Ever had the morning after eating too much and drinking too much alcohol? Imagine then over the Christmas period when you keep up with this routine for a number of days. A good thing to do is detox your body in order to feel better. Read on for some good tips about the subject.
Why Detox Anyway
If you carried on over indulging like you did over Christmas then the body poses stress on the liver and digestive system in particular. This overindulgence is responsible for premature ageing and will weaken your immune system, thereby making you open to all sorts of health problems. If you ate too much food and drank loads of alcohol over Christmas then the levels of toxicity built up and you probably feel lethargic and tired all the time. In time, if you carry on building up these toxins in the blood then health issues like bloating, acid reflux disease, plus bad breath and at worst allergies may occur. In addition, you will put on excessive weight and may generate breathing problems. The list of ailments goes on and on. So after the Christmas holidays we all need to detox the body and get back to a feeling of being healthy.
Detoxing your Body
Eating a normal healthy diet will detox your body naturally but if you overload the system then the body will need a bit of a help from us allowing you to feel great, more energetic and healthier. For the initial week of your detox eliminate from your diet any fried foods, all diary products, wheat based products including all breads, any gluten products and completely erase sugar. After this week’s diet you can eat these foods again but only now and again otherwise you will be back to square one.
What to Eat and What to Avoid
What you can eat during this week is food rich in fiber, fruit and vegetables which are naturally rich in antioxidants. Try and reduce or the best do not eat at all any processed food like packets of ham, beef, and pork as they are rich in fats and sugar. Eat loads of whole grain food. Do not consume alcohol at all for the week after then limit the amount on one drink. If the urge is too great after the first week then go for red wine as it is rich in antioxidants. Avoid beer at all costs and soft drinks of any type as these can be really bad for you. Drink plenty of purified water rather than tap or bottled water. You need at least 8 to 10 large glasses a day. Exercise is paramount therefore try walking 30 minutes a day for example. Although it varies from person to person try to get a good 8 hours sleep a night. The final cruncher is to stop smoking.