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Souper broth! An old wivesí tale? No, chicken soup really CAN fight a cold, say scientists
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:11 EST, 22 December 2012 | Ian Marber

Posted on 12/23/2012 3:27:46 PM PST by Olog-hai

Chicken soup is good for the soul, they say. And as a homespun remedy for everything that might ail you during winter, there are few things as deliciously soothing. But could such a broth be more than just a cold comfort? According to the latest scientific study, the answer is yes.

Research in the American Journal of Therapeutics showed that a compound found in chicken soup—carnosine—helped the body’s immune system to fight the early stages of flu. But the authors warned this benefit ended as soon as the soup was excreted by the body, so that means you may need to have a fairly constant supply. …

The researchers also found many commercial soups had a similar inhibitory effect. It is probable that the combination of nutrients worked in synergy to provide the beneficial effect. Another study, from Miami, also suggests chicken soup has more than a placebo effect. …

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1 posted on 12/23/2012 3:27:50 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Always listen to your Mama....(!)


2 posted on 12/23/2012 3:32:32 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Olog-hai

3 posted on 12/23/2012 3:33:32 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Olog-hai

Interesting, thanks.
Except now my gran will start saying, ‘yes, I was right about the soup and so is steeped garlic and lemons juice’.


4 posted on 12/23/2012 3:34:43 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: JoeProBono

Chicky been eatin’ beans?


5 posted on 12/23/2012 3:35:49 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Olog-hai

“soup could help alleviate respiratory tract inflammation that results in feeling bunged-up.”

“Bunged-up?” Ask Barney Frank about that!


6 posted on 12/23/2012 3:37:48 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Olog-hai
Jewish Penicillin


8 posted on 12/23/2012 3:45:39 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Through the woods and over the cliff ....)
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9 posted on 12/23/2012 3:50:57 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Mike Darancette

Chicken broth, carrots, onions, and...?


10 posted on 12/23/2012 3:58:14 PM PST by EEGator
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To: EEGator

C E L E R Y. GARLIC. TURNIP. PARSLEY. DILL.

You begin by making a broth, with lots of bones and meat and vegetables. Then you strain it and discard all the solids. You then start over, with the vegetables above, diced. You sweat them in a Tbls of olive oil, then remove. Take the strained broth and put into large pot. Add another chicken that has been cut into about ten pieces. Cook until meat falls off bones. Remove bones, add the sweated vegetables plus herbs. Cook five more minutes. You’re done.


11 posted on 12/23/2012 4:15:26 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Olog-hai

Yes, it’s true!
In what must be the only funny thing I ever heard Lib
Garrison Keillor say, chicken soup doesn’t work very well
when you make it yourself, for yourself-—you have to have
someone BRING IT TO YOU, you have to have a “chicken-soup
provider”.


12 posted on 12/23/2012 4:20:02 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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. . . Obamasoup?


13 posted on 12/23/2012 4:25:42 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Obama promised cellphones, not chicken soup.
Don’t expect miracles.
His wife is the dispenser of miracles where food in concerned.


14 posted on 12/23/2012 4:33:28 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: kabumpo

Chicken don’t float. Them’s matzo.


15 posted on 12/23/2012 4:34:18 PM PST by txhurl
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To: supremedoctrine

The notion of chicken soup being declared medicine under Obamacare though . . .


16 posted on 12/23/2012 4:39:02 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai; neverdem; SunkenCiv; Smokin' Joe; blam; decimon
*PING*

(And I caught a flu or cold or something from someone at work Friday afternoon, still down for the count today. It's bad that I am too tired to FReep consistently during a vacation week.) Thanks, Olog-hai.

Cheers!

...oh, and Merry Christmas.

17 posted on 12/23/2012 4:46:30 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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I hope you feel better and real soon, grey whiskers. If I lived near you, you’d hear the door bell ring and a large pot of homemade chicken soup on the porch for you. Get some rest and feel better soon!


18 posted on 12/23/2012 4:57:56 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Olog-hai

The sweet young thing was the oooold man’s birthday present.

She asked him if he would like some super sex.

He said “I’ll take the soup.”


19 posted on 12/23/2012 5:01:13 PM PST by wizr (Keep the Faith!)
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To: grey_whiskers

Merry Christmas & get well soon!


20 posted on 12/23/2012 5:15:18 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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