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Does chicken soup help fight colds?

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Chicken soup appears to help fight colds, according to several studies. It helps clear nasal congestion as well as thin mucus so you can better cough it up. In addition, research shows it may have a mild anti-inflammatory effect than can help ease symptoms.

From: Starve a Cold, Feed a Fever? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Bruce, D. , Ballantine, 2007. The Sinus Cure

Mayo Clinic: "Cold Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't, What Can't Hurt."

eMedicineHealth: "Colds Treatment: Self-Care at Home."

FDA: "Colds and Flu: Time Only Sure Cure."

American Lung Association: "A Survival Guide for Preventing and Treating Influenza and the Common Cold."

Nutrients : “Dietary Natural Products for Prevention and Treatment of Liver Cancer.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 25, 2017

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SOURCES:

Bruce, D. , Ballantine, 2007. The Sinus Cure

Mayo Clinic: "Cold Remedies: What Works, What Doesn't, What Can't Hurt."

eMedicineHealth: "Colds Treatment: Self-Care at Home."

FDA: "Colds and Flu: Time Only Sure Cure."

American Lung Association: "A Survival Guide for Preventing and Treating Influenza and the Common Cold."

Nutrients : “Dietary Natural Products for Prevention and Treatment of Liver Cancer.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 25, 2017

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