Had extra calories? Shed it down and try out these Post Diwali Detox Drinks

Festive seasons bring us feelings of oneness. Gluttony around Diwali is something everyone does. Consequently it leads to feelings of guilt and an urge to go to the gym to burn off all the calories; however, is this really necessary?

The festival of lights and love is known as Diwali. It’s a day when people go to see their friends and family, exchange pleasantries, and eat a lot of delicious cuisines.

While it may be a departure from your regular diet, Diwali binge-eating can lead to feelings of guilt and a desire to get to the gym as soon as possible to burn off all the extra calories gained.

Here are some simple methods to feel good about yourself again after a post-holiday cleanse. Try the following recipes along with some helpful hints for cleansing your body.

1. Lemon and mint coconut water

Ingredients:

–1 lemon

–1 coconut

– Mint leaves

–1 tbsp honey

Directions:

Finely chop the coconut meat (the white part of the coconut) and combine it with the coconut water. Mint leaves, lemon juice, and honey are also to be added. Combine the items in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve.

2. Carrot and beetroot detox water

Ingredients:

–1 carrot, sliced

–1 beetroot, sliced or cut into cubes

–Cinnamon, medium-size stick

–Lemon juice (optional)

–Dill sprigs or sowa (optional)

–Water

Directions:

Put the chopped carrot, beetroot and a small piece of cinnamon stick in a bottle, then fill it with water and lemon juice. Add the dill sprigs and shake the bottle to combine all of the ingredients.

Allow the water to sit at room temperature for an hour before drinking your detox drink.

Detoxification suggestions

  1. Plenty of water: Drinking six glasses of water every day can help you stay hydrated throughout the day, whether it’s for weight loss, skin dehydration, rejuvenation, or anything else (preferably hot water sips).
  1. Herbal Tea: Choosing herbal teas over normal teas, such as lemon tea, cumin fennel water, ginger tea, hibiscus tea, cinnamon tea, and so on, may aid in cleansing. It may also aid digestion, blood sugar regulation, and weight loss.
  1. Start with some Yoga: Detoxification entails giving your body a fresh start through yoga and workouts. As a result, begin your day with yoga. Breathing exercises and five Surya Namaskars performed on an empty stomach every morning might give your body a fresh start. Do Zumba if you like to move with fast beats.
  1. More vegetables: Vegetable intake, particularly cruciferous vegetables like spinach, kale, broccoli, sprouts, and other cruciferous vegetables, must be increased.
  1. High-fibre foods: Beans, berries, avocado, whole grains, dry fruits, and other high-fibre foods aid in detoxifying and may also protect the liver and kidneys.
  1. Eating habits: A person’s health will be in good shape if they follow a regular eating and sleeping schedule. Eat before sunset, or four hours before bedtime, whichever comes first.
  1. Adequate sleep: Adequate sleep allows the brain to rejuvenate and revitalise itself while removing toxic waste. Adults should receive a total of 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night.
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Tanisha Kushwaha
Masters in Political Science IGNOU

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