7 Cleansing Foods To Help You Through The Party Season

7 Cleansing Foods To Help You Through The Party Season

December is the month of Christmas, which means plenty of rich-food, too many glasses of champagne and plenty of caffeine to help get you through the working week. To help keep you going through the party season, make sure you include these seven cleansing foods.

Yoghurt

Start each morning in December with yoghurt on your muesli or fruit salad. Yoghurt contains probiotics that help boost the amount of healthy bacteria in the gut, aiding digestion and boosting the body’s immune system. Essential for helping your dance the night away at all your Christmas get-togethers!

Greek Yogurt

Lemons

Lemons are packed with vitamin C. Vitamin C is needed to make glutathione, a substance that helps the liver naturally detox harmful chemicals. Add lemon pieces to mineral water, use lemon juice as a dressing for salads or add lemon to your favourite vegetable juice. It will leave you feeling refreshed.

Fresh Lemons

Apple

The perfect handbag snack, apples contain loads of pectin. Pectin is a soluble fibre that binds to cholesterol and contaminates such as heavy metal, removing them from the body and preventing toxic build-up. Perfect for getting you through the party season in one piece.

Apples

Blueberries

Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, which strengthen the body’s defenses against free radicals. They’re also rich in vitamin C, which boosts immune health. Add blueberries to your favourite smoothie or enjoy with nuts as a snack.

Blueberry antioxidant organic superfood in a bowl concept for healthy eating and nutrition

Water

Water does more than keep you hydrated – it also helps your liver and kidneys flush out toxins. Before you hit the sack after a Christmas party, make sure you drink at least two glasses of water. Repeat as soon as you wake up the following morning. Carry a bottle of water with you and continually drink water throughout the day.

Pouring Water Into Glass On Blue Background

Pomegranate

Rich in vitamin C, pomegranates can provide you with an immunity boost this festive season, while also help to lower the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Pomegranates are also rich in fibre, which helps keep the digestive system in good health. Enjoy pomegranate seeds tossed through a salad, over your breakfast cereal or through yoghurt.

Cut Ripe Pomegranate On An Old Wooden Table. Horizontally

Chia Seeds

Rich in both soluble and insoluble fibre, chia seeds work to keep the gut healthy. Chia seeds are also rich in omega-3 fats, which help to reduce inflammation in the body and assist in the absorption of fat soluble vitamins. Add chia seeds to your breakfast, smoothie or favourite salad.

Organic Dry Chia Seeds

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CAITLIN (53 of 58)About the author
Caitlin Reid is a unique health professional with qualifications as an accredited nutritionist, accredited exercise physiologist and yoga teacher. Caitlin is passionate about all things health and wellness, and keeps up-to-date with the latest health research, which she uses when contributing expert advice to health, fitness, lifestyle and food companies. She is also the nutrition expert for the Women’s Fitness magazine, the dietitian for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and ambassador for Papaya Australia. Follow Caitlin on Instagram @caitlinareid or visit her website.

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