All organs in the human body have their own role, but it is the liver that neutralizes and processes all the chemicals our bodies are exposed to. In detox and healthy diets, when we eat plenty of fruits and veggies, the cells receive large amounts of potassium which flushes excess toxins and water.
Healthy production of bile is critical for eliminating toxins from the body, so we should help the liver with antioxidants, fiber, potassium, and other key nutrients.
Detox soups are abundant in potassium and nutrients for creating an alkaline environment, stimulating bile secretion, and supporting the elimination of toxins. Specifically, ingredients like coconut oil, ginger, and turmeric are found in most detox and cold-fighting soups, all of which fight infection, offer a robust nutritional profile, boost liver function, lower cholesterol, and more.
According to Megan Kelly, a nutrition practitioner,
“Supporting your detox organs is as much about nourishing your body as it is releasing toxins from it. While your body is always naturally getting rid of unwanted toxins on its own, doing a ‘cleanse’ or ‘detox’ will help support the relevant organs in this process and make it more efficient. A good detox will promote a healthy liver, gut, kidneys, lymphatic system, lungs, or even skin. While the most popular form of detox involves juicing, there’s another, warmer way to detox and replenish: the soup cleanse.
Consuming nutrient dense soup floods the body with healing spices, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and amino acids that are easily digested and assimilated which allows the body to use energy towards rejuvenation and cellular repair rather than processing heavy food.
Soups also include the fiber and substances needed for blood sugar regulation which will aid in weight loss, hormonal balance, and mental health.
Soup cleanses are also lower in sugar than juice cleanses because they’re using more vegetables and complex carbohydrates versus fruit which tends to make people feel better and more energetic.
Benefits of a soup cleanse include: reduced inflammation, increased energy levels, disease prevention, cell rejuvenation, weight loss, and clear skin”
Here are some of the top soup recipes:
- Golden Beet and Fennel Soup
Healthy, creamy, and abundant in fiber and nutrients.
- Thai Yam Soup with Lemongrass and Ginger
Ginger boosts immunity and the combination of ingredients gives a unique flavor!
- Turmeric Broth Detox Soup
Anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting.
- Cleansing Detox Soup
Not only it tastes amazingly, but it acts as an extremely powerful detox agent!
- Coconut Ginger Carrot Soup
Onion, garlic, carrot, and coconut oil in this soup are packed with nutrients which boost immunity and fight off flu.
- Immune Boosting Vegetable Soup
An antidote to flus and colds!