We spoke with a renowned nutritionist to give us the keys to get our body ready after the Christmas excesses
Although at Christmas we do to control (a little) what we eat, in the end it ends up taking its toll. We are not talking about weight or figure, this time, but about feeling heavy, listless, with a bad body.
This is because we have eaten foods that our body is not used to, and we have mixed too much: sweets with fish, meat, alcohol ... At the end we make a 'potpourri' in the gut that we find difficult to digest.
Therefore, it is important to pay tribute on these dates but also to minimize side effects in the days after.
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Why it is important to detoxify the body after Christmas
Faced with these dilemmas, it is better to pay attention to what the experts say. That is why we have contacted Ana García Pocero, nutritionist from the Spanish Society of Health and Integrative Medicine (SESMI) to tell us what is the best way to detoxify the body the days after copious Christmas lunches and dinners.
The expert explains that it is very important to carry out the following techniques, and that it is not something invented: " It was already done by the doctors of Ancient Egypt, who related the intake of food to the dirtying of the blood, or the followers of Greek Hippocrates, who found that the humoral disorder caused by a poor diet and disorderly life led to disease ".
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The organs that will help us cleanse the body are the liver, kidneys, skin, lymphatic system, intestine and lungs. And the best guidelines to achieve this are, according to García:
We must include seaweed in our dishes, rich in fiber, iodine and antioxidant substances.
2) Vegetables, fruits and whole grain foods
The following days, we have to use cleansing vegetables such as tender sprouts, sprouts, fresh artichokes, fresh thistle, borage, green asparagus and broccoli, organic fruits and whole foods such as ground flax seeds, which have omega 3 with anti-inflammatory effect.
3) No sausages or red meat
We must avoid consuming foods that provide excess fat and salt, such as sausages and red meat, as they make purification difficult.
4) Say no to alcohol
You are already fine to drink, so now water. “Alcohol attacks an organ as important as the liver, responsible for purification."
The expert recommends doing at least 30 minutes of aerobic cardiovascular exercise, such as running.
If you can, go to a sauna at least once a week after Christmas.
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