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Home Remedies for Colds: Warm Liquids

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by: Mara Betsch
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Though drinking fluids is a common recommendation when you come down with cold symptoms, the New York Times found that there wasn't a lot of evidence to prove that drinking significantly more liquids actually prevented cold symptoms. However, older studies have found that hot liquids, like hot water or even chicken soup, increased mucus velocity, and in 2008, a study found that hot drinks provided "immediate and sustained relief from symptoms of runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat, chilliness and tiredness."


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