Have you over-indulged a little over the holidays and looking to get your body back on track? Luckily, we have some simple tips for you to start the new year strong!
1. Be kind to your kidneys. You’re not on a detox if you’re not drinking plenty of water. Flush away toxins; cleanse your system and brighten your mood. Drink a glass of water before you eat to make sure you’re actually hungry before digging in. You can also have a glass of cranberry juice each day. It’s a strong healing tonic and helps remove toxic build-ups in your bladder and kidneys.
2. Reduce your salt intake. Having too much salt can lead to high blood pressure, so make sure you’re keeping track of your daily intake and limiting yourself accordingly. Salt also weakens your body’s ability to flush out water, and you’ll often find yourself bloated after having foods with high salt content. Watch out for processed foods and opt for healthy alternatives whenever possible.
3. Keep your liver healthy. Your liver may have overworked itself during the festive season so let’s get it back on track. There are many foods and drinks that are good for the liver, but some of the best might already be in your daily routine. Coffee and tea are some of the best beverages to promote liver health and have many other health benefits too. So, go and enjoy a cup of coffee every morning but don’t go overboard.
4. Eat to promote healthy bowels. It is important to take care of your bowels after the holiday season, especially after indulging in all the heavy meat and potatoes. Make sure your meals are rich in fibre to help your bowels break down toxins. Some foods that are rich in fibre include oats, wholemeal, and wholegrain carbohydrates like brown rice and quinoa.
Making just some simple dietary changes can make such a big difference in your health. You don’t need to be restricting your calorie intake to reboot your body. Just a few small changes can go a long way. The holidays are over, and it’s time to get your mind and body back on track!
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