Looking for the best lentil soup for constipation recipe? You are in the right place because, in this post, I will share with you my personal lentil soup recipe that will help you poop in no time. I make this recipe all the time for me and my family so I know it works miracles as a poop soup.
Lentils are extremely rich in dietary fiber which makes it perfect for anyone trying to have a bowel movement. This lentil soup recipe is very low in calories and does not require a lot of ingredients. You can have this soup ready in less than 45 minutes so read on!
Lentil Soup For Constipation
For this lentil soup recipe, we will be using yellow lentils because next to black lentils, they are very high in dietary fiber which is what you want when suffering from constipation. However, if you have black lentils on hand, go ahead and use them, it won’t change the taste much, that said, I use yellow lentils for my recipe.
Lentil Soup Recipe Ingredients
Ingredients for 2 servings:
- 1 cup of yellow lentils (192 grams)
- 2 tbs of short-grain white Egyptian rice
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
- 1 small onion (chopped into small pieces)
- 1 teaspoon of unsalted butter
- 6 cups of water
How To Make Lentil Soup
Follow the steps below to make this extremely tasty lentil soup recipe that you will enjoy eating! Even if you don’t like lentils, you are going to love this recipe.
Wash the lentils and the rice until the water is clear and chop the onions into really small pieces
Add the lentils, rice, chicken bouillon cube, and water into a large pot and place it over high heat until it comes to a boil.
In a skillet, melt the butter and add in the onions, fry until the onions become golden brown in color. Add the fried onions to the lentil soup and lower the heat.
Lastly, add in the salt and ground cumin and stir the soup occasionally so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. Once the soup becomes thick and creamy, go ahead and serve while it is still hot. Thats it! You’re done! Here is your end result.
Lentil Soup Fiber
So why does this lentil soup help with constipation? Well, because it is loaded with both soluble and insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber helps reduce constipation symptoms very quickly. Just 1 serving of this lentil soup provides you with 70% of your daily recommended intake amount of fiber.
Adding this recipe to your diet at least 3 times per week can reduce your symptoms and stimulate regular bowel movements.
Lentil Soup Nutrition Facts
Each serving of this lentil soup recipe contains 371 calories, 4% total fat, 7% saturated fat, 2% cholesterol, 66% sodium, 22% total carbs, 72% or 20 grams of fiber, 1.8 grams of total sugars, 24.7 grams of protein, 7% vitamin D, 3% calcium, 5% iron, and 2% potassium. The percentages are based on a 2000-calorie diet.
Which Lentils Are Best For Constipation?
Yellow lentils and black lentils are very high in dietary fiber which makes them perfect for constipation.
Do Lentils Cause Constipation?
No, it’s quite the opposite, lentils are great for relieving and preventing constipation so don’t be afraid to start adding them to your menu often. The only problem you are going to have by eating lentils is gas! You are going to pass a lot of air after eating lentils!
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There you go! You now know how to make the most tasty lentil soup for constipation! Go ahead and try it. I would love to hear how it turned out for you in the comments. You should also save this post for later and holla at me on Pinterest! Until next time, keep on grinding mamas!