You always associate chicken soup with a sick day—and for a good reason. Your mother (and her mother before her) knew what she was doing.
If your little one is battling the flu or a cold, chicken soup can help in a few ways. It may support the body’s immune response, provide hydration and replenish electrolytes. Hydration and electrolyte replenishment are especially important if your child has been suffering from diarrhea and/or vomiting.
It can also help to moisten the mucus that has dried and gotten stuck in your child’s body. Moistened mucus is easier to clear away, so your child’s body can start to get rid of it.