I know that smoothies are kind of frowned upon in paleo circles. Robb Wolf says its better o eat your foods, not pulverise/process them. So how come soup is ok? surely soup is essentially just a hot smoothie?
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on April 12, 2013
at 07:07 AM
The reason I eat soup is for bone broth, which contains nutrients such as minerals and gelatin that I can't otherwise access unless drawn out into liquid.
Also, drinking bone broth isn't goIng to slam into your pancreas and liver the way a tall glass of liquid sugar will. That, along with chugging more calories than are necessary, are what the caution is about.
Green smoothies are great nutrition, though I always "chew" mine to allow for mixing with salivary enzymes. Same with soup. And if you drink fruit smoothies the same thing is a good idea. Slow and mindful, not throwing it down the hatch. Our bodies aren't designed for a pound of liquid food to hit the stomach all at once and without a salivary assist.
on April 11, 2013
at 08:07 PM
Not really, if you make chicken soup, you start with chicken stock which is almost all water, maybe 3 ounces of chicken per serving added to it, then some onion and stuff, no comparison to a smoothy where you start with a pound of fruit.
Soup is water, lean meat and non-starchy vegetable.
on April 11, 2013
at 08:27 PM
Eating hot soup has several differences. First, it takes longer to consume because you can slam down a room temp smoothie, but doing so with a hot liquid is difficult. Unless you have blitzed the soup, you must still chew it, releasing salivary amylase in a greater quantity than if you just drink liquid. The longer it takes you chew the solids and slurp the liquids, the more easily satiety is recognized.