It's pretty well-established that we are huge advocates for clean eating, juicing and blending delicious smoothies. Though, of course, we're always on the lookout for the latest cleanse and letting you know which ones are here to stay. To cut right to it, let's talk about soup cleansing.
Much like reaching for a freshly pressed juice, a soup cleanse nourishes our body with the whole, raw vegetables that we need to awaken the digestive system. And while that all sounds great, why do we want to cleanse and detox our body in the first place? It's simple, really.
We juice—and now we soup—to eliminate the buildup of toxins in our bodies. As a result, we often see an improvement in our energy levels, skin and immune system, and can can even notice a difference in our waistlines.
Plus, it's a great way to kickstart healthy eating habits for the long-term. Bonus.
The lowdown on the soup cleanse
So if juicing and souping share many of the same benefits—like detoxing the body and getting your health back on track—why do we have to make a choice when it comes to selecting a cleanse?
While the two do share many of those benefits we look for in a cleanse, one of the two enables us to absorb plant-based nutrients better than the other—and that's souping. In other words, souping delivers the insoluble fiber that keeps us satisfied longer—something that juicing lacks. In fact: “Throwing away the vital fiber matrix reduces most fruits to simple sugars that could leave your liver overworked and kidneys imbalanced, and without the benefits of macro-nutrients like protein and good fats, many of the vitamins and minerals featured in some juice combinations are simply rendered unusable," says Vivienne Vella of Soupure, a soup-cleanse business, in a contribution to well+GOOD. So while juicing may be a great way to kickstart your day, consider the benefits of incorporating raw, cleansing and of course, savory soups into your client's diet.
Want to get your client started with soup cleansing?
To make souping easy on you—and your client—we have culled three delicious recipes that are sure to nourish your body from the inside out and keep you satisfied.
- Deliciously Ella: cleansing green soup
- The Awesome Green: beet detox soup
- The Glowing Fridge's cleansing detox soup
As always, stay tuned for more on health, recipes and all of the latest trends.