Now that the holidays are over, it is time to get rid of all the excesses and toxins from our bodies, and renew our body and spirits. I found a very good article in the paper and would like to share a tip or two. Not only have we probably put on a pound of two but we also have accumulated toxins that leave us bloated, lethargic, cranky, with our cells aging, clamouring for a good detox. The cleansing will chase away the blues, remember I wrote about them!, and lethargy, clarify the mind, restore the skin's glow, ease insomnia and rev up energy.
A week of clean foods should get you back on the road to good health. Start with a cup of ginseng tea each morning. Take a brisk walk to jumpstart your circulation. Eat four to five small meals a day to help your metabolism.
The purifying foods are:
fruits - apples, apricots, coconut, grapefruit, bananas, oranges, nuts, plums, watermelon
vegetables - broccoli, celery, cabbage, corn, lentils, cucumber, lettuce, potatoes, spinach, sweet potatoes, zucchini, pumpkin
protein - fish, tofu, lean pork
grains - brown rice, wild rice, sunflower seeds, soybeans or edamame.
This advice comes from Fernanda Beccaglia, a Palm Beach staff writer, so I give her the credit.
Hope this helps, and let me know what you do to purify your body after your guests have disappeared and the last of the turkey has been consumed. I want to hear from you!