Study says chicken soup really can help you fight a cold

Could chicken soup really help you fight a cold? According to the latest scientific study, the answer is yes.

According to the UK Daily Mail , research in the American Journal of Therapeutics showed that a compound found in chicken soup -- called carnosine -- helped the body's immune system fight the early stages of flu.

But researchers say you'd have to have a fairly constant supply. The researchers also found many commercial soups had a similar effect.

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