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5 natural ways to detox after a heavy meal

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We all are guilty of overindulging during the festive season. But it is also true that most of us regret caving into our temptation and take extreme measures after the big feast to cleanse our internal system.

From fasting to juice cleansing, we take all kinds of measures to flush out the toxins from the system and get back on track.

Sometimes while attempting to bounce back to our daily routine, we overdo a lot of things, risking our health and well-being.

Feasting and detox

First of all, you need to know that our body is designed to detox on its own. The liver and kidneys work round the clock to remove waste and unhealthy toxins from the body. By taking extreme measures you only harm your body and slow down the internal process. If you are determined to detox then try some natural ways, which support the internal process, rather than slowing it down. Here are five natural ways to detox after a big meal.

1. Avoid negative self-talk

First thing first. Avoid negative self-talk. It is alright to indulge in your favourite sinful dishes at times. When focusing on healthy and clean eating, having your favourite meal once in a while is not much of deal. It is problematic when you do it frequently. What is important is to bounce back on your daily routine after feasting. Negative talk will not help you achieve this. Rather it will lead to stress and other health concerns. Try to stay positive all the time.

2. ​​Try light exercises

To burn the extra calories consumed during the festive season, you do not have to punish yourself by performing intense workout three times a day. Take things slow and give your body some time to recover. Too much exercising will lead to stress. If you are determined to work out then try yoga or walking.

3. Drink lots of water

One of the best things to do is to drink lots of fluid. Water helps to remove the unwanted waste products from the system through urine and sweat. It also boosts your metabolism and re-energise you. Add infused water, coconut water and fruits rich in water content in your diet. Even drinking cumin and carrom seeds water 2-3 times a day can be helpful.

4. ​Eat more fiber

It might seem correct to fast after the feast to balance the calorie intake, but sometimes this may backfire. Instead, eat healthy and fiber-rich foods. This macronutrient actually supports our kidney and liver to remove the waste out of the body in a better way. It promotes the growth of good gut bacteria and helps improve the gut barrier function.

5. Eat raw and fermented food

Having fermented food while detoxing is a good idea. Fermented foods ease the process of digestion and can support the process of detoxification. These foods help in the formation of good bacteria, which improves gut health and eventually improves your overall health.