Chicken Soup: Can it cure a cold?
There’s no cure for the common cold. But if you’re sick, chicken soup may help you feel better. Researchers say that chicken soup acts as an anti-inflammatory and temporarily speeds up the movement of mucus through the nose. This relieves congestion and limits the amount of time viruses are in contact with the lining of your nose. Plus, soup and other liquids help loosen congestion and prevent dehydration.
It’s often the extra ingredients in the chicken soup that help. In our Immune Boosting Chicken Soup Recipe we use:
- Garlic, turmeric and ginger which have antiviral and detoxification properties to help get rid of toxins, stimulate circulation, reduce inflammation, aid digestion and boost your immune system.
- Coriander has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help fight disease.
- Protein in the form of chicken will supply your body with essential amino acids to help heal and nourish your body.