Detoxing Your Body After The Chinese Lunar New Year Holiday

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Did you overeat during the Chinese Lunar New Year Holidays? The New Year celebrations always centre around food and copious amounts of it too! Starting with the high-calorie, high-fat and high-sugar snacks you stocked up on even before the festivities began. Then there was the feasting that was reunion dinner and the many rounds of louhei with colleagues, friends, family, clients, neighbours... 
It’s not surprising, then, that the weighing scale is now registering a higher number and your waistband is feeling tighter.

 

Well, you should know you’re not alone! Maybe you’ve committed to a new resolution: to work out more. And, of course, to motivate yourself you've gotten yourself some new set of urbnzd activewear to look cute in the gym. To mitigate all that juicy bah kwa and buttery pineapple tartswe have some of the best tips on detoxing your body to kick start your work out. Let’s see what you can do to overcome the side effects of overeating!

 

1. Drink Warm Water With Lemon Slices

When life throws you a lemon, you squeeze it! The benefits of lemon is just endless, the first thing you can do to detox your body is to start the day with a glass of warm water and lemon slices. This mix helps your body flush out toxins, being the top home remedy for a full body detox. 

 

2. Drink Green Tea Instead Of Coffee

Green tea is a healthier alternative to coffee. But the best part about it is that it cleanses your digestive system, boosts your metabolic rate, and enables weight loss. Green tea may help to detox your body, but probably not in the way you might think. Your body detoxes and eliminates harmful substances quite efficiently, which is a vital task considering the amount of toxins in the environment.

Green tea doesn't actively detox toxins all on its own, but it's packed with natural polyphenols that support the body's normal detox system. Polyphenols work in two ways: they have a direct impact on your liver, the body's major detox organ, and they're antioxidants that fight free radicals. The molecules known as free radicals are so unstable they must be neutralized before they damage healthy cells. You know what they say... a warm cup of green tea a day, keeps the doctor away. 

 

3. Drink Detox Drinks

 

Several Ayurveda herbs, antioxidant-rich fruits, and vegetables can be mixed with water and tea. These can become the best detox drinks with readily available ingredients in your kitchen. Raspberries, Apple Cider Vinegar, and lemon can help you lose weight and detox your body. Besides, drinking detox drinks from natural ingredients can boost digestion. 

Here's some detox teas recipes you can make using regular herbs and spices at home.

There are many detox teas products in the market or 'slimming teas'. Please do your research and consult with your doctor first before embarking on any sort of detox tea program cleanse.

 

4. Don’t Overlook The Importance Of Sleep.

 

Detox for the mind is also vital for your well-being, it contributes to full-body detox. A good night’s sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet and sleep deprivation can take a toll on your health. If you want to get a good detox in, getting a good night’s sleep is one of the most important thing you should do. 

 

5. Take Probiotics

Your gut’s health is important for numerous body functions. Adding probiotics in your diet can alleviate digestive problems and detox your digestive tract. Here are some tasty foods that are also good for your insides:

  • Yoghurt
  • Kefir
  • Miso
  • Kimchi
  • Sourdough
  • Almonds
  • Olive Oil
  • Kombucha
  • Peas
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Banana

 

6. Drink Fenugreek Tea

To end the day, you should have a nice warm cup of Fenugreek tea. Not only does this tea blend boosts your metabolic rate, aids in digestion and removing toxins but it can also helps to promote good sleeping habits

Here's how to make a fenugreek tea.

 

7. Start An Exercise Routine

 

No matter if you’re considering yoga or running in a nearby park, a healthy body and the perfect sportswear will help you make the best out of your workout. An exercise routine is an ultimate approach to detoxing your body. Moving your body for at least 30 minutes per day will have you kick start an important body process and have you break a sweat, which is another way of our bodies removing toxins.

We've tried a 3-day full body detox workout program, and it really works wonders to kickstart the body from the holidays.

 

The Bottom Line

We all tend to use the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday to sit around and eat our favourite foods. But since a new year has started, it is good to set up some new resolutions, get moving and smash some goals. Get ready to detox your body with the tips we shared above!

 

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