Every time we are sick our Mom always make us Chicken soup. Chicken soup helps reduce the severity of common cold. It turn's out our Mom is right all along. A study published in the journal Chest found that while it won't cure the common cold, eating Chicken soup when we are sick can decrease the duration of illness and the severity of our symptoms. It appears to work by reducing the inflammatory response that your immune system mounts as a reaction to those nasty viral invaders. When you think you are going to have a cold make a Chicken soup. Help yourself get rid the nasty viral invaders right away. Don't make it worst for you.