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If you are suffering from a head cold, one of the best things you can do is give your body healthy foods without a lot of artificial ingredients. You might know that chicken noodle soup does a body good when you have a cold, but that’s not the only type of soup that is good for you. Here are some different options to try out.
1. Chicken and Veggie Soup
This is an excellent way to get in your veggies, boost your immune system, and get added nutrients that you need when you have a cold. It is also a good detox soup, so if you want to detox your body after your cold, try this soup out. The exact recipe is up to you and your preferences, but it is a good take on a classic chicken soup, without all the noodles. Like many chicken soups, this starts with chicken breast that is already cooked and either shredded or cut into cubes. You can also get a cooked rotisserie chicken and shred that as well. Add in your chicken or vegetable stock, celery, carrots, and onions. You can then add in other veggies like chickpeas, kale or spinach, mushrooms, and bell peppers. For spices, try salt and pepper, herbs, and some turmeric for added immune-boosting power.
2. Coconut Bok Choy Soup
Here is another variation of a simple soup that can help treat your head cold with nutritious ingredients, while also helping to relieve your symptoms. This is a vegetarian soup, but you can of course add in some cooked chicken or turkey for added protein. The soup uses vegetable stock and a good helping of baby bok choy, making sure the bottoms are chopped off before you add it to the pot. Add in some mushrooms, celery, onion, garlic, and kale. Go with turmeric once again for added nutrition, along with some ginger and coconut oil.
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3. Healing Pho Soup
If you enjoy eating pho soup, you will love this recipe when you have a cold. You get to enjoy the warm goodness, while also having something delicious and healing for your body. Use vegetable broth as the main liquid for the soup, or you can do your favorite broth from any Asian soup recipe. For the pho soup, you want to have some soba noodles as well, along with green onions, cilantro, and a lime. To spice it up, add some jalapeno, and for a little crunch, add in crushed peanuts as well. Once again, you can turn this into a chicken noodle soup if you like.