Diwali is over and so we are all set to indulge in another big festival of Bhai Dooj. If you have ushered in the festival of lights in traditional good cheer, then sweets and fried foods must have been a major part of your diets for weeks.
As friends and family gather together to celebrate the festival in full spirit, sweets and foods are lavishly exchanged which means that a good intake of calorie temptation is always close at hand. This season can offer the maximum amount of drawbacks for those who are trying to cut down on the bulge and controlling blood sugar levels.
Since it is nearly impossible for one to deprive oneself of the cheer and merriment that comes in the form of food and sweets during this festivity, a detox post Diwali can be of great help! Take these easy steps to regain and accept fitness as part of your lifestyle once more.
Honey-Ginger Concoction: Ginger has a variety of healing and cleansing properties. Take about a centimeter of ginger root and crush it. Add this to two glasses of water and boil. After it gets reduced to half, add a teaspoon of honey to lukewarm water.
Another way to detox is by drinking a glass of warm water with half a lemon squeezed in it. Make sure you do not add sugar or salt in it. Lemon juice is a great detoxifier.
Cut Back on Sugar: It’s quite likely that your system is suffering from an overload of sugar from all the sweets and sugar-loaded foods. Try restricting your sugar intake for the next three days. Ensure that you don’t add sugar to your tea or coffee and try to curb your sugar cravings by eating natural sources of sugar. Fruits are rich in anti-oxidants can be incorporated in the diet. Pears, apples and oranges make for the best sweeteners for baked goods.
Green Tea: Drinking Green tea is a great way of detoxification. It is rich in catechins, which are antioxidants that help the body in flushing out toxic materials and enhances liver functions. Two cups a day, one in the morning and one in the evening will do the trick for you.
Sweat it Out: Slightly difficult post a week of revelry and indulgence, a brisk walk, jog or yoga can be of great help to your body. Half an hour of a good run can increase blood flow in the body and get your heart racing. You can also try deep breathing exercises to clean the lungs and rejuvenate the body.
Mind Your Diet: Load up on fibre, water, fruits and probiotics that help you flush out toxin from within the system. Apples, berries, pomegranates, walnuts, almonds, dark chocolates, oats, carrots and spinach should be eaten to help fight cell damage.
Add Natural Flavours: Use garlic, ginger, citrus zest, cloves, cinnamon, chillies and black pepper in your food. Not only do these foods flavour to your food, they also help in immunity building and are loaded with antioxidant properties that are beneficial for the body.
Detoxification is a must after Diwali. Perform these rituals and feel fresh and rejuvenated once again!