The time has come to talk about the foods that can help us get back in shape after these holidays! At home or away from home this period brings with it great dinners, aperitifs, snacks, many desserts that we normally don't eat either for complexity or quantity.
So it is absolutely physiological that our body feels weighed down and needs nutrition, I don't say detoxifying, but more light, to restore physical well-being.
If it is true that we feel heavy, almost fatigued, if we see ours dull skin, the very first reaction could be that of fasting to "contrast" the excesses of the past days.
… Nothing more wrong! Complete fasting may not be the right answer to a period of binge eating, but more nutrition balanced and full of lighter foods yes!
Even just go a few days without it processed foods, super-seasoned or processed as sausages, desserts, cheeses, it can help a lot. Often we don't think about it, but even more attention to what we drink can be vital: let's eliminate alcoholic is sodas, we always prefer water or at most flavored water, but homemade!
Flavored water: how to make it at home!
Even the herbal teas, as long as they are unsweetened, they can be a good source to purify and deceive even the desire for sweet!
There are foods that are absolutely essential for our mission, of course vegetables it is part of these, rich in fiber, vitamins and mineral salts, it helps detoxify the body and the liver, burdened and tried by the many lucullian meals.
At the start therefore a soups, sautéed vegetables or bake with a drizzle of oil, preferring simple cooking and avoiding sautées.
In this, microwave cooking can help.
All our microwave recipes!
In this period we can prefer seasonal vegetables, the pumpkin, the fennel, regarding liver health i artichokes are essential, stimulating the elimination of toxins and diuresis, also in the form of herbal tea obtained from the leaves of the artichoke.
Like vegetables, fruit is also part of those foods rich in minerals, fiber, vitamins: we must never make it lack in our diet.
We prefer simple fruit, in season, such as apples, oranges, tangerines, kiwis … and if we are part of that group of people who cannot eat it after meals, we take the opportunity to fill the small pangs of hunger, precisely with snacks based on fruit instead of snacks! Another trick to consume a good amount of fruit is to start with Breakfast.
Even legumes can be a real panacea for our "post party detox"!
Exceptional source of proteins, can be substituted for meat, contain fibers that keep levels of cholesterol is glucose and promote intestinal regularity.
If you prepare a single plate of whole grains with a handful of legumes, you will have a filling and healthy meal.
All our recipes with legumes!
Whole grains are also an excellent source of well-being, especially if we prefer whole grains: excellent anti inflammatories, immune system stimulators, antioxidants, can bring all these benefits every day.
Let's try to substitute them for the portion of pasta we normally eat!
Among the whole grains that we can consume, we include the brown rice and the mile, for example!
At the next parties!