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Which foods should i eat and avoid when i have a cold?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
What to eat: Eating homemade chicken noodle soup can help to mobilize mucus ; has an anti-inflammatory effect. Hydrate well with clear broths, water or add a small amount of lemon to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey ; sip. Try thyme tea. Although some recommend hot toddies for colds – use of alcohol is discouraged by others.

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