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8 Immune-Boosting Soup Recipes | Everyday Health HP NEWS

It’s officially cold and flu season: There were between 22 and 43 million cases of the flu alone between the beginning of October and the end of December 2022, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Not coincidentally, it’s also the height of soup season. There’s just something about this classic comfort food that goes hand-in-hand with soothing respiratory illnesses — or fighting them off in the first place.

Many soups contain the nutrients the Mayo Clinic advises getting more of when you’re not feeling well, mainly those that support your immune system, such as vitamins C and D, beta-carotene, zinc, probiotics, and protein. Plus, you can’t beat the delivery system: Soup is warm, goes down easy, and helps you stay hydrated, which is crucial when you’re fighting off germs, according to the Cleveland Clinic.

Making your own soup is a worthwhile effort because it allows you to stock up on needed nutrients and control the sodium, which is notoriously high in packaged soups, according to the CDC. And as efforts go, it’s not a mighty one, which becomes extra-important if you’re under the weather. Making soup and freezing it ahead of time is another good option.



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