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4 things that will help you deal with your cold.

Fitness - By Michelle Dora | May 1st 2015 at 01:14:16 GMT +0300
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4 things that will help you deal with your cold.

During this cold season your chances of getting a cold are high. But do you know how to deal with it?

Garlic and onions

These two contain compounds found in over-the-counter cold remedies, the compound have the ability to prevent mucous accumulation and dry out congested nasal passages.


While yoghurt may not cure your cold it could help reduce its duration and help with the symptoms as well. This is because it contains nutrients such as zinc which is important for a healthy immune system and friendly bacteria called probiotics which boost immune system function.

Red wine

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We all know red wine has various positive effects on the body if taken moderately.

But did you know that it can also help you combat the most frequent infection: the common cold? Wine has high levels of antioxidants called flavonoids which work against nasal viruses.

Black pepper

Yes the same thing that makes us sneeze can also help speed up the healing process of a cold. Turns out sneezing is good for you.

It has an expectorant property which helps break up mucus depositions in the tract and because of its irritant quality it helps you expel these loosened material through sneezing.

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