So Deepavali is over, and one must indulge in those curry and briyani, and oh those delicious tender mutton! For those who do not celebrate Deepavali, it was a long weekend (for those who took Monday off) for us in Malaysia. Many used this opportunity to get a short vacation or some traveled back to their hometown. Well, our point here is, last weekend has been a food fiesta kind- of weekend for most of us (guilty!). But hey everyone deserves to indulge once in awhile. Remember that you can eat anything you want as long as you eat them in moderation (and as long as you know how to detox).
Holiday’s over people (at least for now. Wait till end of the year comes)! Now let’s get back on track. For many people, overeating leaves them feeling sluggish, sleepy and sometimes even tired. Here’s what you can do to detoxify your post-festive body:
Whatever you do, wherever you go, always have water with you. Drink plenty of it. Water is the most natural and best ingredient to detoxify your body. When you get bored with water (we totally understand), squeeze a little bit of lemon juice in it for taste. Or you can even swap it with green tea. But make sure you drink your green tea during the day, as some people experience insomnia after drinking green tea in the evening.
2. Drink fresh lemongrass & peppermint tea
So, you can either get the ready-made tea bags at the supermarket and combine both together, or you can make your own tea. It’s really simple. Just boil 2 stalks lemongrass & some mint leaves. And drink it warm! Both lemongrass & peppermint tea have properties to soothes the digestive system.
3. Go green
Consume a lot of green leafy vegetables. You can either have them in your food, or you make green smoothies (mix spinach, celery & baby romaine lettuce for a delicious green smoothie!
4. Consume natural enzymes
Fruits like pineapples and papayas contain natural enzymes that support the digestive system by breaking down and absorbing nutrients from the foods we eat.
5. Go for Colon Hydrotherapy session
Colon hydrotherapy is one of the best and safest ways to detox. It can help with the natural digestive process and improve the colon function. The 45 minutes session includes a small tube inserted gently into the rectum. A fluid is then released to flush down mucus, bacteria and toxins. But don’t worry, this process is done in the most gentle and comfortable way by a certified nurse.