1. Chicken soup when you’re sick helps to fight colds
TRUE! In a study published in CHEST Journal, researches found that chicken soup has anti-inflammatory properties that help to relieve the symptoms associated with respiratory infections and has the potential to accelerate mucus clearing. Chicken contains the amino acid cysteine which is similar to acetylcysteine which doctors prescribe for patients.
2. Honey cures a cold.
TRUE! Researchers think that the stickiness and viscosity of honey helps to alleviates coughs while the antioxidants found in honey aid in the healing process.