I woke up with the dreaded sore throat, ear ache and body aches. The congestion is starting to set in with the night air. I am looking through the cabinets to see if I can find any Nyquil, Dayquil…anything.
What I do know is I have all the ingredients for chicken soup! Yes I’m cheating, it is a soup mix but real chicken breast to boil down and let the soup steep. Just stirring the soup and breathing in the steam seems to help. Chicken soup and a call to mom, why is it you still want your mom when you are 50 something and have a cold?
Well there is lots of research to support that chicken soup is the perfect thing to fight off a virus. Besides the obvious fact that chicken soup will help hydrate you and breathing in warm steam soothes irritated airways, doctors believe chicken soup has some anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve the nagging cold symptoms.
- Add a little garlic and you have antibacterial and antiviral boosts.
- Add a little thyme to reduce your cough and congestion.
- Add a little sage to boost immunity!
- Add a little ginger it will help with the aches and pains!
Chicken soup, the perfect comfort on this snowy eve.
I’m gonna crawl under my electric blanket and call my mom!