When you’re sick, one of the best things that you can do is to stay hydrated, but did you know that some drinks are better than others when dealing with a cold? Hot liquids are phenomenal at helping to ease the symptoms of a cold, especially if you are suffering from congestion. Hot liquids help loosen up the phlegm that causes congestion in your throat, sinuses and chest making it easier to expel these secretions and clear up congestion.
But what you put in your cup matters. Believe it or not, the best hot liquids to choose from include decaffeinated teas, hot water with lemon, and soups.
Although it does classify as a hot liquid, overconsumption of coffee is not recommended as too much caffeine can dehydrate you and may actually contribute to dehydration.