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10 Home Remedies for Colds


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Chicken Soup
Chicken soup remedies aren't just myths.
Chicken soup remedies aren't just myths.
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Science actually backs up what your mom knew all along -- chicken soup does help a cold. It's one of the most beneficial hot fluids you can consume when you have a cold. Scientists believe it's the fumes in the soup that release the mucus in your nose and help your body better fight against its viral invaders. Chicken soup also contains cysteines, which are good at thinning mucus. And the soup provides easily absorbed nutrients.


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