What to Drink to Help Fight a Cold Slideshow

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Green or Black Tea

Rich in protective antioxidants called polyphenols, both green and black teas are a smart choice for those looking to ward off the common cold. Many also recommend having a spoonful of honey on the side because it has some anti-bacterial properties. "Raw honey has more impact than processed honey," explains nutritionist Kelly Aronica, noting that some studies have indeed shown that honey can be as effective as over-the-counter cough medicine for relieving coughs.