The festive season is upon us and everyone binges on a lot of junk, fried, and sweet stuff causing the blood sugar levels to shoot up and the weight also to increase. Hence after the festivities, we need to recharge our body with the right kind of nutrients so that it restores the body’s abilities to fight infections and diseases. We are what we eat and we must treat our hearts and stomach with compassion. Detoxifying after the festivities help us to cleanse our system of toxins absorbed from all the calorie-laden foods consumed.
5 tips that help in detoxification after binge-eating-
1-Staying hydrated with water
Staying hydrated is the key to good health. Drinking enough water will help us to flush out excess fat and sugar consumed during the festive season. Water carries nutrients and oxygen to all our cells. thereby aiding digestion and increasing the metabolic rate. Water is the best drink to quench thirst, unlike sugary drinks that cause weight gain and inflammation.
Lemons are a natural cure for everything from bloating to indigestion and helps to regulate your digestion. Having lukewarm lime water every morning will kick start the body. Lime contains vitamin C which is a primary antioxidant that helps protect cells from damaging free radicals. Lukewarm lemon water also acts as a gentle laxative thus preventing constipation. Lemon water also acts as a diuretic and helps to flush out all the toxins that the body would have accumulated during the festivities.
Black pepper has a number of health benefits other than spicing the food. It is loaded with antioxidants that fight back inflammation and excess problems. Black pepper is full of piperine which is very effective in kickstarting the riddance of toxins. It aids in weight loss and is very good for digestion. Black pepper cleanses the intestines and stomach thereby detoxifying the body.
4-Eating high fibre foods
Dietary fiber keeps us full and helps us to lose weight and improve our overall health. Fiber is part of plant-based foods like grains, fruits vegetables nuts, and beans. It passes through the body, making your digestive system clean and healthy, flushing cholesterol and harmful carcinogens out of the body. Fibre also stays in the stomach longer, helping you to eat less. Eating plenty of fiber can move fat that one has consumed during the festive season, to move it at a faster rate so that less of it can be absorbed.
Increasing your exercise routine by about 15 minutes after the festive season will help you lose all the calories piled up after the binge. Exercise is immensely beneficial to increase the metabolic rate and improve overall well-being. Increased exercise will help to increase muscle mass to strengthen bones and also help to manage weight. .Moreover exercise also boosts your mood, motivation, and energy levels leading to a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment.
Small acts of eating right, going to bed on time, making time to exercise will light up our lives and turn us into bright illuminated beings we are meant to be.