‘Souping’ becomes nutritional trend

Reporter: Lindsey Sablan
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FORT MYERS, Fla. “Souping” is now the new juicing.

You’ll find recipes online, books about the subject and companies offering premade soup concoctions to go. Advocates for a soup-based diet are sipping flavors like “beans and greens,” “parsnip apple” and “organic carrot coconut lime.”

“There are a lot of companies marketing souping as kind of like a cleanse or a detox,” said Alissa Rumsey, a retired dietitian.

But it’s still possible to go overboard, Rumsey warns, if you’re eating nothing but soup one or two days a week, as some companies suggest.

“These souping days are really too low-calorie,” Rumsey said. “Most of them clock in at less than 1,200 calories a day, and for most people, especially people who are active, that’s just not enough.”

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