Chicken and rice soup is a comfort food as well as having healthy benefits

Cheryl E Preston

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Chicken and rice soup has as many benefits as chicken noodle soup

You may have been hearing about the many health benefits of chicken noodle soup and how it can help you heal from colds and flu. Perhaps this is the go to food for you or someone you know whenever feeling under the weather. This soup is so popular that a popular book was written in ti's honor-Chicken Soup for the Soul. What may not be widely known is that there are also also healthy properties in chicken and rice soup.

The onion and garlic in chicken and rice soup boosts the immune system and reduce inflammation while celery offers hydration and has Vitamin A and K. The carrots are loaded with beta carotene which is also good for the immune system.The rice has vitamins and fiber and brown rice offers more fiber than white.
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Make your own or buy healthy commercial brands

The combined ingredients in chicken and rice soup can ease a sore throat as well as other cold symptoms and may decrease congestion. This soup is also a comfort food so it will relax you as your body is healing. If you make your own and use spices like ginger and turmeric you will gain extra anti-inflammatory protection, and these two herbs also assist with nausea and have additional nutrients that may decrease pain.

The Cozy Cook and Iowa Girl Eats offer recipes you can use but If you don't want to make your own soup Campbell's Healthy Request as well as Healthy Choice and Progresso also have brands of Chicken and rice soup that are nutritious.

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