Get the Low-Down on What Works for the Common Cold
By The Diabetes Site
Defined as “abelief,usuallysuperstitiousorerroneous,passedonbywordof mouthasapieceoftraditionalwisdom,” old wives tales are so woven into the fabric of everyday life that we often forget to question their validity. No worries, though! We’re hear to investigate these curious cures and shed some serious scientific light on what helps and what doesn’t.
1. Hit the Vitamin C Hard!
Though studies have shown that Vitamin C may reduce the length of a cold by one day, there’s no scientific proof that the supplement will prevent nor cure a cold. Still, healthy eating is very important for the body that’s fighting off an illness, so if you’re a fan of foods and juices rich in Vitamin C, all the better! Just be careful to not exceed 2,000 milligrams per day–any more and you risk adverse effects such as diarrhea.
One way to get your C on with a classy and wholly practical twist? Try these beautiful drinking glasses. Rimmed in vibrant cobalt, they’re sure to perk up any sick day!
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