Really? Is chicken soup immune boosting? Does it have these properties? Read on and I’ll give you some reasons is is or you can Google that question, and, you’re gonna get information overload!
Why Chicken Soup is Immune Boosting?
According to stack.com,
“It’s not just an old wives’ tale. Research supports the proposition that chicken soup actually provides health benefits—supporting the immune system and decreasing the duration and intensity of colds and flu by inhibiting the migration of white blood cells across the mucous membrane to reduce congestion and ease cold symptoms. It’s also more effective than hot water at thinning mucus and speeding its movement through the nose. This helps limit the amount of time viruses come in contact with the lining of the nose and can decrease the length of a cold.
Chicken soup contains vitamins A and C, magnesium, phosphorus, gelatin and antioxidants, which are known to build a strong immune system and fight off viruses. The protein from chicken provides amino acids that are used to build antibodies to fight infection. The carbohydrates in noodles or rice provide easy-to-digest energy that keeps you feeling satisfied.”
What Makes This Soup Immune Boosting?
OK, here’s why this soup is just so good for you:
- Use bone-in chicken to get the nutrition of the bone marrow in the soup. Once the chicken is tender, debone, and discard the bone and skin.
- Nutritional yeast. Yes, I use this in so many, almost all of my soups and stews, recipes. Educate yourself on the value of this ingredient. And, I’ve got a link to it after the recipe. You can find it on Amazon.
- Spices that are absolutely fine for your health, like turmeric and curry.
- And, if you’ve never added lemongrass paste to some recipes, then check out the health properties!