Last week, I bought some Honee’s cough drops without really looking at the ingredients. The package said they were made with real honey and enhanced with B vitamins—great, right? But today I took a look at the ingredient list—oh my: Sugar, followed by corn syrup. Like so many cough drops—how many of you grew up gobbling wild-cherry Ludens?—these were really just candy in disguise as medicine. Here are six better-for-you alternatives, just in time for the beginning of cold and flu season.
|Goodbye, Cough Syrup: 12 Natural, At-Home Cold Remedies|
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|Homemade Cough Syrup|
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