7. Eat chicken soup to cure a cold.
There is some truth behind this centuries-old health advice. According to research reported in the American Journal of Therapeutics, a compound found in chicken soup known as carnosine helps the body’s immune system fight the early stages of colds and flus.
Eating warm chicken soup can also reduce inflammation by blocking the movement of inflammatory white blood cells. To treat a cold, you can try both canned and homemade chicken soups.
8. Sweating helps detoxify your body.
Sweating helps regulate your body temperature. Detoxification, on the other hand, refers to eliminating harmful toxins through the digestive system.
According to Dr. Dee Anna Glaser, Professor of Dermatology at St. Louis University, “Sweating is not going to release a lot of toxins.”
Sweat is just water and as soon as you drink a glass of water, the body will automatically replace the lost water. Although sweating is a critical bodily function, the elimination of toxins is mostly the job of the liver.