Christmas and New Year pass away in a blur of parties, brunches and family get togethers. During all these events, we unknowingly tend to binge on food. However, to feel better and healthy after this, it’s important to detox. Well-known nutritionist and dietician, Shikha Sharma tells us how to detox after the festive season.
Based on Ayurvedic principles, Dr. Shikha Sharma has shared a three-day detox plan. Lets see what the plan is.
Morning: Drink lukewarm water with ½ tsp of honey and lemon. Follow this up with a decoction of ginger, tulsi leaves and cinnamon.
Mid-Morning: Have a cup of green tea or herbal tea.
Lunch: Have two bowls of spinach soup. Add a bit of turmeric to the soup as well.
If you have the time, Dr. Sharma recommends that you go in for an Ayurvedic body massage with medicated oils (abhyanga). Follow it up with some steam.
Follow the same schedule as above for the second day as well. Add two glasses of coconut water and one glass each of aloe vera juice and wheat grass juice to your diet.
Morning: Drink a ginger decoction with honey.
Lunch: Have two bowls of spinach and corn soup.
Teatime: During this time, drink green tea or a tulsi tea.
Follow Dr. Shikha Sharma’s detox diet, to start the new year on a healthy note!
Sources: Harvard Health, Healthline, Hindustan Times, Martha Stewart, NDTV Food, NYT Cooking, StyleCraze.