- Drinking plenty of water can help in detoxification
- Resuming exercise is a great way for post-Diwali detox
- Eat a balanced diet after the festivals
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 system 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 kidney. 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 glass 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 digestions, 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.
(Ms. Avni Kaul is a Nutritionist Wellness Coach & Certified Diabetes Educator and Founder of NutriActivania)
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