4 Wellness Ways to Help You Feel Better: Plus Syrian "Ades" Lentil Soup
4 Wellness Ways to Help You Feel Better! (Plus! My Syrian "Ades" Lentil Soup Recipe)
Stay home and rest
I know, how can we stop life, right? But the reality with the types of sickness going around these days, your body needs serious rest to fully recover. Taking a few days off, as hard as it is (not speaking of the government mandates), will help mean you kick it for good instead of ending up back in bed the next week.
Make sleep a priority when you aren’t feeling well. Aim to get at least 7-9 hours of sleep each night, and don’t feel bad if you need to work in a 20 minute power nap during the day. Sleep is key for your immune system to function properly.
Illness can often cause dehydration. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to keep your immune system going and prevent your symptoms from getting worse. Keep a water bottle by your bed and set reminders on your phone to make sure you’re drinking throughout the day. If your throat needs soothing, try drinking tea or broth as well.
Stock up on supplies
Stock up on hand sanitizer, teas, tissues, cough drops, reusable thermometers and gargling salt. Take it from me, you’ll be happy you did instead of feeling frazzled when something hits you hard.
Checkout this elevated Syrian Ades Soup recipe I made when I was feeling sick with little appetite!
Syrian "Ades" Lentil Soup
A lentil soup with a mix of Syrian flavors