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    Chicken Soup For Colds And Flues

    ~Laury~
    Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:48 am
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    October is a big month for colds and flues, Some people feel that chicken soup comforts them when they are sick,
    I will be placing a few other threads about colds vs. flues.



    Cure My Cold! Chicken Soup
    Cure a Cold Chicken Soup
    Cure-All Chicken Rice Soup
    Cure-A-Cold Spring Chicken Soup (From Rachael Ray)
    Cure for the Common Cold Chicken Soup

    Do you have any soups you enjoy making when you or a cared for person has a cold or the flu?


    Last edited by ~Laury~ on Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:47 am, edited 1 time in total
    clarissaDD
    Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:50 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Chicken soup does warm people up when they have a cold. And it can really help a cold. My mom made me chicken soup when I had a really bad cold. The next day I was almost completely well again. You should really try it. Treat dysfunction


    Last edited by clarissaDD on Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:23 pm, edited 1 time in total
    I'mPat
    Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:21 am
    Forum Host
    clarissaDD wrote:
    Chicken soup does warm people up when they have a cold. And it can really help a cold. My mom made me chicken soup when I had a really bad cold. The next day I was almost completely well again. You should really try it.


    When I think of chicken soup from a demical point of view I immediately thing Jewish penicillin which I also think is why it is so good for it it is trued and tried when you have a cold and is a natural remedy after all doctors will not recommend penicillin for a cold, so go for the good old home remedy so much more comforting.

    At the moment I am really into soups due to oral problems so I'm cooking up a few for the freezer so I can have variety but they need to be smooth soups or ones I can blitz and make smooth. though I personally love chuncy soups.


    Pat
    duonyte
    Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:38 am
    Forum Host
    These soups are not touted as cold remedies, but I think they are really good when you are feeling congested and yucky - the lemon juice adds some Vitamin C to your diet, and that can only be good.

    Chicken Lemon Soup W/Rice and Vegetables
    Mediterranean Chicken and Lemon Soup

    Peppers have similar qualities

    Peruvian-Style Corn, Pepper and Chicken Soup
    Five-Alarm Lentil Soup

    And let's not forget the healing qualities of garlic!

    Spinach Garlic Soup
    Spinach and Garlic Soup
    I'mPat
    Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:33 pm
    Forum Host
    Talking of vitamin C chillies and peppers are purported to have nearly 4 times more vitamin C per ounce that citrus fruits.


    Pat
    ~Laury~
    Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:03 am
    Food.com Groupie
    There are many things alike between a cold or the flu. It's important to try to tell the difference if you can. Here is a link which may help.The reason it helps to know is the flu can be treated with medicines but the medicine must be started in one or two days.

    http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/flu-guide/is-it-cold-flu is the chart for adults.

    http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/sick/flu_vs_cold.html has a chart comparing the diseases in children.

    Read more at: http://www.food.com/bb/viewtopic.zsp?t=381620&oc=linkback
    I'mPat
    Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:59 am
    Forum Host
    Yes Laury very good point very big difference between flu and cold and some times you just need to go see your doctor to detect the difference but personally I have found when I get flu I have more hot/cold shivers which I don't normally have with a cold, but then due to menopause and hot flushes that sometimes becomes a problem. icon_lol.gif


    Pat
    ~Laury~
    Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:46 am
    Food.com Groupie
    I used to have a lot of problems finding the difference between year-long allergies, sinus problems and colds or flues. My doctor explained to me that sinus problems and colds almost always have clear color mucous. When I get anything like yellow or green mucous, it's either a sinus infection, a cold or the flu.
    lauralie41
    Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:46 am
    Food.com Groupie
    Here are a couple recipe's I made and reviewed that would be good for a cold or the flu.
    Lemon Chicken Soup #186440 by NurseJaney
    Cabbage and Tomato Chicken Soup#135368 by PanNan
    Quickie Chicken Veggie Soup #165159 by Derf
    Chicken Noodle and Vegetable Soup #306426 by mer@

    Vitamin C drops also help cut down the length of my cold. They come in a citrus flavor that is really good and in the aisle with the cough drops.

    Vicks Vapor Rub I wouldnt be without when a cold or the flu hits. Rub your chest, back, neck and a bit under your nose and put on a warm nightie or pj's. Lay back and enjoy the warmth and easy breathing!

    These are just tips to help at home but if feeling very ill always check in with your family doctor or walk in clinic.
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