The full story from Health Magazine:
Hudson’s plan, called The S.O.U.P. Cleanse, is a five-day soup detox program designed by LA-based holistic nutritionist Elissa Goodman. The all-organic meals (including some salads)—which come labeled so you know what day, and in what order to eat them—are free of dairy, soy, gluten, and added sugars.
But is doing a soup cleanse really such a good idea? According to Health’s contributing nutrition editor, Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, souping is a better option that stricter “detoxes.” Nourishing soup can help you slim down, she explained in a prior story for Health.com. However, she pointed out, “you certainly don’t need to limit your entire diet to liquid meals to take advantage of its health and weight loss benefits.”
One of the biggest perks of soup is that it fills you up. A study in the journal Appetite found that people who ate a low-calorie soup before lunch ended up eating around 20% fewer calories overall. Other research has shown that solid food snacks before a meal (such as cheese and fruit) don’t have the same appetite-curbing effect as soup.
What’s your take on the trendy soup detox? Yay or Nay?
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