Okay, what is it about chicken soup that feels good when you’re sick? Grandma and Mom were right — a bowl of chicken soup does make you feel better when you are sick.
Why this remedy?
Well, chicken soap contains cysteine, an amino acid that’s chemically similar to a bronchitis drug to help reduce inflammation. The broth also helps thin mucus, and the protein in the chicken helps you produce disease-fighting antibodies. It also contains zinc which has been called “nature’s penicillin”