Post Diwali Detox Tips: Do’s And Don’ts

Diwali is a festival of light and happiness, and this day is celebrated with sweets and tasty pakwans. Perhaps in the older times, people never had to worry about post-festival detox or post-festive weight loss like today. This is because never in the past centuries, people at large have restricted their daily physical activities like many do today while doing a desk job, using personal vehicles, enjoying fast food, and suffering from too much stress.

Today people often complain about bloated stomach, acidity or constipation after the festivities, because weak digestive systems and poor body metabolism cannot manage the excess intake of sweets and deep-fried food.

In such situations, people can adopt a detox diet to flush out the toxins from the body while giving good rest to their liver and kidneys. Here are some of the key do’s and don’ts for detoxification after festive seasons.

Post Diwali detox tips 

1. Avoid artificial sugar consumption 

Post-Diwali, avoid taking artificial sugar-laden food for 1 to 2 weeks. Say no to consuming sweets, bakeries, and colas after Diwali so that your system gets time to recover and no more burdened with sweets.

2. Hot lemon water in the morning 

Post Diwali, begin your day by drinking a glass of warm water with half a spoon of lemon juice but do not add sugar to it. The lemon water will help your body to detox fast.

3. Keep hydrated 

Drink at least 8 to 9 glasses of waters every day to keep your body maximum hydrated and so there is adequate fluid in the body to flush out the toxins through urine and sweat.

4. Avoid meat 

Post Diwali, keep your meals light to put the least pressure on your digestion, hence go for plant protein and avoid red meat that is difficult to digest.

5. Add more fibre 

Fibre is a natural detoxifying agent hence, add a lot of fibre to your diet, post Diwali. You can do by adding cucumber, carrots, salads, sprouts, and by adding more leafy green vegetables.

6. Have Green Tea 

Rich in antioxidants, green tea helps in fighting diseases and also helps the liver with digestion. It also deeply hydrates the body countering the effects of rich foods which tend to deplete the water content in the body. Green tea also helps in increasing the metabolic rate of the body, consequently burning body fat.

7. Vegetable Soup 

There is no better way of flushing away body fat, than enjoying a large bowl of vegetable soup. It is light, it is nutritious and also keeps you feeling full for longer. You can choose to make your soup with multiple vegetables; you can make it thin or thick depending on your taste. Vegetable soup provides the liver with a swell of antioxidants as well as potassium which creates an alkaline atmosphere required to eliminate toxins from the body.  

8.Soaked Nuts and Dry Fruits 

Soaked nuts have the power to rejuvenate our system, as they break down gluten from consumed carbohydrates and make the process of digestion easier. Consumption of soaked nuts and dried fruits makes proteins readily available for absorption. They also help neutralize the toxins in the colon, to help keep it clean. These nuts can be beneficial for vegetarians, as they are packed with Vitamin B. Just a handful of soaked nuts and dried fruits should be more than sufficient.

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