A healthy chicken noodle soup is warming, boosts your immune system and is packed with nutrients.
According to a study published in the medical journal Chest in 2000, Dr. Stephen conducted laboratory tests to determine why chicken soup might help colds, beginning with his wife’s homemade recipe, handed down by her Lithuanian grandmother. Using blood samples from volunteers, he showed that the soup inhibited the movement of neutrophils, the most common type of white blood cell that defends against infection. Dr. Rennard theorizes that by inhibiting the migration of these infection-fighting cells in the body, chicken soup essentially helps reduce upper respiratory cold symptoms.
But by all means, you don’t have to drink the soup for all its benefits, just drink it because it yummy and filling. If you like to make it vegan, swap chicken for shiitake mushrooms or tofu.