The common cold usually lasts for about a week, starting with a sore throat and a mild headache. While it isn’t disabling like the flu, a cold can be really disruptive to your life. There is no true cure for the common cold, but turns out, your grandmother was right. There are things you can do to shorten the duration of a cold and to ease your symptoms … and you can find them right in your grocery store.

Check out the slideshow above for helpful cold-fighting foods.

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