There’s so many great dishes to choose from during the holidays, in spite of our best efforts, it becomes extra challenging to resist all the yummy treats.
In order to help us deal with our lack of will power that produces an at times upset stomach here are some natural remedies to help get you back on track:
Our digestive system is important to our health, in fact the digestive system is made up of numerous organs working together to break down, absorb, and process nutrients in the food we eat, if our system is out of whack our body becomes malnourished and toxins that build can lead up to degenerative diseases.
Using herbs and whole foods are a great way to support the natural detoxification organs of your body. Below are some simple tricks to turn foods you already have in your cabinets into goldmines for the digestive system.
Make Some Herbal Tea:
Caffeine-free herbal teas can reduce an uncomfortable, bloated system.
Warm and soothing, these medicinal leaves become digestive support upon contact.
- Peppermint – Used for centuries to ease the digestive system. Assists with dissipation of gas and indigestion.
- Chamomile – With anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, the calming effects of this tea also help relieve stress, which is often linked to digestive problems.
Green Juice is Your Friend:
Green juices are packed with nutrition. Green drinks can cleanse your digestive system, helping to move things along while providing an extra dose of readily available nutrients.
Green Veggies like celery and cucumbers, with a little apple to sweeten things up is a great way to begin to detox your system after eating a plate full of beige foods.
Lemon Water Works Miracles:
Warm lemon water is great to alleviate digestive distress, liver detoxification, and reduce intestinal bloating.
Lemon activates the liver to release toxins and helps to cleanse and move any roughage that stays behind in the intestines.
Mix half of a juiced lemon with eight ounces of warm water. Drink upon waking on an empty stomach.
Spice Up Your Life:
Ginger is my ultimate go to, it stimulates digestion by speeding up the movement of food from the stomach into the small intestine.
Ginger has been found to soothe the digestive lining and balance gastric juices, making it a great remedy for overeating.
Peel and slice a two-inch piece of fresh ginger. Add to three cups of boiling water. Brew for five minutes, strain and sip the tea slowly. You may add some natural sweetener to taste.
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Enjoy the rest of your holiday season!