Today we’re celebrating grandmas because, well, they’re the best! We asked our twitter followers what some of their grandma’s remedies are and rounded them up here. Check the out.
You must admit it grandmas have the best home remedies. So here at The Chew asked our Twitter followers to send us their grandmas’ remedies and Daphne weighed in on whether or not they work.
@BrettRogers00: My nanna made me drink milk if I had heartburn!
This does not work! While it's true that milk can temporarily buffer stomach acid, nutrients in milk, particularly fat, will stimulate the stomach to produce more acid. So, this will make your heartburn worse.
@Orenshmeal: Grandma said chicken noodle soup was the perfect cold remedy. Any time I get a cold, I make it just like grandma’s!
It works! Scientists aren’t exactly sure why, but a University of Nebraska study found that chicken noodle soup inhibited white blood cell movement, which helps in the fight against a common cold.
@RichGCarl: When I’d have muscle cramps in little league… my grandma had me drink pickle juice! It worked at the time.
It works. Researchers say that pickle juice is more effective than water when it comes to fighting a muscle cramp. Those who downed the brine stopped complaining of cramping within 85 seconds -- about 37 percent faster than the water drinkers.
@madison_plummer: My grandma tells me to gargle with salt water whenever I have a sore throat.
It works. It loosens thick muscus which can remove irritants like allergens, bacteria and fungi in the throat.
@c3mommio: My grandma believed a shot of whiskey would knock a cold right out of you!
Alcohol will not help cure a cold, though moderate consumption may reduce susceptibility, but a Spanish study found no relationship between the incidence of colds and consumption of beer or spirits.