Everyone loves a bowl of hot chicken soup during cold winter days because it tastes like heaven and leaves you feeling satisfied! That’s because chicken soup is filled with all kinds of nutrients and with the right ingredients, you can even make chicken soup for constipation as well.
So chicken is very low in fiber which is what you need to reduce constipation symptoms but chicken broth is very healthy and works wonders on the digestive tract. By adding high-fiber vegetables to your chicken soup, you will make yourself an ancient bowl of constipation remedy so read on…
Chicken Soup For Constipation
Chicken soup or chicken broth has been used for centuries to ward off colds, reduce flu symptoms, and nurture sick people back to health. This is because chicken broth contains essential fatty acids and protein which help build and repair muscle tissue, improve bone and skin health, plus increases healthy blood cells.
Personally, I make chicken soup all the time for my 2-year-old who thinks that eating fish, chicken or meat is a crime. He loves animals and starts screaming every time he sees me cutting or cooking them so the only way I can get protein into his diet is by feeding him chicken broth with carrots and potatoes.
Chicken Soup Recipe For Constipation
Here is how I make my chicken soup and trust me, it does help with constipation when I substitute the potatoes for broccoli. I also make my chicken broth from scratch which makes it taste soo much better.
3 Servings Ingredients:
- 1 chicken breast
- 2 large carrots
- 2 cups of broccoli florets (chopped)
- 2 large onions (chopped)
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 10 Brussels sprouts (100 grams)
- 2 pcs of dried basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
- 8 Cups of chicken broth or chicken stock (2 quarts)
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
How To Make Chicken Soup For Constipation
To make your chicken soup for constipation, follow the steps below:
Combine the chicken breast and bay leaves with 3 cups of water and cook on medium heat until well done, usually 30-40 minutes. Remove from heat and shred the chicken breast and set it aside. Do not through away the chicken stock
Heat the butter and saute the onions until soft and transparent, add in the garlic, carrots, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli and sautee them for 3-4 minutes.
Now add in the chicken broth, seasoning, parsley, chicken breast, and chicken stock, and let simmer on low heat for another 30 minutes or until the vegetables are well cooked through. Serve while the soup is still warm.
Chicken Soup Nutrition Facts
Each serving of this chicken soup recipe contains 274 calories, 8.8 grams of total fat, 17% saturated fat, 11% cholesterol, 93% sodium, 9% total carbs, 6.4 grams of dietary fiber, 24.6 grams of protein, 13% vitamin D, 9% calcium, 16% iron, and 28% potassium. The daily % value is based on a 2000-calorie diet.
Is Chicken Soup Good For Constipation?
Drinking chicken soup alone will not reduce constipation, you will need to add high-fiber vegetables like broccoli, carrots, onions, tomatoes, cabbage, or cauliflower to stimulate a bowel movement. Chicken soup does, however, strengthen your immune system, reduce inflammation in the gut and improve gut health, keep you hydrated, and improve digestion.
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