Millions of Americans get the cold or flu each year. But you can combat both with a knife and your spice grinder.
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There's a reason your mom always had a bowl of this at the first sign of sniffles. Not only does chicken soup provide the fluids you need to help fight off viruses, but it also reduces the inflammation that triggers symptoms and leads to more colds. It's not clear which ingredient provides the most benefit, but researchers believe its the combination of all the healthy vegetables and chicken that soothes symptoms. Bonus tip: Studies have found that even commercial soups are as effective as chicken soup you make from scratch.