Chicken Soup is Good Medicine

Why Eat Chicken Soup for Illness? There Isn't Just One Answer.

Chicken Soup is Good Medicine
Have you ever wondered why chicken soup is good for you? As cold weather approaches my thoughts invariably turn to that ultimate comfort food — chicken soup. Could it be a coincidence that it’s also the time of year when I’m looking for ways to repurpose spent layers and surplus cockerels? And could it be a coincidence that chicken soup not only is warming and good for the soul, but also offers relief for the sniffles that ride in on winter weather?  Chicken soup was known to have healing properties as far back as the 12th century, when Egyptian physician Rabbi Moshe ben Maimonides extolled the virtues of chicken broth for its ability to relieve respiratory symptoms caused by the common cold. More recently Stephen Rennard, MD, chief of pulmonary medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, proved that chicken soup helps break up congestion, eases the flow of nasal secretions, and inhibits the white blood cells (neutrophils) that trigger inflammatory response to the cold virus that makes your

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