Chicken Soup for the Soul Week
The last week of October is special for so many reasons. We are getting geared up for Halloween, Bonfire Night and then the official countdown for Christmas starts!! So with this busy week, we are going to be celebrating Chicken Soup for the Soul Week because you may need that extra warmth for your soul! We know our Director might need it with such a busy party season on its way.
As one of the best London catering services based in the City, we have the ability to deliver soup with your lunch deliveries. The weather turns a little cold, so why not keep people happy with the warmth? Did you know there are numerous health benefits of a chicken soup? If not, keep reading as it will amaze you.
A chicken soup has been proven to prevent colds! If being tasty enough is not a reason, not having a sick day is definitely worth it. This is because it is restorative and therapeutic, packed with immune-supporting minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, silicon and sulphur. What’s more, a warming bowl of chicken soup delivers these nutrients in a form that’s super easy for a poorly system to absorb and we can deliver this to you with no kitchen needed at all!
Other key ingredients in a chicken soup include onions, garlic and additional vegetables that add flavour and a healthy dose of phytonutrients – vital for a well-functioning immune system. They can also help to reduce inflammation in the body, which in turn may help to ease the symptoms of a pesky cold.
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At the first sign of sickness, your body will be working overtime to fight off infection, and this takes energy. Often we don’t feel like eating much when under the weather, but this is where the old adage, ‘feed a cold‘ rings true. Chicken soup is a great source of healthy, easily digested calories, with heaps of added nutritional benefits.
Glucosamine is one of the main building blocks of our digestive system and it is released from bones when they’re cooked down. As your broth cools, a layer of gelatine will congeal on the surface. This combination of gelatine and glucosamine can help protect and heal the lining of the digestive tract which means that the gut is kept healthier. Who would have known this?
Chicken is especially rich in a compound called carnosine, and it’s this that studies suggest helps reduce that stuffy, congested feeling in your nose and throat. It’s thought that carnosine minimises inflammation in the upper respiratory tract by stopping the migration of white blood cells. The benefit only lasts for as long as the soup remains in the body – so be sure to make up a big batch!
So if you are looking for healthier staff options for lunch, why not give us a call for this week and feed the souls?