What with Chicken Soup?

@sandwedge (1341)
Malaysia
June 15, 2007 8:23pm CST
I keep reading and hearing about chicken soup thats suppose to be good for someone having a cold. Whats so special regarding the ingredients of chicken soup? Heck, they even have books called Chicken Soup for The Soul. Is this really true or just old wives tales.
1 response
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
16 Jun 07
While there is no proof that chicken soup actually cures anything, I think it is the broth that is most helpful. A chicken broth usually has a lot of good vitamins and minerals, which is good for helping yuo feel better and boost your immune system. Also it is a good comfort food. Also, if you have ever been stuffed up and inhale hot steam, it can help unblock your sinuses. So, the hot steam from the soup when you breath it in can help there too. I guess. I mean, I dont know, just my most educated guess.
@sandwedge (1341)
• Malaysia
16 Jun 07
what you said may be right. i think it is right. doctors sometimes recommend chicken soup so there should be some truth to is healing properties. thanks.