Here is a very easy, high-fiber vegetable soup for constipation recipe that you need to try right away to find some relief. Constipation is a very common problem that soo many people suffer from including myself, it’s also to blame if you are dieting and not losing weight.
That’s why I have soo many recipes for constipation relief because from personal experience, the fewer bowel movements I had, the less weight I lost in the past even while dieting. I know that no recipe can help you get rid of constipation completely, you will have to change your diet and lifestyle for that to happen.
Vegetable Soup For Constipation Relief
Vegetables are extremely nutritious, they are filled with important vitamins and minerals to keep you healthy. Choosing the right vegetables to add to your diet, however, can be tricky especially if you experience constipation regularly. Below are some of the best vegetables for constipation and constipation soup recipes!
Vegetable Soup Recipe
This recipe yields 2 serving
- 2 cups of broccoli (chopped)
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 2 carrots (cut into cubes)
- 1 cup of cooked chicken breast (shredded)
- 1 large summer squash (cut into cubes)
- 10 brussels sprouts
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 4 cups of chicken stock or chicken broth
- 4 cups of water
- a dash of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/2 cup of parsley (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
How To Make Vegetable Soup For Constipation
Heat the butter and add in the onions, saute until transparent in color, and add in the garlic and carrots. Stir them together and let them saute for another 5 minutes on high heat, add in half of the parsley and let it fry for a minute.
Next, add the chicken stock, water, black pepper, salt, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and chicken breast. Let it cook for 20 minutes and then lastly, add in the summer squash and the rest of the parsley. Lower the heat and let it simmer for another 25-30 minutes until done. Serve while still warm.
Vegetable Soup Nutrition Facts
1 Serving of this vegetable soup contains 340 calories, 13% total fat, 24% saturated fat, 23% cholesterol, 79% sodium, 13% total carbs, 41% dietary fiber, 31.5 grams of protein, 20% vitamin D, 17% calcium, 26% iron, and 35% potassium. The percentages are based on a 2000-calorie diet.
Is Vegetable Soup Good For Constipation?
Yes! This vegetable soup consists of high-fiber vegetables which help draw water into the colon and give the stool bulk, therefore, making it easier to pass. Not all vegetable soups will reduce constipation symptoms because it all comes down to the ingredients.
Read this study to find out more about the effects of dietary fiber on constipation. It may look like a bunch of gibberish but you will find some golden nuggets of information in there.
High Fiber Vegetables For Constipation
Below is a list of some of the best high-fiber vegetables that you can add to your soup recipe.
- Brussels sprouts
- Acorn Squash
- Summer Squash
- Collard Greens
- Swiss Chard