How to Detoxify Naturally After Your Holiday
How to naturally detoxify your body
We all feel the need to detox from time to time. After the Christmas/New Year celebrations are over is definitely one of those times. Another would be after the annual summer holiday. These are the times when we tend to indulge the most. There’s no need to feel guilty about this – it’s likely that you will be spending quality time with friends and family when you are on holiday. And life is for living, after all.
However, you’ll also want to quickly get back to good eating habits after a holiday. A great way to kick-start this is by helping the body to detoxify and cleanse itself. Here are some of the things that will give you the best possible post-holiday detox.
The most obvious (and the most important) ingredient of any detox routine is water. Adding plenty of water to your diet – as much as a gallon a day, if you are actively detoxing – is crucial. At the very least, always have a bottle of water to hand. Sipping a little a lot is great and definitely replace those teas and coffees with plain old H2O.
Lemon juice helps the body to produce digestive juices and it benefits the colon, gallbladder and liver. It cleanses and flushes toxins through the colon and out of your pores. Adding lemon to your trusty water can jazz it up a bit too.
Green tea comes packed with antioxidants. They help your body fight off free radicals – the harmful elements that damage the body cells and can cause cancer and premature aging.
Oats are great to flush out toxins through the kidneys and colon. They are also high in fibre, which helps to reduce cholesterol. Oatmeal is a bit of an acquired taste but oats can easily be blended into smoothies and stirred into yogurt to make it more palatable if you’re not a fan.
No detox would be complete with vegetables and Brussels sprouts are among the best because they keep the colon working efficiently. This supports the liver as it has to do less of the work in the flushing-out process. Sprouts are versatile too, as they can be boiled, steamed and roasted or even grated raw to add to salads.
Artichokes share the versatility of sprouts as they can be baked, steamed or grilled. They also are a great aid to the liver, helping to increase bile production. This means that foods are broken down more efficiently by the body and more nutrition is absorbed. Artichokes are also rich in fibre which helps the colon to function more effectively too.
Lentils are an excellent source of protein and, as a vegetable, they will help you feel full without the calories, fat and toxins that you would get in many meats. Lentils are great for moderating blood sugar levels too. On top of this, lentils are cheap and as they are a staple ingredient of soups and stews, you’ll be increasing your daily fluid intake as well.
Last but not least comes a spice, turmeric. Most people do not realise that a simple spice can help in a detox. Turmeric, used primarily to colour curries, is also brilliant when it comes to cleansing the liver. Adding more turmeric into your diet is definitely a smart move.
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