See what is our best nutritional "shelter" if they show symptoms of cold and flu.
when the cold knock on our door or rather our nose most of us seek refuge in the warmth of a chicken soup. But why this broth is so tonic and beneficial to health when the organism fights against a cold, but even against the flu; Let's see what he says while talking to BBC the clinical nutritionist Jo Lewin.
Chicken soup is an ally worth joining and preventive in our diet as winter approaches, as previous research has shown that the broth can improve the function of the tiny hairs in the nose that act as a filter by preventing the transmission of infections.
The basic ingredients of a chicken soup may include: onions, garlic and vegetables that add flavor and one strong dose of phytonutrients, which are vital for the proper functioning of the immune system. They can also help reduce inflammation in the body, which in turn helps reduce one's symptoms annoying cold.
Against a cold, Our body works "overtime" to fight it and this requires energy. Often, not, δεν έχουμε όρεξη να καταναλώσουμε φαγητό (to chew that is), but that's exactly where a chicken soup is needed, as it is an excellent source of good and digestible calories with many nutritional benefits.
Maintaining a healthy digestive system when we are sick it is very important, as the body must be able to absorb from the food we consume all the vitamins and minerals that fight infections.
Glucosamine is one of the main building blocks of our digestive system and is released from boiled bones.. As the broth cools, a layer of gelatin freezes on the surface. He the combination of gelatin and glucosamine can help protect and healing of the intestinal lining.
Chicken soup is especially rich in carnitine, and is this amino acid compound according to studies that help alleviate symptoms from the common cold or flu. It is estimated that carnitine minimizes inflammation in the upper respiratory tract, preventing the reduction and "migration" of white blood cells from this area.
When we cook bone broth, the gelatin is released, the glucosamine and chondroitin they contain, absorbed by our body and help rebuild our own connective tissue while reducing inflammation, thus helping us recover faster.
also, although the evidence suggests that chicken soup is probably the best medicine for colds, do not underestimate the power of the placebo effect. If from your children years you have combined the soup with mom's promise that it will make you feel better, this can follow you to this day and indeed happen!