Whenever the conversation is about how to eat better, you’ll always hear us talk about what to eat more of (veggies), not what to eat less of. Deprivation is not our jam. Just the other day, Dean was listening to a coworker talk about how sluggish and gross she felt from eating so poorly and that she was thinking about doing a juice cleanse to feel better. Dean’s response? “Or you could just eat better.”
The truth is, if we regularly eat a veggie-loaded, well-combined diet, at the right times (ahem, no more late night popcorn binges), then our bodies can go through a natural cleansing process every day, making a juice cleanse less necessary.
To go from eating minimal veggies to loads of veggies is a cleanse of its own. That is always the first step. Then you can take it even further with an actual cleanse, if you so desire.
In the book The New Detox Diet, Elson M. Haas, M.D., says everyone needs to detox and rest their body from time to time, but “those who eat a regular, balanced diet devoid of excess necessitate less intensive detoxification.”
A juice cleanse is an intensive detoxification, which is why we love this year’s newest health trend so much more: souping!
Let’s talk souping, shall we? First of all, what is it?
Souping is a warmer, more satisfying, and delicious way to infuse your body with tons of nutrients that are easy to digest.
How does it work?
Make a bunch of veggie-loaded soups and eat only that for a few days. This allows your body to rest and get rid of toxins.We believe souping is here to stay.
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Photo: Tina Leigh, Peter Jan Haas