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There are a number of classic foods people turn to when they're sick. Many of these foods are feel-good staples for a reason; they can unclog your airways and lessen mucous, improving your outlook even as they gently ease symptoms of the cold or flu. Here are ten foods to eat when you're sick.

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1. Chicken Soup

The old wives tale that says chicken soup is good for the soul and the cold can be backed up by science. In a study published in CHEST Journal, researchers found chicken soup has anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve symptoms of respiratory infection. Furthermore, chicken contains an amino acid called cysteine, which is released when the chicken becomes soup. Cysteine shares a similar makeup to a drug prescribed for bronchitis.

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