But recently, on Goop, Gwyneth introduced her newest favorite cleanse for the cold winter months: soup—a warm, comfort-food go-to.
Why soup? According to Goop: “Since it relies primarily on vegetables rather than fruits, it’s super low on the glycemic scale, and it’s packed with fiber, which makes it pretty filling.” And that’s true—several studies have found that people who eat broth-based soup (not bisques or anything creamy, which can be super-high in calories and fat) before eating end up eating fewer calories overall.
Another benefit of a soup cleanse, Gwyneth reports: “Because you get to eat (rather than drink) your meals, time on the cleanse felt like any other day, rather than a trying period to get through on the path to a clearer head and increased energy.”
Apparently, you can have premade soup cleanses delivered to your door, just as you would with other types of cleanses (Gwyneth recommends Soupure), but she also offers some ideas for DIY-ing your own soup cleanse too, with recipes like Roasted Clean Carrot Soup, Thai Curry Soup, and Leek and Celery Root Soup.
Well, I’m intrigued—and also craving soup. What are your thoughts on this kind of cleanse?