Were you questioning your grandmother’s words about the capabilities of the magical chicken soup recipe that she was making specifically to treat you from cold and diseases? Science proves that your grandmother was right.
How to make chicken soup with vegetables
dish type: Appetizers and drinks
How to prepare: 10 minutes
Preparation time: 25 minutes
total time: 35 minutes
The number of people: 3
Ingredients chicken soup
2 cups of diced chicken breast.
2 tablespoons butter. Or 2 tablespoons of vegetable ghee.
A large piece of chopped onion.
1 cup chopped celery.
1 tablespoon of diced green pepper.
1 tablespoon minced garlic.
6 cups of chicken broth.
2 cubes of chicken stock.
1/2 teaspoon dry thyme.
1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
1 cup diced potatoes.
1/4 cup of carrot cubes.
1/2 cup semi-skimmed cream.
How to prepare
In a cooking pot, put the butter or margarine, then add the chicken cubes and stir with a wooden spoon for 3 minutes.
Add onions, celery, green peppers, and minced garlic, and stir for another 3 minutes.
Add the broth, chicken cubes, thyme, and black pepper, and bring the soup to a boil.
Add the potato cubes and carrots, reduce the heat and leave the soup for 20 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
Pour the soup into a large serving bowl, add the cream, and serve immediately.
Therapeutic capabilities of chicken soup
Recent studies by researchers have shown that hot soup may be the best remedy for your winter cold. The study found that has the ability to alleviate the symptoms of colds that affect the respiratory system and appear clear on the person, because of the anti-inflammatory properties of this soup.
The researchers responsible for the study at the University of Nebraska in the United States of America put three different recipes under study. The studied chicken soup recipes contained the following ingredients: chicken pieces, onions, sweet potatoes, carrots, white turnip, celery, parsley, salt, and spices.
The researchers monitored its effect on the speed of movement of a certain type of white blood cells, which the body usually produces to fight infection, to test whether the movement of this particular type of cells increases or decreases with its eating, especially since researchers believe that the speed of movement of these cells It is the factor responsible for the emergence of cold symptoms.
Indeed, the researchers found that its slows down the pace and speed of movement of the mentioned type of white blood cells, which reduces the symptoms of the disease visible on the upper half of the respiratory system.
The researchers also suggested that there is another important factor, as eating has the effect of a placebo or a counterfeit pill, just eating it may cure a cold faster!
Not to mention that the body needs to replace the fluids it loses during illness, which is what certainly provides to the patient.
An old study more than 40 years old showed that the aroma of soup and the spices that are used in its preparation greatly help relieve throat and respiratory tract congestion and soften the stuck mucus, which usually accompanies a cold or a cold.
The recipe for soup in the face of colds and colds was mentioned historically in many texts by ancient philosophers and healers, and to this day it was believed that its benefits are nothing more than rumors, which modern studies have begun to deny, to actually confirm the health benefits of its.
Scientists are still confused about the reason for the positive effect of chicken soup in treating a cold, but they believe that it is an ideal mix between a group of ingredients that are still being researched!