Mystery Of The Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup (serves 6)
1 tablespoon of butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
16 ounces chicken broth
1/2 pound chopped cooked chicken breast
1 1/2 cups egg noodles (or a different noodle if your allergic to egg products)
1 cup sliced carrots
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
This recipe will take you from the common cold to the healthy you. The recipe can be somewhat altered depending on your taste; however, one of the key ingredients is the chicken broth. It has been said for generations and generations that chicken noodle soup is the cure to the common cold. It is quick and easy to prepare and it takes about 30 minutes to be ready.
Dr. Stephen Rennard of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha (2000) did a study on the mystery of chicken noodle soup and he concluded that chicken noodle soup increased the activity of certain type of white blood cells that worked against infection. Chicken noodle soup also has anti-inflammatory effect on the body. Research may not be finalized and more hypotheses needs to be proven; nevertheless, we all know that chicken noodle soup is a home remedy used for many generations and it has not failed in curing the common cold.
Chicken noodle soup contains amino acid called cysteine, which has similar effects as the medicine acetyl cysteine prescribed by doctors for the common cold. Cysteine helps thin the mucus in the lungs and out your body. Chicken noodle soup has great source of protein because during the common cold, we do not have much appetite to eat anything. Protein will give us the strength to survive the cold symptoms. The warm soup soothes our throat, stomach and helps the passageway of our nostrils. Chicken noodle soup also contains antioxidants, which help fight infection and strengthen our bodies. It is better than a pill, and it will definitely get you out of bed and fully functioning after a day or two.

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