When you are in the restaurant biz, you have to develop your own special brand of Chicken Soup. This menu staple can make or break your career. No matter what ails your patrons, Chicken Soup makes them feel better; hence the moniker, Sick Soup.
Chicken Soup basics include chicken, chicken broth, rice or noodles, celery, onions and carrots. Salt, basil, parsley and pepper round out the spices.
Why Chicken Soup
Chicken is readily available and inexpensive. Chicken parts contain marrow bones that are the basis for a good broth. It doesn’t require many chicken pieces to make a hearty pot of soup for one person or a family. Children and the elderly easily digest Chicken Soup when the body doesn’t feel right. Low energy levels are boosted just through sipping the strained broth. Upset tummies are calmed. Bodies are rehydrated after loss of fluids due to diarrhea, vomiting and fever sweating.
Grandmother knew. Turns out that there are actually scientific tests that have been conducted to back up the claims that Chicken Soup works to make you feel better when you have a sore throat, upset stomach, cold or flu.
The steam from a bowl of Chicken Soup helps loosen stuffed up sinuses. The liquidity makes ingesting and digesting easier thereby aiding hydration during illness. The warm salty liquid soothes irritated throat tissues. The rice absorbs toxins and germs from the stomach and intestines as it passes through the system. The onions, carrots, celery, parsley and basil provide vitamins, minerals and antioxidants even if just the broth is sipped. The warm soup warms a body chilled by weather or a fever. The lack of stimulants allows relaxed natural healing sleep.
Grandma knew her Chicken Soup was good food and helped heal her family when illness struck. The scientific studies failed to include the secret ingredient that does the most good – love.