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How to Detox After Indulging

We've all been there - the holidays have ended, and we've overindulged on rich foods and drinks. Or maybe you've had a weekend of partying and now your body is feeling the effects. Whatever the case may be, it's important to take care of your body and give it a little extra TLC after indulging. Here are some easy tips on how to detox and help you get started:

  1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! One of the best things you can do for your body after overindulging is to drink plenty of water. Water will help flush out toxins, rehydrate your cells, and keep your digestion moving. Aim for at least 8 cups of water a day and try to avoid sugary drinks and alcohol. To aid digestion you can try a fermented drink like kombucha or kefir water which has the added benefit of being caffeine free.

  2. Reduce processed foods, refined sugars and alcohol. Instead eat a clean, whole food diet. After overindulging, it's important to get back to basics and focus on eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. These foods are packed with nutrients that will help nourish your body and support your liver and kidneys as they work to detoxify your body. 

  3. Get moving. Exercise is an important part of any detox, as it helps to get your blood flowing and your lymphatic system moving. This helps to flush out toxins and reduce inflammation. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day, such as brisk walking, cycling, or swimming.

  4. Sweat it out. Sweating is one of the body's natural ways of detoxifying, so try to include activities that will make you sweat, such as sauna, hot yoga, or a hot bath.

  5. Get a vitamin boost. Powerful antioxidants like Vitamin C can help fight the free radicals and can help the body get rid of toxins. You can either take an extra supplement or have a fresh smoothie / vitamin C-rich juice as part of your daily detox routine.

  6. Try probiotics. Up to 80% of your immune systems gets regulated through your gut, so it's important to look after your gut especially after overindulging as it might be out of balance. Consuming fermented foods like our water kefir which contains live cultures can aid in the digestion process and enhance the absorption of nutrients during your detox.

  7. Spend some quality time outside in nature and preferably with sunshine for the added mood enhancing benefits. 

  8. And finally get enough sleep. Sleep is essential for a healthy body, and it's especially important when you're trying to detox. Aim for at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night and try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day. This will allow your body to heal and renew. 
If you're looking for a way to start your detox journey, our fermented water kefirs are a great option.  Freshly fermented, probiotic, and delivered straight to your door. 



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