10 Mother Adages: The Truth Behind Common Mom Wisdom
Written by Jenna Birch
Chicken soup is the best medicine for a cold.
Moms like to nourish their sick kids with chicken soup, a panacea heralded throughout the ages. If you ever questioned this particular bit of mother wisdom, here’s the deal: Chicken soup may really help colds. No, not because it has magical healing powers. The hot broth, however, hydrates ill children keen on shunning liquids and its delicious taste may lure them to eat, too. That alone should be good enough for keeping it in your cold diet repertoire. Still suspect? Mt. Sinai Medical Center conducted a study indicating hot chicken soup contains a substance that seems to facilitate the process of removing nasal mucus out of your sinuses. This chicken-soup business isn’t fully proven, but the wisdom is pretty solid. Eat up. (Try this kid-friendly recipe for chicken soup!)