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Is chicken soup good for the flu?

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Chicken soup is good for cold-like symptoms. One study found that it can ease flu symptoms in your chest and head.

A well-nourished immune system is better able to fight infections.

SOURCES: National Jewish Medical and Research Center: "Getting well when you have a cold or the flu." National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Flu (Influenza): How foods can affect your immunity to the flu." American Lung Association: "Cold and Flu Guidelines: Myths and Facts."


Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 21, 2017

SOURCES: National Jewish Medical and Research Center: "Getting well when you have a cold or the flu." National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Flu (Influenza): How foods can affect your immunity to the flu." American Lung Association: "Cold and Flu Guidelines: Myths and Facts."


Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 21, 2017

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