Don’t take a cold lying down. A healthy diet will increase your energy level, support your immune system and improve your outlook. Avoid sugar and alcohol when you are ill. Additionally, anything helping to decrease mucous production, can shorten your suffering. Hot showers, steams, netti pots and over-the-counter decongestants are all useful in the fight against the common cold. Fight back and feel better fast!
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The common cold usually lasts for about a week, starting with a sore throat and a mild headache. While it isn't disabling like the flu, a cold can be really disruptive to your life. There is no true cure for the common cold, but turns out, your grandmother was right. There are things you can do to shorten the duration of a cold and to ease your symptoms ... and you can find them right in your grocery store.
Check out the slideshow above for helpful cold-fighting foods.