The warmth envelops you like a soothing embrace, alleviating the chills that often accompany fever. With each sip, the fragrant steam clears your congested sinuses and eases the discomfort of a sore throat. The flavours suddenly push your palate awake, offering glorious distraction from the discomfort of illness.
Hot soup provides essential nourishment when the body’s energy is directed toward healing. It is a gentle source of nutrients, offering hydration and replenishing vital minerals. The ingredients in the soup, from vegetables to tender pieces of protein, provide sustenance and promote recovery.
But it’s not just the physical benefits that make hot soup during a fever proverbially touch your soul. The act of sipping slowly, savouring each spoonful and feeling the warmth spread through your body replenishes the body, and your awareness of the body and its need to be back in full form.
Above all, this ritual of sipping hot soup is a symbol of care, recovery and the return of all the senses.