What You Should Know to Survive Christmas -
and avoid bloating & constipation....
Only 6 sleeps to go!!!!
Is your family counting down?
And it was my big boy's 7th birthday on Monday! Where has the time gone?
Eat, Drink and Be Merry with No Regrets!
Not drinking would be the kindest , most sensible thing to do but since that is not likely to happen...
....Here's what you need to know.
Alcohol converts to acetaldehyde which is a POISONOUS by-product.
This is what causes hangovers.
It takes up to 24 hours for it to be removed from your body. Long after the effects of alcohol have worn off...
...you're still suffering because this POISON is wreaking havoc on your body and liver, in particular.
Here is your rescue kit!
Take this "cocktail" of supplements
Rich food, lots of alcohol and a different routine can really make your gut unhappy.
1) Take care of bloating
A protein packed smoothie is ideal -
as it is not heavy but the protein and healthy fats that you add will provide you with a stable source of energy to see you through the morning.
Alternatively, have scrambled eggs with mushrooms, peppers and cheese or one of my favourites, mince on toast.
Cucumber and thyme works well too!
Be creative and enjoy this refreshing way to drink water.
Use a set of measuring cups to guide you when it comes to servings.
Avoid or limit how often you eat bread, rolls, pasta, muffins, biscuits, cakes.
Other foods that could cause bloating are eggs and dairy.
2) Deal with constipation.
Constipation is caused by not enough fibre, fluid or exercise.
Going to the loo regularly is important because if there is slow passage of your stool then toxins can be reabsorbed into your body.
Which is the last thing that you want when your liver is working so hard to process and detoxify you in the first place!!!
An apple provides about 4g. That works out to be a lot of apples!
The goal for fruit and vegetables per day is 5 - 9 servings. A serving varies from 1 cup for chopped fruit to 2 cups for leafy greens.
I'm not saying that you need to go to gym but a walk outside in the fresh air and sunshine will do wonders all round - including stress reduction!
Keep a bottle handy for when you're driving and running errands.
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