Chicken soup has long been touted by grandmas everywhere as being “good for what ails you.”
Not only is chicken soup the hot comforting meal of choice when you are under the weather, this traditional soup has been found to provide actual health benefits as well. Dr. Stephen Rennard, a specialist in pulmonary medicine, put grandma’s theory to the test. He has found that chicken soup can inhibit inflammation of the cells in the nasal passage which reduces the symptoms of a cold.
Chicken soup has also been found to contain an amino acid that is similar to a drug used to treat some respiratory infections.
While there is no conclusive evidence that chicken soup is a cure-all, it does seem probable that it can help to alleviate symptoms. Most importantly, it is a good source of nutrients and re-hydration.
Be comforted by the warmth and greatness of our old-fashion chicken soup; a home-style taste that even grandmas would approve of!