Chicken Noodle Soup
Alas, “Chicken Noodle Soup”, it would seem that this simple dish could never amount to such great applications such as: ailments, remedies, and just plain old “Good eating’. However, Chicken noodle soup may serve as a remedy for the broken soul; including a broken heart, as well as a remedy for a variety of ailments including the common cold. For the scientific world, the benefits of chicken noodle soup were reported centuries ago. That was based on ancient Greek writings, some of which stated that the soup could help clear upper respiratory infections. Well, wouldn’t you know it, the common cold happens as a result of an upper respiratory infection, which thus causes inflammation. Well, I guess those ancient Greece knew what they were talking about after all.
Presently there is scientific research that proves chicken noodle soup to be a natural healer. There are infact many reasons as to why said soup has been so heavily praised. For one, the soup for the most part (and for us normal humans) is consumed while still hot and steamy, and well wouldn’t you know it, that as we eat our delicious soup the steam we breathe in clears up our congestion! Secondly according to Dr. Irwin Ziment (That’s right an actual doctor) Pulmonary specialist, and professor at UCLA school of medicine, the soup in fact contains drug like elements that are similar to those found in common cold medicines. For example, when the chicken is cooked, in the process of making the soup, amino acids are released from the chicken, which chemically resemble the drug acetylcysteine, a drug prescribed for bronchitis and other respiratory conditions.
Thirdly, who likes eating sop without flavor? Nobody, and that’s why we put spices in our soup, such as garlic and pepper. These spices have been known for centuries to be great healing elements, and do in fact work the same way as modern cold medicines. They make breathing easier by clearing up congestion and thinning mucus. There is indoubtly of course, the TLC factor, for doesn’t is just feel good when somebody prepares you the soup and gives it to you right from the comfort of your own bed? When it comes to healing the soul, well it just feels darn good to be warmed up by a nice bowl of soup, and that in its own will make you feel good. As a finally note, it’s safe to say that one should never underestimate the power of some good ‘old fashioned chicken noodle soup.
Chicken Noodle Soup Nutrition Facts
Calories: 75 per cup