Help Your Digestion During Holidays

Holidays should fill with inspiration, energize and give the nervous system the opportunity to recover. But it often happens quite differently:

  1. Overeating and weight gain
  2. Bloating
  3. Cravings for sweets
  4. Lack of energy and lethargy in the morning.

But on holidays it can be different, the main thing is to know and respect the principles of maintaining metabolism and digestion!

Here are some tips to help you stay light and come out refreshed after the holidays:

Eat until you are 80% full.
Too much food leads to bloating and indigestion. Eat only when you feel hungry, and at the moment, try to enjoy food.

Don’t forget about water.
Water supports digestion by dissolving fats and fiber, which allows food to pass through the intestines more easily. It is also important to drink hot water. Drink 1-2 glasses of warm water in the morning before breakfast, adding 1 teaspoon of unfiltered apple cider vinegar.

Drink alcohol in moderation.
Alcohol leads to heartburn, liver problems, and diarrhea. Ethyl alcohol inhibits the secretion of digestive enzymes and interferes with the absorption of nutrients.

Pay attention to physical activity.
You need to walk at least 10,000 steps every day. Your body will thank you if you add 15 minutes of exercise: 10 sit-ups, 10 push-ups, 30-60 second planks, and 10 lunges per leg.

Stick to the perfect breakfast formula.
Quality protein, healthy fats, and fresh vegetables are the key to a good day — for example, eggs, vegetables, and olive oil.

Try to avoid snacking between meals.
It is ideal to observe 4-5 hours between breakfast and lunch, and between dinner and breakfast – 12 hours.

Add enzymes and probiotics to support digestion.
Enzymes serve as a supplement to the digestive juices of the body.
Probiotics “fight” the pathogenic microflora of the intestine, which can grow due to suboptimal nutrition.

Consume gallbladder-boosting bitters (such as dandelion, milk thistle, and artichoke tinctures). Add a few drops under the tongue before eating. 

Below I will share tea for constipation and bloating:

  • 1 Tablespoon of Coriander, fennel, and cumin 1 tablespoon each
  • 1 teaspoon ща Dry ginger (or 2-3 cm fresh root)
  • 2 cups hot water
  • Let it brew for 5-10 minutes, strain, and drink throughout the day

Spend the holidays without harm to your health and body!