It’s currently 8 in the morning and I’m (not so) patiently waiting until 9 am so I can finally go to bed.
Yesterday, my youngest son had a sore throat. Allergies have been high around here the last week so I was hoping it wouldn’t turn into anything more than a few sniffles and sneezes.
I began loading him up with real vitamin c and honey to combat whatever was running through his body. Unfortunately, as the day went on, he started showing signs of it being more than just allergies so I added cinnamon to the drink mix and began simmering some cabbage, potato and beef soup. Homemade chicken noodle soup isn’t the only thing that helps you get over colds and when you haven’t been shopping for the week yet, you use what you have, but this soup may indeed be better than chicken noodle soup in fighting off those nasty germs.
Cabbage is high in vitamin c and has many other healing properties to boost the immune system. Potatoes also contain plenty of vitamin c, potassium, and magnesium. The potassium and magnesium mixed with the mineral salt and all that broth is an excellent way to ward off dehydration.
Now to the point about why I had to stay up.. I’m making a quick version of bone broth so he can sip some throughout the day. Bone broth is amazing stuff. There have been studies that show drinking bone broth, especially made from chicken, helps reduce the number of white blood cells, which are the cells that cause cold and flu symptoms.
I will add the soup recipe later after I get in a nap and in the near future, I will write more articles about all the healing properties and benefits of different foods, but for now, I just wanted to touch base on some of the basics since cold and flu season is fast approaching. I guess that nasty bug wanted us to be one of his first visits. Oh yay..