Did you overdo it at the table at Christmas? It is the right time for a detox day while waiting for the New Year's Eve dinner. Experts advise to restore order in our diet by stopping the intake of the foods we have abused and recovering those we have put aside.
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A Christmas did you overdo it at the table? It is the right time for a day Detox waiting for the dinner of New Year. Experts advise to restore order in our diet by stopping the intake of the foods we have abused and recovering those we have put aside.
If at Christmas fresh fruit and vegetables remained in a corner, the time has come to dust them off to lighten your diet. In particular, a detox day is useful for rebalancing the pancreas, which in recent days, if you have been greedy, has produced a lot of insulin and triggered the vicious circle of food addiction.
He emphasizes it Sara Farnetti, internal medicine specialist and expert in metabolic diseases and functional nutrition.
“After Christmas we have to rebalance our hormones. Bring the metabolism back to zero, recovering the native one and then restarting. This does not mean fasting "- Farnetti specified - “but detoxify by choosing the right foods, that is, those we have neglected. The organism is fast and only one day is enough, to then reintroduce everything slowly, with common sense and in the right quantities ".
So the advice is to dedicate a day to a light and healthy diet, In order to help the body to purify itself and start again. How can we help our body feel better?
"Trying to suspend the sugars of bread, pasta and rice for a couple of meals, the bad proteins and fats that we have eaten in quantity" - explained the expert - "and instead replenishing the foods that were missing: especially raw vegetables, because they will also help us to give a sense of satiety useful to keep hunger at bay that continues to be felt despite the doses of food introduced. We ate a lot, and yet we can't stop ”.
Raw vegetables, therefore, could be the healthy food to orient yourself towards for a detox day, perhaps to be repeated after the New Year's Eve dinner, to start 2022 in the best possible way. The specialist does not recommend suspending the introduction of food but to recover the balance lost with a day's “fasting green”, a day of "Green fast" in which to stay light and eat only healthy foods such as raw vegetables.
In his opinion, in fact, in recent days the mechanisms that regulate hunger have gone haywire. Green fasting helps heal the "mad" pancreas that has overproduced insulin and to recover the lost balance, taking into account that the effectiveness of a fasting green day has been scientifically proven. And, after all, perhaps it is our body that asks us to slow down and purify ourselves after a long weekend of much richer lunches and dinners than usual.
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