This is a bowl of clear chicken vegetable soup.
each ingredient in chicken soup has its own special healing properties:
- Chicken, while filling, is good for more than just a meal. It contains cystine, an amino acid that is thought to help thin mucus in the lungs, making it easier to expel.
- Carrots(which contain beta-carotene) which help to bolster the immune system and fight infection.
- Onions in your chicken soup provide the benefit of antioxidants that reduce inflammation and act as an anti-histamine.
Besides all of the physical benefits of ingesting chicken soup, there is an added psychological reason to take it. For many people, it is either administered by a caring relative or it brings with it fond and comforting memories of home.