The holidays can be a wonderful time, but we
easily overindulge on treats and drinks. Probably because we end up thinking “it only comes but once a year” so we go on to eat all the holiday
goodies before they’re gone again for the year.
Well if you're feeling bloated from overindulging? Cleansing
the body can help kick start people into a healthier routine.
Here's how to
detox your system and put you on a healthy eating track for the New Year.
Warm Water With Lemon
Begin your day with warm lemon water and sip it
throughout the day. Adding a little lemon to your water is a great way to add
flavor and experience the benefits offered by lemons. Warm lemon water
alkalizes your body, revs up your metabolism, clears the bowels and curbs
cravings throughout the day. Consuming enough water is essential to help your
liver and kidneys filter out toxins.
How to do it:
Use purified water that should be lukewarm, not
scalding hot. Avoid ice cold water, since that can be a lot for your body to
process and it takes more energy to process ice cold water than the warm.
Always use fresh lemons, never bottled lemon juice. Squeeze 1/2 a lemon into a
cup and drink it down first thing before you eat a single thing, or workout,
healthy drink washes out toxins with its special antioxidants called CATECHINS,
which also increases liver function.
How to do it:
When brewing green tea, take a little extra care, as boiling
water is bad for the precious catechins (tea's healthy chemicals). Do bring
your water to a boil, but let it rest for about ten minutes. Then, pour the
water over the tea and brew for about one minute before serving. A cup of plain
green tea has only 2 calories. Adding 1 tablespoon of honey bumps up the calories
in your very low-calorie tea.
3. Intermittent fasting
Intermittent fasting is
another term for an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating.
It is a simple way to get the benefits of a fast without feeling like you’re deprived
of food. Eat your last meal no later than 7 p.m. in the evening. It is in this
fasting state that your body is much better able to burn fat as fuel. Once
lunchtime rolls around, you’ll have fasted for over 16 hours, giving your
digestive system a total reset. During intermittent fasting, Timing matters. So
if you’re going to fast do it on days when you're likely to have less physical exertion to avoid being burned out.
4. Lemon + Ginger + Honey Drink
Ginger Honey Detox Drink is a great way to start your day. This detox drink is rich in vitamin c and
antioxidants and helps to gently cleanse and alkalize the body.
How to do it:
of hot water.
slices of ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced.
of 1 lemon (or if it is big and juicy).
tablespoons of honey.
Peel the ginger and make thin
slices, mash them in a mortar, pour with boiling water and let it stand for a
few minutes (5-7). At this time, squeeze the juice of half a lemon. Strain the
water from the ginger; add the lemon juice, honey. And that is all.
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