Chicken Soup – The Winter Wonder
Not a big fan of too much flu medicine for your little ones? A really great option is homemade chicken soup which has been proven to have very good medicinal properties.
While medical professionals aren’t clear on which chicken soup ingredient is the winner, they have gathered that the combination of chicken, celery, tomato, sweet potato, carrot, onion, parsley, salt, pepper, and spices work wonders for congested children.
Here are just some of the ways in which this powerful combination can aid the flu-chasing process:
After eating a hearty bowl of soup the tiny hairs found inside the nose are said to do a better job of protecting the body from catching any new germs. This isn’t to say it’s safe to stop covering our mouths when we sneeze but, in the event that someone does forget to, chicken soup can help keep you protected with its immune system boosting minerals like calcium, magnenium and phosphorus.
Warm chicken soup helps with air flow and the movement of nasal mucus. Carnosin, which is found in soup, helps ease inflammation in the upper respiratory tract. That relief on its own is very welcome when your nose is all clogged up and your head feels double its size.
When your body is under stress from illness it needs all the fuel it can get. It’s important to keep your digestive system functioning well so your body can absorb all the minerals and vitamins it needs to fight the sickness. When chicken bones are cooked down, they release a property called glucosamine which helps heal the lining of the digestive tract.
To help fuel your family for the better, consider making homemade chicken soup a regular in your winter dinner time menu. And adding just a spoonful of Rajah’s mild variants is an excellent way to make your nutritious soup a favourful family favourite. Full tummies, and warm, healthy bodies – the perfect winter combo!
Don’t have a recipe on hand? Why not try our Rajah Chicken and Vegetable soup here.