What a Crock!: Soup’s healing powers

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND  --  Warm up with Chicken Leek Soup. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Warm up with Chicken Leek Soup.

The healing powers of soup are legendary. Multiple studies have mentioned chicken soup, but there are lots of healing soups.

Whether it’s the smell, the warmth or the nutritional aspects, there’s little doubt that soups are comforting to both body and soul.

Cold winter days are great soup days, whether it’s vegetable, chicken or bean. Soups also freeze well, which means a quick lunch or dinner is right at hand.

There is little to go wrong when slow cooking a soup. It’s one of the best ways to simmer the many ingredients while the cook is away or at home.

And, if you’re battling the flu, a nasty cold or just otherwise under the weather, try out those legendary healing powers.

Julie Kay is a columnist for The Advocate. She can be reached at juliekay1@cox.net.