Old Wives Tales About Colds
It’s almost here! It seems once the kids get back to school here come the colds! If there is one topic that sparks endless debate it’s a cold. Everyone has their reasons to catch one and their sure fire way to get rid of one. Well I’m going to ruin the party by citing some scientific evidence:
1, Wet hair makes you prone to catch a cold: sorry, not true. Scientists have studied it for ever. It’s exposure to viruses that make you sick. Your nose will run a little more outside because the cold weather dilates blood vessels.
2. Feed a cold, starve a fever. Doesn’t really work. When sick, stay hydrated and have nutritious things to eat.
3. Eat chicken soup: this one works! Make sure it has lots of veggies in it. Scientists have found it will relieve congestion!
4. Drink a hot toddy and get under the covers to sweat it out. Not scientific at all, but I always try it because I like the hot toddy part!
Well there you go. Here’s hoping you stay healthy this fall and winter!