Grandma, and the Romans were right. Chicken soup is good for your cold, just ask the Nebraska Medical Center who conducted the studies that proved just such a thing.
Into a Crock pot place
1 whole chicken (the nutrients need to be cooked out of those bones into the broth)
Water to cover the chicken
4-5 Large Cloves of Garlic (a natural antibiotic)
1 Chopped onion (we chop it small so the young one doesn’t realize she’s eating it)
2-3 Carrots Chopped
2-3 Stalks of ORGANIC Celery (the leaves of celery like to hold onto the pesticides – no need for those here)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Let it all cook on Low for 7-8 hours. Serve with long grain or brown rice, or high fiber/protein pasta noodles if you choose.
A major thing to stay away from when fighting a cold: is refined sugars because they inhibit your body’s immune system. According to Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, an internal medicine specialist and author, "The sugar in a can of soda suppresses immune function by 30 percent for three hours." (THEREFORE: stay away from sodas, candy, and processed flours and foods, please)
Spicy foods or perhaps a good, homemade guacamole with local grown, organic ingredients. Avocados, Tomatoes, Bell Peppers, & Garlic are good for the body and the spicy peppers can help to clear out that congestion!
Happy recoveries to you and yours, and may your husbands not spend more than a day at a time moaning on the couch because they are sick.