Okay, so I have a winter cold. It seems like everyone I know has the sniffles, cough, watery eyes, and a stuffy nose. I haven't had a true cold in years until this year. I need to pull out my remedy bag. I know that viruses that cause the common cold don't respond to antibiotics, So, what are some remedies?
The very first thing I crave when I have a cold is good, old-fashioned Chicken Soup. I want the chicken, carrots, grean beans or green peas, sometimes corn, noodles, onions, and lots of seasoning (salt, pepper, garlic powder, chicken stock). If I want it thicker, I'll add flour, cream of celery soup, or cream of mushroom soup. This is not a recipe blog but I do like to talk about good chicken soup.
A well-known study at the Nebraska Medical Center found that chicken soup contains a number of substances that actually help combat the common cold. Yes chicken soup works!
Foods that are rich in antioxidants and high in vitamins A, B, C, and other minerals that fortify your immunity are necessary. Here is one list I found that identifies 10 Top Cold Remedy Foods:
- 100% orange juice
- bell peppers
- lean meat