Cold and flu season is here, so you’ll want to have plenty of chicken soup on hand. But does chicken soup really help when you’re sick? Turns out, it can – chicken soup can help reduce inflammation, which can lead to a stuffy or runny nose. It’s also packed with protein and nutrients that can help the body fight off infection. Finally, the meaty taste (also known as ‘umami’ – can help improve appetite and digestion. The practice of treating a sickness with chicken soup actually goes back thousands of years and many different cultures, including the Roman empire and ancient China.
Do you eat chicken soup when you’re sick? What are some other ‘comfort foods’ you eat when you’re under the weather?