Does chicken noodle soup help a cold?

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Does chicken noodle soup help a cold?

batcranker batcranker
Does chicken noodle soup really help a cold, or are we brainwashed by grandma?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes it does.
Sir , Ryuson , bdvnt , *HisMrs* , Beck , Ansley , padmeamidala , Pixel , Gracie , cburger , MrWishyWashy , GenderSexplorations , DeliciousSurprise , onehotmomma , PeachieClean , wetone123 , wrmbreze , darthkitt3n , AmberM , dv8 , bayosgirl
21  (62%)
No it does not.
joja , Ms. Spice , Peggi , Cherrylane , GravyCakes , JackRaiden , KyotoAngel , Chul , Shellz31 , K101 , married with children
11  (32%)
What my grandma brainwashed me.
voenne , mandaj
2  (6%)
Total votes: 34
Poll is closed
12/09/2011
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Sir Sir
It's always helped me. It's one of the few things that does, actually, it clears up my sinuses.
12/09/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I think that it does!
12/09/2011
bdvnt bdvnt
It really is supposed to help. The soup is full of vitamin A, and the heat and moisture are good for the sinuses when you are eating it.
12/09/2011
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by Sir
It's always helped me. It's one of the few things that does, actually, it clears up my sinuses.
Exactly!
12/09/2011
voenne voenne
Soup in general helps. But I think that real chicken stock has a lot of good nutrients that help your immune system. So it's not so much the soup itself, but the fact that it has chicken stock.
12/09/2011
Ansley Ansley
I think it does, one both a physiological aspect and a psychological aspect. It's comforting and reminds us of when we were little. The warmth helps perk you up a bit and the nutritional value is pretty solid. It keeps you hydrated and that's also a plus.
12/09/2011
Sir Sir
Quote:
Originally posted by voenne
Soup in general helps. But I think that real chicken stock has a lot of good nutrients that help your immune system. So it's not so much the soup itself, but the fact that it has chicken stock.
Agreed, I think that this is it too. I've had matzoh ball soup that my mum made, and it's done the same.
12/09/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by batcranker
Does chicken noodle soup really help a cold, or are we brainwashed by grandma?
I think that is does. I find it comforting.
12/09/2011
potstickers potstickers
I think the warmth helps your body keep its temperature up. Your body fights infection better when you get a fever.
12/09/2011
Pixel Pixel
Quote:
Originally posted by voenne
Soup in general helps. But I think that real chicken stock has a lot of good nutrients that help your immune system. So it's not so much the soup itself, but the fact that it has chicken stock.
This! Plus, chicken soup is just nom.
12/09/2011
Pink Jewel Pink Jewel
I think so.
12/09/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
It doesn't really help that much.

Especially since when most people say chicken noodle, they mean soup from a can with a red label.

There are virtually no truly valuable nutrients in chicken stock. What chicken stock does have, though, is an asston of salt content.

The salt is soothing on the throat and can help open your sinuses a tiny bit (when you breath in the salty steam as you drink it/put your face over the bowl). Other than that, I really don't think there's much immune system boosting going on at all. There are MUCH more nutritious foods to eat--even if the soup is homemade with high quality ingredients.
12/09/2011
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
Yes, it has amazing healing powers!
12/09/2011
mandaj mandaj
lol my dad always made me chicken noodle soup when i was sick. and i still make myself soup when im sick
12/09/2011
JackRaiden JackRaiden
Quote:
Originally posted by batcranker
Does chicken noodle soup really help a cold, or are we brainwashed by grandma?
Placebo effect? I don't know. Show me the science!
12/09/2011
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
Physically I'd have to say no, but it's good for the soul and the human mind is a complex thing so if you believe it will help it often does. ^_^
12/10/2011
onehotmomma onehotmomma
I only say yes it does, because when I'm sick, it's one of the few things with substance I can keep down.
12/10/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
It definitely does. The vapors as you're eating it help clear up your sinuses. And it's full of vitamins and nutrients to help your immune system battle off whatever's got you down.
12/10/2011
PeachieClean PeachieClean
I make it completely from scratch (I've always got frozen stock around) with whole grain noodles and all that, so I'd say it's pretty healthy for me (Especially when you factor in all of the veggies I like to add) and like everyone else said, it clears up the sinuses.
12/10/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
It's never helpped me - it's just food.
12/10/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
I think its one of those things where you think it will so it does, the placebo effect.
12/10/2011
AmberM AmberM
It seems to help me, but I don't really like it.
12/10/2011
K101 K101
It's a comfort food. I really don't believe it as any healing effects though. I think it's simply comforting. Kind of an "all in the head" thing, IMO.
12/10/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
It does, IF it's real chicken soup made with homemade broth. The canned stuff is full of sodium and none of the good stuff found in real broth/stock.
12/17/2011
Total posts: 25
Unique posters: 24