Souping Is the New Juicing

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Article Summary

In the New York Times, Rachel Felder wrote an article titled Souping is the New Juicing on February 3rd, 2016. In this article she brings up a new dieting trend that has become the buzz of the Internet, souping. Souping is a new trend that consists of eating a liquid based diet, soup, for five days, as a detox. She references a few companies that have taken the souping to a whole new level. Many people found juicing to be too hard to keep up because they are no longer chewing food and often feel hungry because they feel like they are not eating a meal. Juicing also consists mainly of fruits, which can cause spikes in blood sugar. The soup offers something of more substance that makes you feel like you are actually eating a meal. Most companies offer both hot and cold options and the cold options can some what resemble a smoothie. The soup offers a more nutrient dense option to cleansing diets.

Article Critique

This article was published through the New York Times, which is a well recognized, trusted newspaper that is known to be credible. As for the author, Rachel Felder, she has published many other articles in the New York Times as well as through other well-known publishers. The article is well written and explores the story of a woman, Vivienne Zhao, and how she has used the souping cleanse for the last few weeks. Including a success story in an article makes the information more credible. She also includes some examples of companies whose whole business is the souping cleanse, giving people a reference for more information on the topic. Her conclusion shows not only why the souping cleanse is better than the juicing one but also why it is beneficial to you in general. After looking further into the topic of souping, I discovered that it in fact is a new trend buzzing the Internet. Many other health websites have looked into if the detox actually works and it is a healthy option. In an article by Lindsey Metrus on the popular site Healthy Women, she looks into if the diet actually works and the benefits of it. She includes the statement, “It’s a high-volume meal, so you’ll feel fuller longer as compared to a dense, low-volume food such as a protein bar, for example, according to Lisa Brown and Jennifer Medina of Brown & Medina Nutrition in New York.” This statement further shows how the information in the New York Times article are facts that can be found in other credible sites and articles backed by professionals on the topic. Many other news companies such as ABC news and NBC have also published articles on the topic. Eat This, Not That has also published an article on the pros and cons of the diets. The major con that they list is the price of the cleanse. If you do the cleanse through one of the companies that provides you with the soups you need for a certain amount of days cleanse, you would be looking to spend around $55 to $88 for just one day. You can save by making your own soups though. Dr. Oz offered a few recipes and a grocery list for them on a segment he did on a three day detox with soups. Over all her article is credible and her conclusion has proven to be true across other websites and sources. Souping truly is becoming the new juicing!

Souping - Hollywood's Latest Health Craze

Work Cited

A. (2015, August 13). Souping - Hollywood's Latest Health Craze. Retrieved April 07, 2016, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbN2ntlcEDE


Felder, R. (2016, February 03). Souping Is the New Juicing. Retrieved April 06, 2016, from http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/fashion/souping-is-the-new-juicing.html


Metrus, L. (n.d.). Souping Diet: Does it Work? | HealthyWomen. Retrieved April 08, 2016, from http://www.healthywomen.org/content/article/souping-what-you-need-know-about-new-diet


Smith, Dana Leigh. "Souping: The Next Juicing | Eat This Not That." Eat This Not That. 15 Aug. 2015. Web. 08 Apr. 2016.