Skip to comments.Souper broth! An old wivesí tale? No, chicken soup really CAN fight a cold, say scientists
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 soupcarnosinehelped the bodys 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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Always listen to your Mama....(!)
Except now my gran will start saying, ‘yes, I was right about the soup and so is steeped garlic and lemons juice’.
Chicky been eatin’ beans?
“soup could help alleviate respiratory tract inflammation that results in feeling bunged-up.”
“Bunged-up?” Ask Barney Frank about that!
Bet that chicken ain’t never caught a cold!
Chicken broth, carrots, onions, and...?
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.
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
. . . Obamasoup?
Obama promised cellphones, not chicken soup.
Don’t expect miracles.
His wife is the dispenser of miracles where food in concerned.
Chicken don’t float. Them’s matzo.
The notion of chicken soup being declared medicine under Obamacare though . . .
(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.
...oh, and Merry Christmas.
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!
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.”
Merry Christmas & get well soon!
Do you feel comfy now?
P.S. Don't forget George Dickel, the best Cascade Hollow, TN has to offer. Dickel Tickle, with George Dickel® Tennessee whiskey, Southern Comfort® peach liqueur, Pimm's® gin, lime juice and lemonade. Remember, it's all medicinal, this I know, for the Bible tells me so :o)
“Dickel Tickle... it’s all medicinal..”
Wow! It knocks you out so you can get some rest! That sounds wonderfully “medicinal”, Mrs. Don-0!!
I had to readjust my reading glasses, and then saw the post was from you.
Acting upon your suggestion, I shall do the best with what I have:
Bushmills Irish Whiskey (or Minnesota-brewed 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey) with Peach Schnapps, Peppermint Schnapps, and Orange Juice.
Not exactly 1 Timothy 5:23, but it'll do in a pinch.
To paraphrase humor columnist Dave Barry, "...since I began drinking [heavily] I do not have one cold which I remember clearly."
And, yes, I am wearing a scarf.
Cheers, and thanks for the well-wishes.
...oh, and Merry Christmas!
If *I* did live near you, I'd have a pot of chicken ice cubes. I think it's dropping down to 12 degrees tonight.
Oh well, the cat likes to cuddle when it gets too cold. It'll help.
The result is that the water in the pan turns into something that tastes just like chicken soup!
We then pull out the bones and strain it a couple of times to make sure we got all that gunky stuff (from the carcass) out of the mix. Then we toss in some potatoes and carrots and boil for another hour or so. The flavor in this "soup" is pretty intense and just as good, if not better, than the chicken soup made by Campbells or Progresso.
You can also do the same trick with turkey.
“Years ago, my wife and I discovered that you can make chicken soup ———
Astonishing! Who knew?
Oh and if you ran out of jars of gravy on the lazy susan... and want gravy for your roasted chicken and mashed potatoes, my mom figgured out how to use the drippings from the chicken. Mom’s sure smart!
There are some other food items my wife and I created that might be more marketable, should we ever be inclined to go into business.
On of my favorite "home made" sandwiches is to wrap smoked sardines (soaked in olive oil) into a slice of swiss cheese which is then wrapped tightly into a tortilla wrap. It's very delicious and if I can find a way to make it not so messy (the olive oil tends to drip out), I could market it as a healthy fast-food option.
Yes, I know that those are matzoh balls. Traditionally, matzoh ball soup is a consomme without any vegetables or chicken meat in the finished version.
People eat canned soup? Really? Didn’t anyone have a mother or grandmother who taught them how to cook?
I commend you for not making your own soup. I posted a recipe that I learned from a French chef. You need to make the broth first with the chicken and vegetables, and then strain it and begin to make the soup with another chicken and new vegetables.
It makes a big difference to brown the chicken first in the pot before you add the water. By all means add bones from leftover roast chicken to make the broth.
Interesting post. Friday I was diagnosed with pneumonia. On Saturday, a kind neighbor brought chicken soup. I ate it as hot as possible, and with a lot of pepper. An hour later, I felt great. Sadly, it only lasted about 12 hours, so I’ll see the doc tomorrow morning.
My dad used to tell about the mustard plasters his parents used to give the kids. It sounds disgusting and smelly, but effective. Might be something to consider.
My grandmothers remedies for colds/flu.
lots of vick’s
1 teaspoon whiskey (medicinal purposes only) followed by 1 teaspoons lemon/honey
Well, the Dems always claimed Reagan dubbed ketchup a “vegetable”, so chicken soup as medicine would provide Obama a way to declare that, yes, he’s like Reagan.
Sardines! Good for you! I love sardines, too, but Mr. Don-o thinks they smell too fishy. Um. That’s like cinnamon smells too cinamonny. What’s it supposed to smell like?
For something super healthy, I break the sardines up a bit, and put them in a good vegetable soup. For instance, a tomato-based minestrone. Oh, it’s so good.
“1 teaspoon whiskey (medicinal purposes only) followed by 1 teaspoons lemon/honey”
My friend, a TN common-sense old-timey healer, suggested the Jack Daniels/lemon/honey treatment. Not being familiar with most hard liquor, I talked to the guy at the liquor store. He suggested “Rock & Rye” instead of Jack Daniels. So I’ll get it shot.