As we get older, we can't fight off colds like we used to—but that doesn't mean we need to let them slow us down. And it looks like Mom was right: A warm cup of chicken soup really can make you feel better when you’re a sniffling mess. “Some research suggests that chicken soup may also work by exerting an anti-inflammatory effect on the upper respiratory tract, speeding along symptom relief and reducing the duration of the cold,” says Grotto.
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