3 Soups to Recover From Diarrhea

In case of stomach problems, it is advisable to adopt a soft diet, including a percentage of healthy fats. Recovery is about replenishing lost energy, and soups are a good choice.
3 Soups to Recover From Diarrhea
Nelton Abdon Ramos Rojas

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Nelton Abdon Ramos Rojas.

Last update: 15 December, 2022

Stomach diseases are always annoying. They may appear because something did not suit the body or due to a condition like irritable bowel syndrome. In these cases, there’s nothing better than soups to recover from diarrhea.

In this article, we’ll present you with options that offer nutrition and hydration in a single dish.

These recipes will provide the body with small doses of fats, which are useful and necessary to restore lost energy.

In addition, the best option for this type of situation is to opt for a diet made up of soft foods in order to lighten the work of the digestive system. In the same way, if the symptoms are prolonged or worsen, you must go to the doctor immediately.

Next, we’ll take a look at some healthy alternatives to recover from diarrhea.

Soups to recover from diarrhea

1. Rice and carrot soup

Recover From Diarrhea

With the food restrictions imposed by a stomach ailment, rice cannot be left out. When recovering from diarrhea, thisgrain is an extraordinary and effective source of nutrients to reduce discomfort. This is confirmed by this study carried out by McGill University (Canada).

Ingredients:

  • A large carrot
  • 1 small onion
  • ½ a cup of rice (100 g)
  • 1 branch of coriander or parsley
  • The juice of ½ a lemon
  • 3 cups of chicken broth (750 ml)
  • 1 branch of mint
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 grilled chicken breasts, without their skin (about 150 g)

Preparation

  1. Heat the chicken broth in a pot.
  2. Add the peeled and chopped carrot into small pieces, and add the chopped onion.
  3. Once it boils, add the rice, parsley, coriander, and mint.
  4. Leave on low heat for at least 20 minutes or until the rice is soft and the carrot is cooked.
  5. Remove the onion and herbs.
  6. Rectify the amount of salt.
  7. Chop the chicken breasts into long strips and place them on the griddle, seasoned only with salt. Do not use any type of dressings or seasonings.
  8. Serve by placing the chicken strips on top, sprinkled with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil and a splash of lemon.

2. Soup with chicken noodles, celery, and carrot

Chicken noodle soup

As suggested by this study by the National Institute of Health and Nutrition (Japan), noodles, like rice, and in combination with chicken and carrots, are also common in soups to recover from diarrhea. It’s a type of light pasta that’s easy to chew and digest.

This recipe is ideal for the little ones in the house. Among its positive values, the rapid restoration of appetite stands out, thanks to the properties of celery in the recovery of stomach flora.

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, without their skin (120 g)
  • 2 small celery stalks
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into pieces
  • 2 potatoes, diced into pieces
  • 1 leek
  • 1 large onion, chopped in two
  • 4 sprigs of parsley
  • 2 cups of noodles for soup (250 g)
  • 8 cups of water (2 liters)
  • Salt (to taste)

Preparation

  1. Season the two chicken breasts with only a little bit of salt.
  2. Wash and chop all the vegetables. Place in the pot with two liters of water at high heat.
  3. Incorporate the two chicken breasts. Let them boil for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Add the sprigs of parsley. Keep cooking until the potatoes and carrots are tender.
  5. Add the noodles and boil for five minutes.
  6. When serving, you can place toast in small pieces. This addition offers a crisp finish, for adults and children.

3. Chicken consomme

Ingredients

  • Two chicken thighs
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ½ an onion
  • 1 leek
  • 2 sprigs of parsley
  • 8 cups of water (2 liters)
  • 2 slices of toast
  • Salt (to taste)

Preparation 

  1. Thoroughly wash the chicken and burn possible debris from the fire.
  2. Clean all the vegetables, cut them in two, and place them in a large pot.
  3. Add two liters of water to the pot. Next, add the garlic, the leek, and the sprigs of parsley. Finally, add the chicken.
  4. Place the pot on high heat. When it starts to boil, lower the heat. Cook for at least two hours or until the chicken is tender.
  5. Add salt to taste and leave five more minutes.
  6. To serve, pour the broth. Choose a deep dish and place pieces of toasted bread on top.

This consomme is a drink with important restorative effects for our stomach. It’s ideal for hangovers after a holiday, stomach problems, etc.

Which of these soups to recover from diarrhea will you try first? They’re delicious and nutritious!



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