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Posted 1/11/2016

Chicken Soup IS Good for the Soul

Chicken Soup IS Good for the Soul

Is there anything better than hot soup on a cold day? Your favorite soup can be so comforting as it warms you from the inside out. At Costa Vida, our favorite winter soup is our homemade Chicken Tortilla. We start with a broth made from scratch and fill it with grilled chicken, cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, cilantro, and tortilla strips our guests love on their salads and burritos. The best part is the handmade tortilla we serve on the side!

There are so many reasons chicken soup is a go-to for the cold and flu season. Its natural ingredients contain vitamins and nutrients that help treat and prevent illness. It’s also a protein-packed, low calorie comfort food! Read to learn how eating your favorite chicken soup will help you stay healthy and well this season.

Hydration
You’ve heard it before – when you’re sick you should drink lots of fluids. Staying hydrated is crucial to relieving your symptoms of fever, aches, and congestion. The broth also contains electrolytes that help your body combat your cold. 

Warmth
Steaming chicken soup can temporarily relieve symptoms of congestion. The warm broth will soothe uncomfortable stuffy noses and chest congestion to help you breathe better.

Herbs
The fresh herbs in chicken soup broth contain anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that can both help prevent illness and speed your recovery.

Garlic
This flavor powerhouse is a natural anti-inflammatory and antibiotic. The garlic found in the pico de gallo supports your immune system and treats body aches.

Chicken
Both the chicken in the soup and the chicken used to make the broth contain B vitamins, zinc, calcium, and magnesium. These combine to help your immune system fight your cold.

Find more reasons to love Chicken Tortilla Soup here! 

  • http://www.chatelaine.com/health/diet/does-chicken-soup-cure-a-cold/

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