Best Soups for Cold & Flu Season
When you’re feeling under the weather, there’s truly nothing better than a bowl of warm soup to get you better! But did you know that beyond just offering comfort and warmth, soup can actually help keep you nourished and hydrated while sick? That’s right — our Bistro by Vienna Beef soups are packed with nutritious ingredients that your body needs. Here are the 3 soups we recommend keeping on hand during cold and flu season this year.
Mama’s Chicken Noodle Soup
Have you ever wondered why people always recommend Chicken Noodle Soup when sick? It’s because of a few reasons. First, a good quality soup like our Mama’s Chicken Noodle Soup features high-quality antibiotic-free white meat chicken and broth, offering you plenty of protein when sick. Not to mention, the anti-inflammatory properties available in the vegetables and broth which can help reduce activity in your upper respiratory system. We also recommend adding in a splash of lemon for extra Vitamin C or even grating in some fresh ginger!
Mediterranean Lemon Chicken
When it comes to a meal loaded in antioxidants, our Mediterranean Lemon Chicken soup is it! This soup features plenty of garlic, which is a powerful antioxidant and antiviral, proven to help fight symptoms of a cold or the flu. The lemon in the soup also offers additional Vitamin C to help get you on your feet quicker.
Farmer’s Market Vegetable
In case you’re not quite convinced yet, the reason soup is so powerful when you’re sick is largely due to its steam when hot. The steam helps open up your airways, helping you breathe better if you are congested. However, hot water on its own isn’t that effective in making you feel better. Pairing a tasty broth with nutrient dense vegetables like those found in our Farmer’s Market Vegetable ensures your body is getting plenty of nutrients to fight off the sickness.