Natural Ways to Combat Overindulgence this Season
As we get closer to Christmas the temptation to overindulge is so easy with office parties, gatherings with friends and family, plus tasty treats to tease us.
If you succumb to the dreaded hangover or discomfort from too much rich food try these natural remedies to help ease any discomfort.
Milk Thistle* is an herb used for centuries to cleanse and strengthen the liver, it can be taken as a capsule or tincture and can be found in most health food shops.
Green Tea is great for improving metabolism and detoxification. If you have had a large heavy meal you could also try an after dinner blend of herb tea to aid digestion that includes herbs such as Soothing meadowsweet , cleansing and digestion-easing peppermint, chamomile or fennel.
Exercise may be the last activity you feel like after a big night out, however it will boost energy, help de-stress and improves the immune system.
Citrus fruits and grapes are great to stave off dehydration due to excessive drinking or bloating caused by too much fatty, surgery food. As many of us now own smoothie makers or juice extractors there are many great recipes to sooth our digestion or ease a hangover. Try this recipe either before you go out or as a pick me up the next day.
1 cup blueberries, frozen
1/2 small banana
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt, plain
1/2 cup coconut water
Place all ingredients in a high-power blender and mix until smooth.
*Women who are breastfeeding or pregnant should avoid using milk thistle. Always tell your doctor of any supplement you are taking. Milk thistle may interact with certain medications*
This blog was provided by Emma Skilton Independent Consultant