Christmas cleansing diet (with sample menu and tips)

There is no doubt that Christmas is synonymous with joy and enjoyment, and also, of great bites and dinners, where the typical Christmas sweets, the wide variety of dishes placed around a table, and alcoholic beverages abound everywhere to later become the biggest enemies no longer only of our weight (that also), but of our own digestive health.

And there is nothing more "dangerous" for our digestion than a wide table full of varied succulent dishes, lunch or dinner accompanied by family and friends, and also pairing everything with a good alcoholic beverage. In fact, during Christmas celebrations, it is very common to consume a greater amount of calories, especially since most dishes that are made usually contain a greater amount of fat. In addition, they have a higher percentage of uric acid, especially in the case of seafood.

This can have serious consequences for our health, since not only can cause an increase in weight and an increase in body fat if we also tend to maintain these habits throughout the holidays. It can also pose a risk to the health of our liver, among other organs of the body, and may increase the chances of suffering from fat in the liver.

Whether you "spend" eating during the Christmas dinner or even the New Year's Eve dinner (in addition to the typical Christmas meals company or with friends), we show you below a diet that will help us to purify our body after the excesses. You will see that, with it, you will feel much less full the next day.

Sample diet to cleanse after the excesses of Christmas

Although we can follow a depurative diet in order to help our body to eliminate toxins and other substances after a big binge, or excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, during the day immediately after the moments in which we have committed excesses, the key is to try not to overload our stomach, so that the ideal is to avoid heavy meals, opting for much lighter dishes.

  • Breakfast: We can start the day by taking a good Green Tea (or even opt for White tea), and then combine it with a delicious orange juice or fruit itself. The infusions of dandelion or add-ons artichoke can help us to purify our liver, which is the main organ that suffers Christmas excess. Breakfast should be as relieved as possible so as not to overload even more our stomach.
  • Lunch: A very good recommendation is to opt for salads, so that we will eat what is necessary to not feel hungry but, after all, it will not be heavy for our stomachs. A piece of fruit and, finally, a green tea or an infusion.
  • Dinner: At this time of the day we can also choose either a salad itself or a fruit salad (papaya, lemon, or apple have depurative properties for example), and end the day by taking an infusion of passiflora or melissa that will help us rest well throughout the night.

It is also advisable to increase the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables during the days after the big feast. In this way, we will help our body to be cleansed better.

Useful tips that will help you avoid Christmas excesses

  • Remember to drink a lot of water, something that is added to the water content that we will take with salads, fruits and infusions.
  • The ideal is to choose simple dishes that are not heavy, since they consist basically of a bland diet so as not to overload our digestive system.
  • We can also follow the cleansing Christmas diet that we have given you throughout this article, and you can also choose the dandelion and artichoke.
  • If you have hangover, so usual on January 1 for having drunk too much on December 31, it is best to drink water and citrus juices, or even pineapple juices or tomatoes. Also take soups and fruit is a good choice.

How to make two cleansing infusions easily

If you want to opt for the preparation of different infusions with purifying and diuretic qualities, to include in your purification diet against Christmas excesses, below we will explain how you can elaborate them easily.

  • Dandelion infusion:The dandelion is a medicinal plant with cleansing qualities and is ideal for after copious meals, as it helps to make better digestion. In addition, it is useful to lower blood sugar levels, and helps reduce gas.To make your infusion you just have to put the equivalent of a cup of water in a saucepan and, when it starts to boil, add 1 teaspoon of the dried plant of dandelion. Let the water boil 5 minutes, and after this time turn off the heat, cover, and let rest another 3 minutes. Finally sneak and drink.
  • Artichoke infusion:The artichoke becomes an ideal option to take care of our liver after the Christmas excesses, thanks to the fact that it stimulates the secretion of bile and helps in the bad digestion of fats. To prepare your infusion you just have to follow the same steps that we have indicated in the development of the dandelion infusion.

Images of Istockphoto. This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist. ThemesChristmas diet

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