Nourishing, satisfying and yet easy to digest. With our Asian breakfast soup, you can start the day with a healthy gut and add variety to the menu of your gut bacteria. The soup is especially suitable for people with a sensitive gastrointestinal tract and can even help with diarrhoea (1).
Soup for breakfast seems unusual for many, but it is not uncommon in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. From a Far Eastern point of view, breakfast should be easy on the digestive tract, warming and still provide enough energy.
Studies also show that eating a healthy breakfast regularly is associated with a lower risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease and, most importantly, increases mental abilities such as concentration and short-term memory. (2)
This recipe can help you, when you suffer from diarrhoea. When having diarrhoea, one loses a lot of fluid. With soup, one can make up for the water loss. It also replenishes our electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and chloride, which are flushed out together with the water during diarrhoea. We need the electrolytes for various bodily functions in certain concentrations in our blood.
This soup is low in fat and therefore no additional effort for the body. The body needs more energy to digest fats than it does to digest proteins, for example. Hence, it is recommended to avoid fats when suffering from diarrhoea so that the body has as much energy as possible to fight the diarrhoea. Carrots contain pectins that bind water and thus make the stool firmer. Nutrients are returned to the body through the vegetable. Ginger also has an antibacterial effect on pathogenic microorganisms.
If you have severe diarrhoea, you can omit the chilli and replace the pak choi with courgettes or peas. Spicy foods can also irritate the stomach lining. Although pak choi is very digestible, it belongs to the cabbage family and can cause flatulence for irritated intestines.
Cook the rice noodles according to the package instructions and mix with the soy sauce after draining the water.
For the soup, finely chop the ginger and garlic. Also chop the mushrooms, tofu, carrot and pak choi.
Put all the chopped ingredients, plus some chilli and the vegetable stock into a pot and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Remove the soup from the heat and put it in a bowl with the noodles. Mix in the lemon juice and garnish with fresh coriander, mint and sesame seeds.
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