When you’re all achy and stuffy with a cold, take your mom’s advice: Sip some soothing, hot chicken soup. A recent online report indicates that chicken soup may help battle a cold in multiple ways:
- Sipping the soup helps you stay hydrated.
- Inhaling the steam helps you breathe better by loosening congestion.
- And researchers have found that the soup has anti-inflammatory properties in a laboratory environment.
So when you’re all stopped up, don’t get your feathers ruffled. Soothe the soreness that a cold can cause — with chicken soup.