Let's face it: Diwali isn't Diwali if you don't end the day slumped on the sofa having changed into your pyjamas because you can't deal with your jeans digging into your belly anymore. Even the healthiest of us can't help but get into the Diwali fun, and while everything is good in moderation, sometimes a day of temptation means going overboard (no regrets!). But if you are feeling extremely uncomfortable and bloated, these detox tips will help you get back on track.
Consume Turmeric to Cleanse Your Liver
The ancient spice turmeric is a powerhouse of strong antioxidants that can help cleanse your system from all sorts of harmful compounds that you ingested during the binge days. Consuming turmeric first thing in the morning can boost your immune system and lower your chances of getting ill. Plus, turmeric stimulates the liver to produce bile which is key for digesting all the rich Diwali mithais.
Snack on Acai Berries To Get Back Your Glow
If you were the last one at a Diwali party, chances are that you forgot to clean your makeup a few times at the end of a night out. Eat the vitamin C-rich acai berries which will make your skin look and feel flawless inside out. They are rich sources of antioxidants called proanthocyanidins which have been found to protect your liver cells against bingeing and over-eating and drinking. Post Diwali Skincare: How To Detoxify Your Skin of Impurities After Diwali.
Drink Matcha Tea to Cleanse Your Liver
Matcha green tea contains high levels of catechin polyphenols that help stop damaging toxins from recirculating in your body. What's more, they help protect your liver cells and encourage the body to make glutathione, a liver antioxidant that makes it easier for your body to process all the greasy and oily foods.
Eat Chia Seeds for Smooth Running of the Digestive System
A great source of soluble fibre, chia seeds can keep your digestive system healthy and working properly. It can help in the smooth running of the bowel system so your body can start adjusting to days with no barfis, gujias and oily puris for breakfast. Here's How You Avoid Sugar Detox Effects.
Eat Root Vegetables to Beat Constipation
Eat a root vegetable like arbi, suran, swet potato or others, either for lunch or dinner. You an boil and have it with kala namak and black pepper or roast it, or make a sabzi, or give it a tadka with ghee. These are great for your stomach and can help you get rid of problems like constipation.
Drink Sugarcane Juice To Clear Out Toxins
Drink freshly pressed sugarcane juice or chew on freshly cut pieces of sugarcane. Sugarcane is an excellent detox ingredient. This is again, good for diabetics as well. Binged on Laddoos, Chaklis, Barfis and Karanjis? Do a Diwali Detox In 5 Steps.
And finally, end your meals with jaggery and ghee. Both have detoxifying properties and help eliminate toxins from the body.