Chicken Noodle Soup
Just ask any grandmother and she will tell you Chicken soup is the key for surviving cold and flu season, and not just because the warm comfort food feel to it. According to a study conducted by the University of California Los Angeles, this soup has some anti-inflammatory properties and can calms down inflammation in the upper respiratory tract that takes place when you catch a cold. The study also noted that the soup helps relieve nasal congestion.
Basically, it’s all about the whole being bigger than its parts – chicken noodle soup includes chicken broth, root vegetables (that are full of vitamins A and C and other antioxidants), chicken (protein) and noodles (carbs). In the bowl, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants come together and give chicken noodle soup it’s power to support a strong immune system.