Originally Posted by GB
I agree with this. I just want to add that soups, tea, juice, water, and other liquids are so often recommended for a number of reasons, but one of them is that when sick (or even when not) people are often dehydrated and being properly hydrated is very important to fighting off illnesses.
To add to this...liquids are good for you when you have a cold (especially hot ones) because they help loosen up mucosal secretions (yes I used the word "mucosal" on a cooking forum
I hate canned chicken soup too...especially now that I have a zillion recipes for home-made chicken noodle soup. Soooo much better! There's nothing like soup when you're sick. Hope you feel better soon!