7 Foods to help you get back on track after the holidays.
That's it! It's time to get back to the routine. The holidays are over and frankly, it was a complete failure on my part. I had promised myself I wasn’t going to overeat during this holiday season. Between December 19 and January 3, the word DISCIPLINE was no longer part of my vocabulary. Everything that came in my eyesight ended up in my stomach; paté, pasta, cream, wine, bread, potatoes, dessert, wine, chips, cheese and more wine. So, I asked my friend Tiffany Cattouf, founder of Glow Cleanse, a Montreal-based company that offers fresh, organic smoothies, to put together a list of foods we need in order to get our digestive system back on track.
Pineapple: Fresh pineapple contains fiber and bromelain, an enzyme that promotes good digestion.
Cinnamon: Helps regulate the digestive system, digestion disorders and reduces bloating.
Cayenne: Stimulates digestion and helps relieve stomach aches, intestinal gas and stomach pain.
Warm lemon water serves a perfect “first-thing-in-the-morning drink”, as it cleanses the liver and promotes good digestion. It also prevents diarrhea and constipation problems.
Red fruits: Contain fiber that promote good digestion.
Fresh ginger stimulates digestion and the metabolism. It also decreases gas and bloating. It’s considered an anti-inflammatory for the intestines.
Apple: High in fiber, apples help the flow in your colon and detoxify your liver. Rich in water, it provides good hydration.
Time for a couple of shooters!
I will order a few “Glow shooters” for the next few days.
GLOW Boost Aloe-Lemon (1oz)
Benefits: Helps the Digestion + promotes a good transit
Consume: 1st thing in the morning in a shooter or in a cup of hot water.
GLOW Boost Chlorophyll (1oz)
Benefits: Absorbs toxins + acts as an Internal Deodorant + Antioxidant
Consume: at any time of the day in a water bottle or glass of water.
You have to get used to the unusual taste. It's like drinking a plant!
GLOW Boost Ginger (1oz)
Benefits: Boosts your Immune System + Energy & Vitality + Increases metabolism
Consume: throughout the day, either in a shooter or in an infusion adding capful in hot water.
We could add this 4th player:
GLOW Boost Activated Carbon-Lemon (1oz)
Benefits: Reduces bloating and digestive disorders + Cleanses the body and has a detoxifying effect.
Consume it: at any time of day, or in a shooter glass or in a bottle of fresh water.
Counter-indications: the charcoal is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women
Let's get started! Our stomachs will thank us!