Last year saw juice cleanses dominating the detoxing world, but this summer there's a new craze sweeping the nation – souping. Many have turned to the new diet which involves only eating vegetable-loaded soups over a few days to allow your body to rest and get rid of toxins.
We take a look at the benefits of trying the souping diet.
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Souping has been hailed as the new juicing
It won't leave you feeling hungry
While juicing can leave you still feeling hungry, broth-type soup fill of vegetables can actually fill you up, helping you to avoid snacking in between meals.
Homemade soups are cheap to make as they mostly require vegetables – you don't need to go out and buy a whole detox plan. If you have a hectic week ahead, make a bit extra and freeze it – you can defrost it later and still benefit from all of the nutrients.
Soups are packed full of vitamins and nutrients
Soups are rich in fibre
Fibre is key to aiding good digestion, and plays an important role in your body's ability to natural detox. If you suffer from stomach cramps, soups can also be quite soothing. Raw foods are much harder to digest, but because food in soups is cooked, its fibre and proteins help your body process it better.
They're incredibly healthy
Consisting largely of vegetables and herbs, soups contribute to your five-a-day as well as being full of vitamins – plus, unlike juicing, you retain all of the nutrients from the food you have cooked. However, it's important to note not all soups are good for a detox – stay away from cream-based options as these tend to be loaded with saturated fats.
There's more texture than juicing
While juicing can be an effective detox, many dieters admitted that they often grew tired of drinking meals – a hearty soup means that you can chew your food, the very act of which plays a part in telling your body when you've eaten, meaning you are less likely to be hungry later in the day