A healthy breakfast for the intestines
Energizing, filling and yet easy to digest. With our Asian breakfast soup , you start gut healthy in the day and take care of yourself Variety in the diet of your intestinal bacteria . The soup is particularly suitable for people with a sensitive gastrointestinal tract and can even be helpful for diarrhea (1).
Start the day well - that's why you should eat soup for breakfast
Soup for breakfast may seem unusual to many, but it is not uncommon in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. From a Far Eastern perspective, breakfast should be gentle on the digestive tract, warming and still provide enough energy.
Studies also show that eating a healthy breakfast on a regular basis is associated with a lower risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease and, above all, increases mental abilities such as concentration and short-term memory. (2)
The Asian breakfast soup is a wholesome start to the day
Recipe: Asian breakfast soup with rice noodles & vegetables
This recipe can help you with diarrhea because we lose a lot of fluids when we have diarrhea. You can make up for the water loss with the soup. In addition, our electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and chloride are replenished, which are flushed out along with the water through diarrhea. We need electrolytes in certain concentrations in our blood for a wide variety of bodily functions. (1)
The soup is also low in fat and therefore does not put any additional strain on the body. The body requires more energy to digest fats than, for example, to digest proteins. So we avoid fats when we have diarrhea so that the body has as much energy as possible to stop the diarrhea. Carrots contain pectins, which bind water and make the stool firmer. Vegetables return nutrients to the body. Ginger also has an antibacterial effect on pathogenic microorganisms.
If you have severe diarrhea, you can leave out the chili and replace the pak choy with zucchini or peas. Spicy foods can also irritate the stomach lining. Although Pak Choi is very digestible, it is a type of cabbage and can cause flatulence if your intestines are irritated.
Asian rice noodles
3 tbsp soy sauce
400ml vegetable broth
A clove of garlic
50g mushrooms (herb mushrooms)
A small carrot
½ bok choy
2 tbsp lemon juice
Coriander & Mint
The rice noodles are cooked according to the instructions on the package and mixed with the soy sauce after draining the water.
For the soup, cut the ginger and garlic into fine pieces. Also cut the mushrooms, tofu, carrot and pak choy into pieces.
Put all the chopped ingredients, some chili and the vegetable stock in a pot and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
Remove the soup from the heat and pour it into a bowl with the noodles. Mix in lemon juice and garnish with fresh coriander, mint and sesame. Bon appetit!
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This article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical information or instructions. The recipes are intended for inspiration and are not intended as therapeutic measures. If you have any health problems, we recommend that you contact a doctor or other expert immediately.
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Gibney MJ, Barr SI, Bellisle F, et al. Breakfast in Human Nutrition: The International Breakfast Research Initiative. Nutrients. 2018;10(5):559. Published 2018 May 1. doi:10.3390/nu10050559