When you’re sniffling, sneezing, and feel like you’ve been hit by a truck, you want something that not only tastes good, but makes you healthier at the same time. Fortunately, there are a few soups that can do this, making both cold and flu recovery faster than ever. Here are three of them:
#1: Chicken Noodle Soup
Most of us have been told that chicken noodle soup helps when you are feeling ill, but very few of us have been informed why. The reason is simple. Research has found that this particular health-boosting soup has anti-inflammatory properties and acts as an immune booster. No one is real sure why, but they assume that it is because of the collection of ingredients used when making it versus any one particular item that is found in this very traditional soup option.
#2: Cream of Tomato Soup
Not only is this velvety soup good for soothing a sore throat, but it is also loaded with vitamin C, a key nutrient in health and wellness. Pair it with a homemade grilled cheese and you will have a lunch or dinner that is as soothing to your taste buds as it is to your body. (Note: If you want to remove the milk from it due to upper respiratory issues, regular tomato soup still provides the same positive effects.)
#3: Hot and Sour Soup
If you like Chinese food, then hot and sour soup is a great option to consider when you’re feeling “under the weather.” The reason this one works so well is that it has chili and ginger. Chili works at clearing your sinuses and ginger soothes your intestinal tract, takes care of nausea, and reduces the achiness in your joints.
Whether you make your own, buy them in a can, or order them from your favorite restaurants, all three of these piping hot soup options can help you get off the couch and back to living your life.
What soups do you like to eat when you aren’t feeling well?