Warm savory chicken soup, is there anything better when you're under the weather?
It is the season we are ducking for cover any time we hear someone sniffle. As much as we try to avoid getting sick by eating healthy, taking vitamin C and vitamin D, sometimes it just happens. Of course, doing all these things can help reduce how often we get sick or reduce the length of time. When we do get hit with a bug, what is important, we are taking care of ourselves. Getting lots of rest, eating nourishing foods, drinking tea and getting in lots of fluids.
This week we are sharing our cold fighting chicken soup, to make sure you're prepared if you end up with a pesky cold. Looks like Mom was on to something when she suggested chicken soup to help fight your cold. (she was right again). Of course, the benefits will be based on the ingredients you add to your soup- quality ingredients, equals quality soup. A study completed in 2000 by Dr Stephen Rennard (University of Nebraska Medical Center physician/researcher) concluded the anti-inflammatory properties of many of chicken soup's ingredients helped reduce symptoms caused by respiratory infections
We call this the “Cold Fighting Chicken Soup” because it loaded with veggies, bone broth and herbs to help build the immune system up and kick that pain in the ass cold!
Herbs such as thyme, rosemary and oregano contain antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
Garlic is a traditional herbal medicine remedy to prevent and treat colds and coughs. Its antiviral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, making it the perfect remedy when fighting a cold.
Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory helping fight those nasty symptoms that come with fighting a cold.
Bone broth is rich in easy to digest minerals and amino acids helping to boost the immune system. It helps get in extra fluids, especially important when we are running a fever and the warm broth will thin out mucus.
Ginger contains active ingredients, such as gingerol and shagelol, their strong antimicrobial properties help fight colds. Ginger is great as tea if you are dealing with an upset stomach, due to its anti-nausea effects.
Whether you’re sick or just looking for a comforting bowl of soup, this guaranteed not to disappoint.
** you can also use roasted chicken from the grocery store.