01/6Post-festival detox tips
The month of November hosted a long list of festivals, from Karwa Chauth and Dhanteras to Diwali and Bhai Dooj, the month was jam packed with festivities. Festivals not only call for a celebration but also offer a reason to feast on several delectable dishes and sweets. You too must have savoured your fair share of delicacies this festive season. While it is fine to enjoy your favourite food during festivals, it is equally important to balance it out as well. The excess of deep-fried food and sugar loaded sweets can have a
02/6Warm lemon drink
Inculcate the habit of drinking a glass of warm lemon water early in the morning. You must have this drink early in the morning to flush out toxins in your body. A teaspoon of honey can also be added to the drink. Both lemon and honey have medicinal properties, and when consumed with hot water, they can give weight loss benefits for the body as well.
03/6Cut on sugar
Sweets hold an important place during Indian festivals and are widely liked by people. You might have binged-eaten kaju katli, ladoos, kheer and what not, but it is now time to pay attention to your sugar intake. Try and cut your sugar intake for the next 2-3 weeks, which will help in balancing out the excess sugar you consumed during festivals.
It is time to give your digestive system a break, which is why meat must be avoided. Meat is difficult to digest and puts pressure on your digestive system. Opt for food items which are easily digested like pulses, rice, curd, fruits and vegetables.
05/6Include more fibre
Fibre is known to be a natural detoxifying agent and is the perfect nutrient for your post-Diwali detox. Increase your fibre intake by consuming cucumber, carrots, salads, sprouts and other green leafy vegetables. You can also add soaked walnuts and almonds in your diet, but in moderation.
The importance of staying hydrated to flush out toxins cannot be stressed more. Intake of water throughout the day, at regular intervals is essential to keep our metabolism active. If you feel lazy, the best way to remind yourself to drink water is by keeping a water bottle at your bedside. Just sip water throughout the day and try to drink at least 8 glasses per day.