6 Ways to Detox After Eid
Post on July 14, 2018 | SOGO Malaysia
The back to back feasting session that comes with eid has come to an end. You might have been a little bit indulgent these past few days (or weeks, no judgement) to celebrate the festive season so it is understandable that your eating habits have gone off the track.
If your stomach is feeling a little on the heavy side after delicious helpings of ketupat, lemang and rendang, then it is definitely time to go on a detox! First off, you don’t need juice cleanses, torturous fasts and strange concoctions to help you with your detox. Focusing on the right ingredients and a balanced diet will do just the trick to help you keep track of your health.
Load up your plate with more greens the next time you’re out for lunch! A good rule of thumb is to fill up at least half of each plate with a variety of colourful vegetables. But of course, do avoid those veggies that are cooked in way too much oil or cooked in the “masak lemak” way.
If your tummy is grumbling for a snack, instead of reaching out for that leftover Raya cookies, opt for fresh fruits instead. Fruits high in liquid content help your body to wash out toxins.
3.Drink, Drink and Drink Some More
We can’t stress enough on the importance of hydrating your body. But if you’re never one to drink a lot of water on a daily basis, then you might just need to rethink on your drinking habits. Try placing a bottle of water next to your bed so that you can have a drink of water when you wake up in the morning.
If you’re planning to increase your daily intake of water, then this is certainly the fun way! Infuse your water with different types of fruits and vegetables to flush out toxins from your body, faster! Combine ingredients such as grapefruit, cucumber, and mint leaves and let it sit for 2 hours before consumption.
Long live carbs! Everyone has their go-to when it comes to carbs (often white rice or noodles), but this is a good time to experiment with different types of complex carbs such as quinoa, oats or even sweet potato. But of course, you don’t have to kiss goodbye to your banana leaf rice anytime soon! Just replace your carbs with a healthier option a few times a week for a balanced diet.
So don’t deprive yourself of delicious food or going on a strict juice cleanse only. Skipping meals is also a no-no too. Your ultimate goal should be having a balanced and healthy lifestyle that goes way more than just a week’s worth of detox.