Thursday, December 20, 2012

Why is Chicken Soup Good For Colds?

I made a big pot of chicken noodle soup for Kaylei Joi and some of the other kids in the neighborhood that have come down with the sniffs. With the threat of colds and the flu lingering around, it's a good idea to have chicken soup on hand.

What is about homemade chicken noodle soup that sooth the sick? Moms and Grandmothers around the world have been making homemade chicken noodle soup for their sick little ones for ages. I did a little digging to find out what is behind the healing properties of homemade chicken noodle soup.

It's a well know fact that some herbs have healing properties, it is also a well know fact that most vegetables are packed with vitamins and nutrient our bodies need. Below is a list of some of the ingredients that you'll find in homemade chicken noodle soup along with some of the health benefits behind them.

Thyme - antioxidant and may help with respiratory issues
Garlic - helps boost immune system so you can fight off colds
Celery - full of just about all the alphabet, vitamin A, B, C and K
Carrots - can help with respiratory issues, full of B vitamins and A
Onions - high in vitamin C and B, also a great antioxidant
Parsley - parsley has properties in it that can help fight off fever naturally, also high in vitamin C
Rosemary - wonderful antioxidant
Black Pepper- also a great antioxidant

How can you not feel better after eating a good bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. With all the antioxidants and vitamins working to help your body fight off illnesses you are sure to feel better in now time.

Hungraciously Yours,
MiMi J


  1. I made a big pot last night with all the ingredients you listed above with basil and a little curry. It was yummy for my tummy!

  2. Sound yummy Amy! I bet the curry really kicked the flavor up.