5 Strange Food Cures that Really May Work

Depending on what's ailing you, relief may be as close as your refrigerator or pantry
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Your kitchen as pharmacy

Next time you have a hacking cough, the hiccups or a pounding headache, you may find more effective relief in your fridge or kitchen cabinets than in your medicine cabinet. Certain foods have been found to help alleviate these common ailments. Others may play a part in keeping more chronic health problems in check. Here are 5 food cures backed up by research that even a doctor may get behind. (Just be sure to always see a doctor for any serious or lingering illness.)