Liquid diet

Liquid diet soups

Liquid diet soups

Soups play a very important role in the liquid diet menu. Smooth and warm vegetable soups give you energy and are very comforting, especially if the weather outside is dark and cold. Soups help you balance out sweet foods. It is often physically and mentally hard to drink only sweet smoothies the whole day. Having daily soups solves this problem. In this article I will cover some of the most important topics of soup making, which include the following: the reason to have soups, cooked vs raw prepared soups, water quality and more.

Why are liquid diet soups good for you ?

Unless you have reached a level where you can be on a mono-diet of oranges, apples or any other fruit or simply a smoothie diet, you would rather want to have at least a few different food choices to choose from on a regular basis. Smooth liquid soups can taste great and give you a feeling of energy influx, and at the same time they are easily digested. You can mix many different vegetables, put this in a blender or a soup maker and have a soup ready to eat within as little as 15-20 minutes.

Cooked soup VS raw soup: food for thought

While this topic is a bit out of context, it is an important one, because it helps you understand the deeper reason for going on an all-liquid diet. If you look at what animals eat in the wilderness, you will not be able to find even one animal who cooks its food. Obviously they could not do it even if they wanted to, but maybe every food was designed to be eaten in a raw form in the first place? Why would a human being cook his food, when no other creature in this entire world does it?

The answer is probably because we are used to doing it. If your parents did not cook your food, but instead gave it to you in a raw form and everyone around you did the same, guess what, most likely you would eat your food raw your entire life and would not even question this fact.
What does cooking do to the food? First of all, it has been scientifically proven that cooking destroys fibre. Secondly, it transforms food cells to such an extent that it becomes quite a different food substance from what it was in its raw form.

Try leaving cooked potato mash for a day or two at room temperature and you will see how bad it will start smelling. Similar thing happens in your intestines when you consume cooked food. Your body treats uncooked food very differently to cooked food. Raw food has enzymes, which are basically instructions given to your body regarding how to digest the food. Conversely, your digestive system cannot handle cooked food as well. As soon as you consume cooked substances, the rotting process starts.

Liquid soups vs regular soups

Anyways, let us get back to liquid soups. It is scientifically proven that digestion requires an enormous amount of body energy. Regardless of whether your soup is raw or cooked, if you make it as smooth as possible it means that it will be easier on your digestive system. Eventually your body gets the same nutrition content and loses much less energy to extract it from food. Soup is usually simpler and quicker to digest.

Cooked soups are obviously not ideal, but it may be a necessary step towards an all-raw diet. The good thing about making liquid soup is that it automatically simplifies the types of ingredients you will use and prevents you from using the less healthy ones in my opinion, which would be possible to use in a regular soup. One of those ingredients is pasta, which is very starchy and causes weight gain.

No chewing needed for liquid soups

This is obvious and especially great if you have teeth problems and do not want to stress them too much. Not chewing food gives your teeth a rest, oftentimes elderly people unknowingly start growing a 3rd set of teeth simply because they have lost all their teeth and could not chew their food at all.

Water for soup is very important

The bulk mass of your soup is obviously going to be water. Water is so ubiquitous. It is used for many things including everyday food preparation. However, most people never ever think about its quality. People simply assume that tap water is good enough to drink and cook with, or that all water is the same H20, when in reality this is far from the truth.

There are not as many places left throughout the entire world where you could confidently drink tap water without the need of a filtering system. Such places most often could be found somewhere closer to the mountains or far away from bigger cities. However, even so, how can you be sure that the purity of tap water does not change without a warning?

What is high quality drinking water? From personal experience and our own research we came to the conclusion that only low mineral and low dry residue water can be consumed on a regular basis. This is because low mineral and residue water does not clog the arteries, capillaries and internal organs as much as mineral water. Imagine a kettle. With time it will get a thick nasty mineral layer at the bottom. This happens because of high mineral content of water used. We want the body to be clean and therefore use low mineral clean water.

There are a few ways to always have high quality clean water, especially if you are planning to do a liquid fast.

Option #1: buy bottled water from a shop on a regular basis.

You can buy good quality bottled water. You can check the dry residue amount on the label or you can purchase a TDS meter tool to check it. The lower – the better (around 50 ppm is good). This approach can get a bit expensive and probably not as good for the environment because of constantly buying new bottles, unless your bottles get replaced each time, like office water canisters.

Option #2: buy yourself a filtration system or a reverse osmosis system

You could use tap water filtered through a regular filtration system. This system usually removes the bigger water impurities, but it cannot remove as many unnecessary minerals the same way reverse osmosis systems can.

There are people who drink only distilled water, but I would not recommend doing it. The reason is that distillation completely removes all the minerals from water and leaves pure H20, similar to rain water in a pure ecological environment. Distilled water can be quite aggressive on your bones and teeth, this is why I do not really recommend it.

The reverse osmosis system removes most of the minerals, but unlike the distiller, it leaves the bare minimal, making it less aggressive but still very pure.

Summary

Liquid food is great for your digestion and can be both nutritious and comforting to eat, especially in a colder season. Regardless of whether you choose to have cold (raw) soups or cooked, it is a great meal to complement your daily smoothies.