Colds are the worst, especially in the winter. And with COVID-19 still a risk, staying healthy is more important than ever. A hot bowl of soup can go a long way toward fortifying both body and mind. Many ingredient carry nutrients that help boost immunity, alleviate symptoms, and even shorten the common cold. There is also the psychological comfort of a hot cup of delicious soup when you aren’t feeling your best. Whether you need some help to get out the door or are snuggled at home to heal up, these seven soups have real, science-supported benefits that will help get you back to your old self.
For this list, we have included soups from around the world. Each has real medicinal properties. These qualities come primarily from the vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and calories from the soup ingredients. For example, carrots are high in both beta-keratin (which protects your eyes from damage) and vitamin A (which is a natural antiviral). It is important to note off the bat that no soup or vitamin can replace a visit to the doctor. If you are running a fever, or your symptoms have persisted for more than three days, it is best to make an appointment.Read More »