Whether you commute to class in person or from your laptop, staying healthy during cold and flu season helps you be more productive. Health experts agree that soup is more than just comfort food—Aside from keeping you hydrated, soup is also effective at helping rid the body of colds and viruses by causing the nose to run, and by raising the temperature of the airway, which loosens secretions.

This ginger chicken soup from Real Simple magazine offers a head-clearing twist on a classic cold-fighter.