The BROTH that “CURES EVERYTHING”: relieves symptoms of colds, flu and reduces inflammation

Taking care of a sick loved one with a bowl of chicken soup has been a deep-rooted custom in different parts of the world. Currently, This tradition continues to be valued by generations of diverse cultures that recognize the multiple benefits that this dish offers.

Certainly, the chicken soup It has earned a reputation as a home remedy for colds for a reason. Below, we review some of its benefits:

  • Effective hydration: Chicken broth is an excellent source of fluids that helps keep your body hydrated.
  • Congestion relief: The hot steam can help relieve nasal congestion and clear your airways.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties: Chicken broth contains nutrients that can reduce inflammation in the body.
  • Essential nutrients: proteins, vitamins, minerals and amino acids that support immune function and recovery.
  • Facilitates digestion: The broth is easy to digest, which is beneficial when the disease affects appetite and reduces it.
Broths are one of the most effective home remedies for colds and catarrhs. (Image: Shutterstock)

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Step by step, how to prepare the most nutritious chicken broth

Here you have one simple recipe To prepare the best chicken broth at home:


  • 1 whole chicken or chicken parts
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 4 sticks celery, cut into large pieces
  • 2 onions, peeled and quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 leek, cut into large pieces
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • Salt to taste
  • Water

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The most effective and nutritious broth to relieve symptoms of colds, flu and reduce inflammation. (Image: file)


  • In a large pot, place the chicken and cover with cold water.
  • Then, bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Let it cook for about 20 minutes, clearing any foam that forms on the surface.
  • Add the carrots, celery, onions, garlic, leek, thyme, bay leaf, peppercorns and a pinch of salt.
  • Cook over low heat for 2-3 hours and make sure it does not boil over high heat.
  • As the broth cooks, you will notice that chicken meat It comes off easily from the bones. Remove the chicken from the pot and shred it. Then, add the shredded meat back into the broth.
  • When the broth is ready, remove vegetables and seasoningsleaving only the liquid.
  • Adjust the salt to taste and serve the broth hot.
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