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SPEAKER: A steaming bowl of chicken soup may help you feel better, faster, when you have a cold. Here's how.
Healthy ingredients like carrots, onions, and celery, have vitamins A, C, and anti-oxidants. They may help your body battle the cold virus and recover sooner.
The chicken itself is full of protein, which is good for your immune system. And warm nutritious broth can help unclog a stuffy nose, ease a sore throat, and keep you hydrated.
That's why chicken soup may be just the right thing, when you're under the weather.