by A. Grano on January 9th, 2012 at 7:00 am
Getting through the entire winter without a bout or two of coughing, runny nose, or other unpleasant symptoms is pretty unlikely, even for the strongest immune system. While experts agree there is no “cure” for the common cold, which must just run its course, remedies to help mitigate symptoms and feel better faster are certainly welcomed by anyone who can’t seem to escape the tissues.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center found that chicken soup may contain a number of substances with beneficial effects, including the amino acid (cysteine), which is thought to help thin mucus and ease congestion, as well as have some anti-inflammatory properties.
Vitamin C and its effects on colds has been evaluated for decades, and recent studies have suggested that participants who regularly took vitamin C endured a shorter duration of symptoms.
Research has suggested that probiotics, “good” bacteria, are said to have a variety of positive effects on health, including supporting a healthy immune system. According to the UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources, seventy percent of our immune system function occurs in the gut, so probiotics therefore help promote the integrity of the stomach’s lining and act as a barrier to toxins and harmful bacteria.
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