I heard all my life that if you have a cold, you should avoid dairy products because they increase mucus production. That if you're already 'phlegmmy' you shouldn't have any dairy.
And then an acquaintance tells me that that's all horse-poo, that the latest research indicates all that is either a myth or old wives' tale, or whatever. I only listened because he's quite the track and field athlete, and seems he'd know if dairy did increase the secretions; he swears by all dairy products and doesn't avoid them when sick and never had an issue with extra mucus production.
Anyone know for sure, not just what they believe because they were told this? What's a reliable source to find out if it's FACT, or CR*P? Would love to know!
Apr 19, '08
My mother always told me this. Recently one of our doctors told me the same. Not sure if it's true.
I know that milk products taste yucky when I have a cold. I think it makes mucous, that's my personal opinion.
Last edit by FireStarterRN on Apr 19, '08