Detox after indulgent Easter eating

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April 26, 2011 – Back to work today for most Nairobians and time for the expected salutations and hugs in the office.  

“So how was Easter?” 

“It was good.  I met up with family and ate a lot!”

Does that sound familiar?

After an indulgent weekend-long Easter celebration: the excessive eating, binge drinking, sleep deprivation and over-sleeping; it’s time to make sure your body isn’t still having its own holiday party inside!

easter_detox_ginger_638419440.jpgFLUSH

From all the deliciousness of an Easter eat-fest, chances are we’ve consumed more fat, salt and toxins.

The sudden increase in salty foods can cause fluid retention and puffiness.  So if you’re wondering why you feel bloated today, chances are there’s just more salt in your system than usual.

Nutritionists and health fanatics believe that for your body’s regenerative system to work properly, toxins and the sorts must be flushed out. 

Flushing your system will purify your body and also restore essential vitamins and minerals.

Nutritionists recommend drinking 8 glasses of water a day as a minimum.  Other detox or flushing regimens include drinking fruit juices in the morning and vegetable juices in the afternoon along with your normal diet.

 

MUST TRYS

Beetroot Juice

Raw beetroot juice is not only tasty but also a beautiful rich ruby red colour.  I prefer to dilute it with carrot juice to make the beetroot even sweeter and delicious.

Beetroot juice is known to help your digestive system through aiding the digestion of fat and absorbing important minerals, such as iron. Other benefits include purifying your blood, lowering blood pressure, improving circulation, improving the health of your kidneys and regulating menstrual problems.

easter_detox_beetroot_717607548.jpgGinger Healing Detox Tea with Tumeric Recipe

Tea is known for its high levels of anti-oxidants.   However, the curry spice tumeric is also full of free-radical-fighting antioxidants, which can aid in the defence of both cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Here’s a delicious recipe that will flush out the toxins in your system and provide you with healing nutrients.

Ingredients

2 cups of water

½ teaspoon powdered ginger

½ teaspoon powdered tumeric

1 tablespoon maple syrup

Juice of ½ a lemon

 

1. Bring water to a boil and then add powered herbs.  Simmer for 10 minutes.

 

2. Strain tea into a mug, add maple syrup and lemon, stir and drink while it’s warm.

 

Source: www.rawfoods-livingfoods.com 

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SUSAN WONG

Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

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