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It's surprising that there are not more quality research studies about soup. We all think of chicken soup as being good for whatever ails you and there are a few studies that indicate that this may be the case (only a few, mind you, and not all that great quality).
In a study of the effect of chicken soup on white blood cells, Barbara Rennard and her colleagues showed a slowing of movement of the cells in test tubes containing broth. In Dr. Rennard's study the more soup applied to the white blood cells, the greater the response. It may be a leap of faith to assume that this works in real life. That said, white blood cells do contribute to inflammation and the theory is that the soup may help to reduce the inflammatory symptoms associated with colds and flu. Soup to the Rescue
There are hundreds of variations of this soup. The basics are tomatoes, some pasta and beans. Herbs run the gamut and include sage, basil, oregano and rosemary.
This is the perfect cold weather soup that has it all – veggies, legumes, lean flavorful chicken, whole grain pasta and great Italian flavors. I created this variation with the chicken to make this dish a complete meal.
The recipe takes all of about 20 minutes prep time and making a double or triple batch ensures that you have a lot on hand for leftovers during the week.
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