How to give your body the ultimate cleanse after the holidays
If you’re anything like us, you can probably hardly move after a major holiday indulgence.
Don’t worry – because we have some excellent tips on how to give your body the ultimate detox, and kick off the new year right!
Start your morning with lemon juice in warm water
Lemon water has a ton of health benefits – from detoxing your liver, to giving your skin a vitamin C boost. Squeeze half a lemon into a glass of warm water and drink it first thing in the morning. Your body will thank you.
Eat plenty of plant-based foods
Plant-based foods are full of nutritious vitamins and minerals – just what our bodies need to bounce back after a holiday binge! Check out these recipes for easy-to-make (and delicious!) plant-based dishes:
- A full week of the best vegan breakfasts on-the-go
- Prep these 5 easy vegan lunches for the best week ever
For more inspiration, check out the Wholesome Culture cookbook, which contains over 80 nourishing plant-based recipes for cooks of any level!
Taste the rainbow
Eating colorful foods is a natural way to get a range of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants from your diet. Make sure you fill your plate with plenty of colorful fruits and veggies to rebalance and nourish your body.
Try intermittent fasting
One of the best ways to detox your body is to give your stomach a break. Studies have shown that intermittent fasting – an eating pattern which involves alternating cycles of fasting and eating – can help boost metabolism, improve heart health, and reduce the risk of various diseases.
Not sure where to start? Check out this ultimate guide to intermittent fasting for beginners.
This probably won’t come as a surprise – but moving your body is an excellent way to boost your energy, as well as improve your mood (which is often a bit blah after days of binge-eating).
So, do your body a favor and sign up for a yoga class, or grab a friend and go for a jog around your neighborhood!
And now – want to learn about how plant-based eating is good for your health? Check out these posts:
- 7 vegan health facts that will blow your mind
- 7 important nutrients you can only you can only get from plants