December is the best month of the year, don’t you agree? The weather is fabulous, people are nicer and there’s some event or party to attend almost every week. Which means rivers of booze and plates of unhealthy food, and a whole lot of after-guilt.
Even though you are right — December is a fun month! — here’s the deal: Your body doesn’t know or care about the fact that you have given yourself a leeway. Nutritionist Payal Sinha confirms the trend. “Most people tend to forget their diet and relax their workout regime during the “party season” with the promise of eating healthy from January. But still, the body suffers immensely because the consumption of junk food and alcohol increases by almost 50%”.
Yes, 50 %! But the again, you have all those weddings and parties to attend, where you can’t really ask (or expect) gluten-free pizza. Neither do you want to be the wet blanket refusing their third drink.
While the long-term solution for this is watching yourintake (surprise, surprise!) and exercise, we’ve also got a few handy shortcuts here. These five Ayurvedic detox drinks are simple to whip up, but a great way to detox your system after partying for three nights in a row. If you’re expecting a really full calendar this month, stock up on these ingredients and give your body the recharge it needs.
Chilled Turmeric Green Tea
In one glass of water, add some crushed ginger, 1 teaspoon of turmeric, 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 bag of green tea, and some ice. Let it sit for 1 min and sip slowly.
Good for: Beating fatigue and improving blood circulation.
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Carrot, Ginger, Orange Juice
Blend 1 orange, 1 piece of ginger and 1 chopped carrot in a blender and do bottoms up! Make sure you remove the seeds from the orange first, though.
Good for: Clearing brain fog, headaches and nausea.
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Blend ½ cup of oatmeal with ½ cup of skimmed milk, ½ chopped apple, some parsley leaves, coriander leaves, and 1 tablespoon spoon of honey until smooth.
Good for: Helping the body clear heavy metals, dehydration, digestive problems.
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Beet and Berry Drink
A handful of strawberries, 1 chopped beetroot, 1 teaspoon of honey. 1 cup of water needs to blend until smooth. Transfer to a glass and drink!
Good for: Beating exhaustion, Aches and pains, joint stiffness, stomach cramps.
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1 cup chopped pineapple, 1 cup blueberries, juice from 1 Grapefruit blended together with some crushed ice.
Good for: Detoxing the liver, headache, dehydration, body pain and nausea.
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Make these a part of your daily diet even if you’re not the partying kind. Given the hectic and stressful lives most of us lead, we owe ourselves at least this much.