Are you feeling bloated, tired and a bit unhealthy after your thanksgiving food frenzy this weekend? Don’t worry you haven’t ruined your diet just by having one weekend of excess, but now its time to get back to your routine of healthy eating. So, instead of feeling bad about all the extra calories simply try incorporating these super cleansing, anti-bloating foods below.
1. Green leafy vegetables Eat them raw, throw them into a broth, sauté in a pan, or add them to juices. They are packed with vitamins and minerals your body needs to function, they will help crowd out your cravings and their chlorophyll helps swab out environmental toxins (heavy metals, pesticides) and protects the liver. I suggest having a green smoothie or green juice everyday to help you get back on track.
2. Lemons – You need to keep the fluids flowing to wash out the body and fresh lemon is ideal. Its vitamin C, considered the detox vitamin, helps convert toxins into a water-soluble form that’s easily flushed away. Drink hot water with lemon first thing in the morning will help boost metabolism and burn stored body fat.
3. Watercress – Put a handful into salads, soups, and sandwiches. The peppery little green leaves that are super high in minerals have a diuretic effect that helps move things through your system.
4. Garlic Add it to everything — salads, sauces, spreads. In addition to the bulb’s cardio benefits, it activates liver enzymes that help filter out junk.
5. Green tea This antioxidant-rich brew is one of the healthiest ways to get more fluids into your system. Bonus: It contains catechins, which speed up liver activity.
By adding these cleansing foods into your routine after feasting you will be right back on track to achieving all your health and weight loss goals.
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