Chicken soup may be good for the soul, but is it worth its salt in fending off seasonal lurgies such as cold and flu?

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Ah-ah-ah-you-betchoo. How? Studies show a bowl of chicken broth can thin mucous secretions, as well as imparting a helpful dose of carbohydrate to offset flu-fuelled lethargy.

Bestie dropping around with a pot? Ask her to throw in extra veg to get your vitamins up, and request a medium salt count to help regulate your body’s fluid levels.

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