Detox diet after the holidays: what to eat and the best natural remedies

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A detox diet is recommended after Christmas binges to purify the body and get back into shape.

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A detox diet is recommended after Christmas binges to purify the body and get back into shape. But what to eat? What are the best natural remedies that can help?

During the Christmas festivities did you overdo it with food and drinks? A typical situation that we often try to stem with a period of Detox useful to restore the organism tried by the "binges".

But what to eat, what to avoid and how to help yourself with natural remedies?

First of all, it is good to point out that it is not necessary, indeed it is not recommended, to fast to stem weight gain or compensate for previous excesses. Fasting after the holidays is useless and harmful as it worsens the hormonal structure, especially insulin, and makes us hungrier than the wiser choice of having regular and balanced meals.

Instead, it is better to prefer a healthy diet based on vegetables and fresh fruit rich in vitamins and minerals that help purify the body.


Detox diet against binges, what to eat

You can act specifically with some foods or natural remedies that help the liver work, the key organ for detoxification of our body. Among the foods that we should include most often are:

  • artichokes
  • garlic
  • grapefruit
  • rocket salad
  • spinach
  • avocado
  • apples
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • beets
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • lemons
  • Whole grains
  • nights
  • turmeric

All these ingredients must be rigorously chosen from organic farming or in any case not be treated. Going on a detox diet using pesticides would be an unforgivable nonsense.

Among the drinks, however, green tea is to be preferred as well as obviously the right amount of water daily.

There are many recipes that will help you purify your body with taste and lighten the after-party menu. Here you will find 10 that you can inspire to start your detox period right away.

Also excellent are the detox juices based on carrots, celery, kiwi, oranges, apple, pear, ginger and many other types of fruit or vegetables. Finally, you can choose the extracts always to be made with fresh and seasonal fruit and vegetables.

Detox diet against binge eating, typical menu

Meals on your post binge detox diet should be broken down like this:

  • Breakfast: to do with an extract or centrifuged
  • Lunch: prepare vegetables accompanied by legumes, meat or fish (if you eat them)
  • Price: for example, you can consume a cream soup or soup with croutons based on wholemeal bread.
  • Snacks: always remember to have "break hunger" snacks in the mid-morning or mid-afternoon based on fresh or dried fruit or raw vegetables

As soon as you wake up you can then opt for a nice cup of water and lemon while in the evening end the day and relax with a purifying herbal tea (we indicate some of them below).

Detox diet against binges, what to avoid

When you want to purify the body and help the liver in its detoxifying work, it is good to avoid fried or overly fatty foods (including condiments such as butter) and alcohol.

Therefore, avoid bringing to the table, at least during the detox period:

  • sugar and other sweeteners
  • coffee
  • alcohol
  • too much salt
  • milk and derivatives
  • saturated and hydrogenated fats
  • junk food and packaged foods in general

Detox diet against binges, however long to follow it

The most suitable time period for following a detox diet can be determined by yourself but it would be better to ask for help from an expert to understand the real needs. Often it is followed for a week or for 4/5 days not only after holidays but every time there is more need even cyclically every 2 or 3 months.

But remember that all the benefits of this diet vanish if you resume your unregulated eating habits soon after.

In any case, always ask your doctor for advice on whether or not it is appropriate to follow it based on your health conditions and whether or not you take medications.

Detox against binge eating, natural remedies

To get back on your feet after the holidays, as well as a healthy diet, it is good to do some exercise. Even a simple walk for at least 30 minutes a day is enough but you can also help yourself with specific detox herbal teas useful to promote the purification of the body.

For example, you can choose to hire:

  • ginger and lemon herbal tea
  • turmeric tea
  • karkadè
  • fennel tea (excellent for fighting meteorism and deflate the belly)
  • decoction of burdock

There are also specific natural remedies that serve to support the work of the liver (they can be taken in the form of liquid extract under the advice and following the doses indicated by a herbalist) including:

  • dandelion
  • milk thistle
  • artichoke
  • aloe vera juice

Detox diet after binges, the benefits

If you choose to follow a post-binge detox period you may find a series of benefits, especially if associated with the healthy diet of moderate physical activity and the use of some natural purifying remedies. The potential benefits are many:
  • improve the problem of constipation
  • lose weight
  • deflate the belly
  • improve digestion
  • strengthen the immune system
  • increase the degree of energy
  • counteract water retention
  • improve the appearance of skin and hair
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