Symptoms of cold and flu season begin with a headache, sore throat, stuffy nose, cough, aches and pains. That is when you feed a cold and a soothe the flu, chicken broth or chicken noodle soup studies prove that a good warm bowl of chicken noodle soup sooth your symptoms and make you feel better and breathe better.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, America’s favorite doctor agrees that chicken noodle soup works with or without the noodles to make you feel better. Researchers say that chicken soup stops the movement of certain immune cells called nutrophil chemotaxis (NC) to mucous membrane surfaces. NC cells surface in the airways this causing mucous or phlegm to form. Eating chicken soup has anti-inflammatory properties and calms down cold and flu symptoms.
One key to recovering from any sickness, including a cold or the flu, is staying hydrated and chicken soup does that even though it can be salty. Those watching their salt intake need to be careful of how much broth they eat, but in moderation it is good for you. Chicken noodle soup is full of electrolytes that help you drink and retain fluids even better than water or sports drink like Gatorade or other commercial electrolyte drinks.
Chicken noodle soup should contain a variety of these immune boosting ingredients such as onions, sweet potatoes, parsnips, turnips, carrots, celery, parsley and chicken. Dr. Oz family recipe includes another immunity booster, ginger juice.
Salt, steam and heat from the heated soup can help thin mucus and make it easier to get out of your system and it soothes your nose and throat too. Besides being sick, chicken noodle soup is a great prepper’s food for when a disaster or event happens, store the following recipe in a large cone-shaped bag, a mason jar or a vacuum seal bag and attach a label on it with cooking directions.
* Prepper – a person who prepares for a disaster or uncontrollable event that can affect his or her life.
Chicken Noodle Soup Label free to use
Chicken Noodle Soup Jar Mix
1 cup uncooked fine egg noodles
1 1/2 tablespoons chicken-flavored bouillon
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried whole thyme
1/8 teaspoon celery seeds
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 bay leaf
Layer all ingredients in a large cone-shaped bag, Jar, or Vacuum Seal bag; seal & attach a tag with directions. If desired, Decorate Jar/Cone/Bag for what-ever occasion it was created for.
Attach a tag or label with ingredients and directions listed.
Chicken Noodle Soup
Entire contents of soup mix from the jar
8 cups water
2 carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1/4 cup minced onion
3 cups cooked diced chicken
Empty the soup mix from the jar and the water into a large stockpot. Add the carrots, celery, and onion and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer.
Simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove the bay leaf. Stir in the chicken and simmer an additional 5 minutes.
Chicken Soup in a Jar Tutorial
In this video, Jen Briggs, shows you how to make chicken noodle soup in a jar that will last for about 30 years. It is all the dry ingredients in a jar and you add the chicken when you cook the soup. Remove the bay leaf before eating. This recipe can be used to make holiday homemade gifts. This soup mix is easy to make for dinner when you are in a hurry. And best of all it soothes you when you are sick.
Chicken Noodle Soup Recipes
- Betty Crocker’s Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
- Taste of Home’s 30 Minute Chicken Noodle Soup
- TOH Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
- Country Living’s Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
- Pioneer Woman’s Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup