When you get a cold, the first thing your grandmother tells you to do is probably to eat some chicken soup. While you may want to brush off Gram’s advice, there’s scientific evidence that chicken soup actually does ease cold symptoms and, in addition to over-the-counter meds and lots of rest, can help cure your cold.
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Ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine as a cure-all; it is thought to improve overall well-being and mental health. Combined with chicken and hot broth, this soup may just cure your cold. Click here to see the recipe.
Lemon juice brightens up a classic chicken soup recipe and adds in an extra shot of vitamin C. Click here to see the recipe.
Also known as “Jewish penicillin,” matzo ball soup starts out with cooking a whole chicken into a flavorful stock. The trick to light and fluffy matzo balls is handling the balls at little as possible. Click here to see the recipe.
Chicken soup for when you can’t hang around the kitchen all day. Add the orzo and spinach a few minutes before you’re ready to eat. Click here to see the recipe.
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Chicken soup for the gluten-free soul. If you’re short on time, use shredded rotisserie chicken and store-bought low-sodium stock for this easy chicken soup. Click here to see the recipe.
Eggs add an extra dose of protein and vitamin B to a traditional Greek chicken soup. For a healthier option, substitute brown rice for white. Click here to see the recipe.
Canned tomatoes add antioxidants like lycopene and vitamins C, A, and E to already healthy chicken and quinoa soup. Click here to see the recipe.