Do you ever realize soup is a prevalent meal during winter? Specifically, chicken noodle soup seems to be even more prevalent. Do you ever wonder why exactly? Dry cured bones have been used for decades in chicken noodle soups and other home remedies to fight the flu. Why do you ask? Simmering animal bones in water release collagen and other proteins into the broth that have health benefits such as fighting inflammation, ease joint pain, promote gut health and cardioprotective effects.
Chicken broth contains vitamins, minerals, and some fat. The warm liquid can help your upper respiratory tract by providing hydration and nasal clearance. Carrots, onion, and celery contain vitamins A, C, and antioxidants that help build a strong immune system. Chicken is packed with proteins that help support the immune system as well. Noodles are carbohydrates that contribute to keeping you full and satisfied while being easily digested.