What’s Diwali without mouth-watering mithai! Piping hot jalebis, gulab jamuns and the ever-so-delicious kaju katli — festivals in India are incomplete without a sumptuous spread of sweets and savouries to devour as you celebrate with friends and family. But, more often than not, we end up bingeing more than we probably should, and later fret to shed those extra kilos. If you’re one of those looking to go in for a complete detoxification, here’s what nutritionists recommend:
Take up intermittent fasting: This involves either a 16-hour fast on a daily basis or a bi-weekly 24-hour fast. It increases the production of autophagy, which helps to detox the body by eliminating the damaged cells. It also gives a break to the system to get rid of the previous toxins.
Reduce sugar intake: Our bodies need time to recover from the sweets consumed during the festive season. Therefore, it is vital to omit artificial sugar from your diet, which includes bakery products, sweets, chocolates, soft drinks, etc. for at least a week. If possible, try to avoid alternatives of sugar as well.
Hydration is the key: Drink at least three to four litres of water to keep your body hydrated. It will help you to flush out the toxins from your body through sweat and urine. It will also help boost digestion.
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