Foods To Help Your Body Detox

The holidays are here, which means indulgence for many. Parties, socializing, celebrations…they all add up. There are some every day foods you can start incorporating into your diet to help your body get some detox during this busy time. Of course, being sure to drink enough water and get enough sleep is also crucial to feeling your best! I know it’s tempting but staying up all night playing around on your phone is not doing your body any favors! Try adding these foods into your diet as much as possible this holiday season.

Asparagus: Great for the liver, spleen and pancreas. Our livers take a beating with all the holiday celebrations, so asparagus is a great way to help off-set that a bit. Asparagus also has natural pain relieving properties, helping to reduce inflammation in the body.

Berries: Berries are high in anti-oxidants and vitamin C. They are a great way to help your body process toxins and heal itself. Berries are a great way to get the health benefits of fruit with lower sugar content.

Cucumbers: Cucumbers support the adrenal glands, which often take on a lot of stress during the bust holiday season. They also help to strengthen the kidneys while flushing toxins out of the body. My kids especially love baby cucumbers, they make a great snack and are an easy way to add veggies to a lunch!

Garlic: Garlic has natural anti-viral and antibacterial properties that help defend the body and boost immunity and healing. Garlic is also know for killing off strep bacteria, which can run rampant in the colder winter months. Garlic helps to flush toxic viral and bacterial overload out of the lymphatic system.

Lemons & Limes: Lemons & limes help to improve digestion and cleanse the liver. They also help to balance sodium levels and electrolytes. Adding lemon or lime juice to warm water first thing in the morning can help to get your digestion properly moving. This is a great way to combat constipation.

Exercise and sweat is also a great way to help your body naturally release toxins. So be sure to get up and move!

DISCLAIMER:  The information contained on this site is not provided by medical professionals and is provided for informational purposes only.  The information on this site is not meant to substitute consulting with your podiatrist, doctor or other health care professional. The information available on or through this site is in no way intended to diagnose, influence treatment or cure any foot or other health problems nor is it a substitute for the services or advice of a podiatrist, physician, or health professional.  You should always consult a physician licensed in your state in all matters relating to your health.

 

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

The holidays are here! As an IIN certified health coach and a busy Mom of an  and 3 year old, having energy and feeling good in my body this holiday season is so important. I know if I go overboard I will feel bloated, exhausted and overwhelmed during the holidays. It’s SO important to remember that the holidays are just a few DAYS, not MONTHS!

*General Tips:
– Keep portions reasonable
– Avoid foods high in fat, sugar and salt
– Save leftovers/seconds for another day
– Holidays are a few days/events, not months – don’t get carried away
– Continue regular  exercise routine
– Don’t save up all your calories for one meal. Start every day with a health breakfast & have a healthy snack before the event so you don’t show up overly hungry
– Limit alcohol (stick with wine or vodka if you indulge).
– Slow down and enjoy each bite – give your stomach time to tell your brain it’s full. When you shovel your food in too fast, your stomach doesn’t have time to realize that it’s full, which leads to massive overeating.

The holidays are about having fun and enjoying good company. You do NOT need to over drink or overeat to enjoy yourself. You don’t have to avoid social settings. You can partake in a reasonable way and still be part of the festivities. With a little bit of self control you can have fun AND feel good this holiday season.

DISCLAIMER:  The information contained on this site is not provided by medical professionals and is provided for informational purposes only.  The information on this site is not meant to substitute consulting with your podiatrist, doctor or other health care professional. The information available on or through this site is in no way intended to diagnose, influence treatment or cure any foot or other health problems nor is it a substitute for the services or advice of a podiatrist, physician, or health professional.  You should always consult a physician licensed in your state in all matters relating to your health.