Hot Toddies Are Better For You Than Cough Syrup

Wow!!! What? And… *cough* I think we’re starting to feel a bit under the weather! I kid. But, seriously, this will take some of the icky out of that winter cold, right?

By on January 22, 2018
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Wow!!! What? And… *cough* I think we’re starting to feel a bit under the weather! I kid. But, seriously, this will take some of the icky out of that winter cold, right?

The YouTube channel “Reactions” questioningly looked at all the active ingredients in a standard cough syrup. They also looked at several studies and found that 15 of the 19 found the medicine had no benefit or had conflicting results. Another concluded, “they are no better than a placebo.”

WHAT?! So… what do to next time you have a cough and cold? Well, do what your mom’s mom did! Drink lots of water and sip whisky! (With honey and lemon). Yup. A Hot Toddy! The honey will help soothe your throat, the steam will help open up your sinuses and the whiskey will help you sleep. That my friends, is the trifecta of AWESOME!

 

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