Why Is Chicken Soup So Good for Us?

We all know that chicken soup is good for what ails us. Partly it’s because it makes us remember our childhood, when Mom brought in a tray with a cup of soup, some Saltine crackers, maybe a cookie – with a smile and a kiss. But it turns out there’s genuine science to explain just why it works.

Many of the ingredients we put into chicken soup without giving it much thought have valuable medicinal properties. Modern medicine has duplicated many of those properties in the laboratory, but with soup we can get them from the source: vegetables, herbs and spices.

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