomfortable. What’s worse than lying in bed coughing when you can be lounging by the pool or frolicking in the snow? Different allergies affect people every season, but cold symptoms are slightly different and sometimes it is difficult to differentiate. A runny nose, scratchy throat and a slight cough can be an indication that you might have the common cold. Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy has new tips and suggestions that discuss natural remedies and alternative treatments to tackle and treat these pesky common cold symptoms.

The common cold typically evolves and gets worse over the course of a few days. A true cold virus has symptoms that last up to 10 days. However, common cold treatment is often easy and effective, cold and cough remedies are usually readily available in your home and work well, especially if treated within the first few days of the onset of symptoms.

In the second of our series, the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy team is sharing some of the most popular, tried-and-true natural cold remedies for how to treat a nasty cough in hopes of helping you stay healthy!

Dino Giordano (flickr creative commons)

Dino Giordano (flickr creative commons)

Most of the time, people can manage and reduce cough symptoms from the comfort of their own homes.

Elevate and rest: We’ve all had those nights when we can’t sleep and are up all night coughing. Try sleeping with your head elevated. Doing so will allow mucus and phlegm to drain while you sleep and help you breathe easier with less irritation. In order for your body to fight a virus, it needs rest. Relaxing and resting will give your body the energy it needs to replenish and fight the cold.

A spoonful of honey: Drinking tea or warm water is a time honored, traditional way of soothing a sore throat and suppressing a cough, but recently it has been discovered that a plain spoonful of honey coats the throat and can be used as a sleep aid, leaving you rested and well recovered for the next day. Honey is rich in antioxidants and sweet liquids tend to cause salivation, lubricating the upper airway and thinning mucus.

Inhale moisture: That back of the throat tickle can be treated with moisture. Hot water from a shower or a vaporizer can relax your throat and minimize coughing. Not only will a warm shower alleviate a sore itchy throat, but the moisture can also ease your breathing and loosen phlegm, helping you cough it up and out.

Massage it out: If you’re at home and you have someone who can help, have them use a chest percussion technique to help clear the chest congestion. Laying on your stomach on a flat surface, have a partner cup their hands and lightly beat them over your back progressing from lower back to upper back, and repeating. This can help loosen and move congestion up and out.

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How to Treat Your Cold Symptoms Series: The Sore Throat

Ah, those tell-tale symptoms of the common cold: Sore throat, coughing, nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing… Who among us doesn’t desperately scour the internet in the hopes of finding that amazing home remedy to help ease our discomforts as we deal with our cumbersome virus? In the hopes of helping you feel better faster, Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy has launched a new series of blog posts discussing various natural home remedies and alternative treatments that can be used to reduce those endless common cold symptoms and help you stay healthy.

In the first of our series, the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy team is sharing some of the most popular, tried-and-true suggestions on how to treat a sore throat.

Coat your throat:
• The traditional, well-known mixture of honey, warm water and lemon has proven to be a great natural cold remedy. Honey coats your throat and soothes that pesky irritation. Try Organic Throat Coat tea from Traditional Medicinals.

Rinse and relieve:
• As gross as it sounds and no matter how much we hate to try it, gargling with salt water is another great fix. Salt water helps cut down on sore throat irritants and repairs the throat rapidly.

Steam it out:
• Inhaling steam through your mouth can reduce the duration of throat infection and soothe the throat. To do this, boil a pot of water and keep the lid on. Once the water is boiled, move the pot to a safe surface, cover your head with a towel, remove the lid and inhale the steam from your mouth. Just use caution when placing head over the top of the warm pot. (Better yet, pour the water into another bowl for added safety.) Alternatively, turning your shower on hot and shutting the doors and windows in your bathroom makes for a great spur-of-the-moment steam room.

Please see our resource pages for a few more natural cold remedies.

But the very best solution is the one that shortens the duration of your sore throat, and your cold, altogether! As soon as you feel a tickle, make sure to begin taking Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy every 2-4 hours, drink plenty of fluids and gets lots of rest. Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy lozenges, are clinically proven to shorten the duration of the common cold by almost half. All Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy products, including our lozenges, oral spray and our new Daytime/Nighttime QuickMelts, release Zinc ions in your mouth to shorten your cold. Some scientific studies suggest that the release of zinc ions – as found in Cold-EEZE products’ unique zinc gluconate formula – inhibits the cold virus’ ability to replicate, shortening the duration of the common cold.*

If you know of any helpful ways to soothe a sore throat, make sure you share this information with the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy community by logging on to the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Facebook Page or comment right here, on the Get Well Faster Blog.

*Although the precise mechanism by which zinc ions interfere with the cold virus has not been scientifically established, several scientific studies suggest zinc ions inhibit the common cold virus’ ability to replicate.

Healthy Summer: Better Meals and Shorter Colds!

The season we’ve all been yearning for has had its unofficial welcoming; SUMMER!!

While recovering from long summer weekends of fun in the sun, splurging on great tasting food and NOT sleeping, our bodies are BEGGING us to recover! We’ve all made the “I’m never eating like that ever again” promise, but that vow can easily be broken with the number of barbecues, pool parties, graduation parties and weddings up ahead.

In an effort to ward off the unwanted pounds and the treacherous germs this summer, the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy team has put together a few tips to help you fulfill your cravings without packing on extra weight.

Summer Health Recipies

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What’s Cookin’?
• Hot Dogs: We suggest Applegate’s Organic Turkey Frank. The hot dog contains only 60 calories, 3.5 grams of fat and 7 grams of protein. Remember the more protein you eat, the longer you stay full. Still craving an all beef frank? Try Ball Park Fat Free Beef Franks: Only 50 calories, 5 grams of protein and of course, they’re fat free.
• Hamburgers: Find a lean ground beef in your local supermarket. Look for labels that say 95% lean meat, 5% fat. A mix of lean beef with fresh steamed veggies will give burgers a healthy flavor that will satisfy anyone after a long day in the sun.
• Vegetarians: Vegetarians can enjoy Lightlife Foods’ Veggie Protein Links. Only 45 calories and 8 grams of protein – they’re all natural and the perfect portion for a quick summer lunch.

Need to Chill Out?
• Lemonade: Try Pomegranate-Blueberry lemonade. Buy a bottle of Pomegranate blueberry juice (sugar free if possible), fresh rosemary and ½ a cup of fresh blueberries. This tart drink will quench your thirst while delighting your taste buds.
Unsweetened Passion Tea: Infused with hibiscus, exotic herbs and natural tropical flavors, this crisp, summer pick-me-up delivers sweetness and zest with absolutely no sugar added.

Have a bit of a sweet tooth?
• Dark Chocolate: Craving something sugary? Try putting a few Hershey’s Dark Chocolate BLISS bars in your freezer. They’re bite size and an easy way to control your portion intake. Not only is dark chocolate full of antioxidants, but it contains various vitamins and minerals that can support your health and fight summer colds.
• Banana Ice cream: A delicious low-cal twist on everyone’s favorite dessert. Cut a banana up into slices, freeze them and then throw them in a blender. This creamy and frosty treat tastes just like real ice cream… except it’s healthy.

The dreaded summer cold:
Aside from the unwanted pounds, it can also be difficult to stay healthy in the summer. Some people do not know that in the summer there are a number of other things that can affect your health. From air conditioners drying out our noses and leaving us more prone to infections, to sharing food, to summer travels and more, there are many ways that you can catch a summer cold (check out this blog post for more!). Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy can help you rid that pesky summer sniffle and cough. If you feel any common cold symptoms coming on, grab your Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy lozenges, which can easily be stored in your beach bag or pocket. The Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Oral Spray is also convenient for your summer travels because it packs more doses into a smaller package. Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy lozenges are clinically proven to shorten the duration of the common cold by almost half, which is vital this time of year. All Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy products, including our lozenges, oral spray and our new Daytime/Nighttime QuickMelts, release zinc ions in your mouth that are absorbed by your upper respiratory system. Some scientific studies suggest that the release of zinc ions – as found in Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy products’ unique zinc gluconate formula – inhibits the cold virus’ ability to replicate, shortening the duration of the common cold.*

If you know of any other healthy, fun in the sun recipes, make sure you share them with the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy community by logging on to the Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy Facebook Page or comment right here, on the Get Well Faster Blog.

* Although the precise mechanism by which zinc ions interfere with the cold virus has not been scientifically established, the Cleveland Clinic study demonstrated that Cold-EEZE lozenges significantly reduced the duration of the common cold.