These seven simple tips from can help prevent catching a cold or flu this winter.

  1. Wash your hands often.
  2. Use disposable plates, forks and spoons if someone in your family has the flu.
  3. Door knobs, keyboards and telephones can harbor viruses-clean them often.
  4. A daily supplement helps provide the essential nutrients your body needs.
  5. Avoid sugar and fatty foods that help lower your body's immunity.
  6. Use paper towels in the kitchen and bathroom instead of cloth towels.
  7. Open public restroom and other doors with disposable paper towels.