THE POWER OF SOUPING
Souping attracts the interests of health conscious foodies because the variety of recipes available. The ingredients are interchangeable meaning no two meals will be the same. If a recipe calls for an ingredient you don’t have, choose any available fruit or vegetable as it’s substitute. A difference between soup and juice cleanses are the foods you’re putting a restriction on. A juice cleanse is an all liquid diet with no solids. Souping combines solids and liquids, making a meal high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
“You can lose up to fifteen pounds in three weeks or lose three to four pounds in the first three days,” according to Power of Souping author and nutritionist, Rachel Beller. Beller’s three-day soup detox requires you to eat pureed foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. “Research suggests you feel fuller longer when you eat soup versus juices or even a plated meal with a glass of water. After you finish the three-day detox, you can start your three-week detox. During the three week detox, you’re allowed one soup each night. For a better understanding of souping, read the information and recipes below.
FOR A SOUPER SUCCESSFUL DETOX…
Make your base a fiber source. Second, be sure to pick healthy proteins or protein alternatives. For the final step, add your favorite crunchy toppings that are low in fact. Don’t use granola as a topping. Choose something that has flavor and crunch. Great alternative toppings to granola are coconut chips, berries, and delicious fruits.
TRUE OR FALSE:
SPINACH HAS MORE POTASSIUM THAN A BANANA?
True: Spinach has more potassium than a banana. Spinach isn’t the only food with a higher level of potassium, popular vegetables and fruits are sweet potatoes, white or black beans, and watermelon. When you add spinach or kale to a smoothie, the vegetable taste disappears. Acai bowls are a quick and easy way to get multiple servings of fruits and vegetables in the morning. For more acai bowl recipes, click here.
TRUE OR FALSE:
DETOX SOUPS USE ONE VEGETABLE PER DISH?
False: Detox soups use multiple vegetables within a single plate. Don’t focus on one particular flavor, use an array of vegetables. Be willing to mix and match vegetables. Create a colorful dish by mixing and matching fruits and vegetables. Remember to purchase fresh, organic produce. It’s crucial to get enough vitamins and minerals while cleansing or you will feel weak and dizzy. Be conscious and follow the recommended serving sizes with each recipe.
TRUE OR FALSE:
WHILE DETOXING, YOU SHOULD EAT LESS FRUIT?
True: While detoxing, you should eat fewer fruits and more vegetables. Although fruit is healthy, the sugars per serving can add up. Monitor how much fruit you are eating and consuming compared to vegetables. Detox soup has a high fiber content because of the nutrients and proteins in the base of each dish.