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Health & wellness

Nutrition and You!

What to eat to beat the common cold

Adapted from the Nutrition and You! blog on

You know you have a cold when you catch it. Unfortunately, you were unlucky enough to inhale at least one of 200 or more viruses that cause Americans to suffer with more than a billion colds annually. It can make you feel miserable for up to two weeks. Can you eat to beat the common cold? Here are some myths and facts:

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