Cold and flu season can be horrible, especially when it comes to getting through a pandemic and symptoms can be confusing. Food, drinks specifically, can either help or hurt your immune system and clear up your mucus. Drinks that make mucus thicker and harder to get out of your body are probably some of your favorites. So avoid drinks like alcohol, coffee, and other caffeinated drinks.
Staying hydrated thins mucus, making it easier to expel by coughing.
According to a 2008 study, hot beverages provide “immediate and sustained relief” from congestion and accompanying symptoms, such as sneezing, a nagging cough, a sore throat, and chills.
A person can benefit from drinking:
– Alkaline-rich Drinks
– Root teas
Let’s take a look at each one of these and how they work.
A traditional folk remedy for colds and flus, bone broth provides a rich array of nutrients (especially gelatin) that support your immune system. Cysteine, an amino acid found in chicken, helps to thin mucus so it can be expelled more easily. When fighting a cold, make a chicken broth with added spices or peppers to help keep the mucus moving.
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