Festivals are a perfect time to indulge in scrumptious delicacies. But soon after these festivals are over, one thing that we dread is the weight gained or toxins accumulated during this time. Now that the festivities are over, it probably is the right time that your body needs a detox or a cleanup.
It is extremely important to create a good detox plan that naturally cleanses the system and allows the body to get rid of toxic by-products and chemicals. It is important to flush out the harmful products from our system on a regular basis for the body’s overall wellness. Our body needs the right nutrition for cleansing. Let us discuss how to detox the body:
Water is the best therapy
Begin your day by drinking lukewarm water. For better results, squeeze half a lemon in the water. Another alternative is to drink herb tea or green tea as is a great way to detox and cleanse your system. Also, make it a point to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily.
No more Sweets
Stay away from any food that contains sucrose, artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup. Ice creams, cold drinks or other sugar-laden foods must be avoided.
The Touch me Not!
Foods like bread, refined grains, biscuits, cakes, pasta, rice cakes are a big no-no.
Make Veggies your best friend
In case you are hungry in between meals, do not snack on anything that you find. Keep few chopped vegetables with yourself and have them as pre-meal munchies.
Create a Combo of Fruits & Vegetables
Create a diet plan that includes vegetables and fruits that have a low-glycemic index. The trick here is to eat fruits and vegetables of different colors and types.
Say Hello to Salads
Make sure to have at least one salad per day. It is preferable to have a salad of dark green leaves. Furthermore, to prepare your digestive system, start your meal with raw foods.
Choose the right Oil
For cooking food, choose olive oil. If you are not a fan of olive oil, you can choose to use mustard oil, cold pressed coconut oil or ghee for cooking.
Do not forget to exercise
Make sure you exercise every day. You can opt to go for a brisk walk or a jog. You can also choose to indulge in any sports activity.
Eat Small, Eat Right
Eat the right combination of light meals but make sure you have small portions of these meals throughout the day.
Home-Cooked Food is the best
Make sure that you eat home-cooked food. Food from the restaurant is loaded with salt, oil, starch and sugar hence are not at all healthy. Rather than ordering from outside, try and prepare a nourishing meal at home.
Following these easy tips can help you detox your body and make you feel light and energized.
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