Here is an easy cabbage soup for constipation recipe worth adding to your diet. I know that a lot of people don’t like the taste of cabbage, especially when added to soups but did you know that cabbage is extremely rich in fiber and great for constipation? It’s true, adding cabbage to your diet regularly can help reduce your symptoms.
Similar to broccoli, cabbage is a rich source of dietary fiber along with other amazing vitamins such as vitamin C and minerals like iron. This is because they both come from the same family, these types of vegetables are known as superfoods because they are super nutritious.
Cabbage Soup For Constipation
I never liked cabbage or broccoli growing up, but as I came to learn about all the benefits they provide, I gradually started adding them to my diet and now, I just can seem to make a dish with one of the 2. Personally, I prefer cabbage over broccoli because it can be added to more recipes than broccoli.
Also, I have Chinese Mukbang videos to thank for making me crave cabbage, they look soo delicious in those videos. Don’t believe me, go watch a few and see if you won’t come around to the idea of adding cabbage to your recipes! Okay so enough of my gibberish, here is what you came for.
Cabbage Soup Ingredients
A simple cabbage soup does not require a lot of ingredients. You will need to have cabbage, carrots, tomato, onion, garlic, water, chicken stock or broth, salt, and black pepper to taste and that’s it!
Cabbage Soup Recipe
This cabbage soup recipe yields 2 servings.
- 1 small head of cabbage (chopped)
- 2 large carrots (cut into chunks)
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 2 large tomatoes (cut into chunks)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 quart chicken broth or stock (4 cups)
- 4 cups of water
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 ghost pepper (optional)
- 2 tablespoons of virgin olive oil
- 3 parsley branches to garnish
How To Make Cabbage Soup For Constipation
Follow the steps below to make the best cabbage soup for constipation.
Heat the olive oil and saute the onion, garlic, celery, and carrots for 5 minutes on high heat or until they are soft. Add in the cabbage and tomatoes and let it sautee for an extra 5 minutes on very high heat.
Add in the chicken stock, water, salt, black pepper, and ghost pepper, and make sure all the ingredients are submerged in the liquid. If not, go ahead and add 2 extra cups of water or stock.
Lower the heat to medium as soon as the soup starts to boil and let it cook for 30-45 minutes before cutting off the heat. Garnish with parsley and serve the soup while it is still hot.
Cabbage Soup Nutrition Facts
Each serving of this cabbage soup for constipation contains 264 calories, 5% total fat, 5% saturated fat, 0% cholesterol, 98% sodium, 16% total carbs, 52% dietary fiber, 24 grams of sugar, 17.5 grams of protein, 19% calcium, 21% iron, and 39% potassium. The percentage value is based on a 2000-calorie diet.
Is Cabbage Soup Good For Constipation
So does cabbage soup make you poop? Yes! Cabbage contains enough dietary fiber to help stimulate a bowel movement. Just 1 small head of cabbage contains 18 grams of dietary fiber with is around 72% of your daily recommended intake amount. By combining cabbage with other high-fiber vegetables in a soup, you will guarantee yourself a ticket to the bathroom!
Also, drinking cabbage soup will help keep your body hydrated and reduce water weight because cabbages are natural diuretics and cause a laxative effect. It’s no wonder why it is included in soo many weight loss recipes and diet plans.
Lastly, cabbage contains high amounts of Vitamin C, just 1 small head of cabbage contain over 400% of your daily recommended intake amount. That is huge because vitamin C plays a very important role in how our stomach digests foods. Remember, proper digestion reduces and prevents constipation.