Post-holiday detox: 5 simple steps to a happy new you
We hope your holidays were merry and bright and filled with nothing but yummy stuff! Now is the time to reverse the damage. But stay away from strict diets: they can make you feel low and grumpy. Follow these 5 simple steps and start the new year with a happy and healthy new you!
1. Make water your new BFF
Water helps flush out toxins and helps your body eliminate waste, so drink at least 10 glasses throughout the day.
2. Eat a balanced meal every 3 hours
Balanced meals that contain carbohydrates, protein and healthy fat will keep your energy levels up and prevent the drops in blood sugar that lead to sugar cravings.
3. Pimp your meals with mushrooms
Shiitake, maitake and oyster mushrooms significantly boost your immunity system.
4. Go for alkaline and magnesium
Alkaline-forming foods like parsley, pears and lemons balance the pH levels of the body, reduce inflammation and balance blood sugar levels. Magnesium-rich foods like pumpkin seeds and almonds help your body to cope with the stress of the holiday season.
5. Breath like you mean it
Deep breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system and helps you calm down, releasing an overload of adrenal stress hormones as well as toxins.
GreenPan wishes you a happy New Year
and a happy new You!