When You’ve Overindulged During the Holidays

When You’ve Overindulged During the Holidays

Author -  Good Health

Eaten too much today? Us too! But what is Christmas without delicious food shared with family and friends? Don’t be hard on yourself if you have over indulged today. We have come up with the top 10 things you should be eating tomorrow, so that you can reboot your digestive system and carry on with the holiday festivities.

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1. Apple cider vinegar 

Apple cider vinegar is full of enzymes, antioxidants and pre-and-probiotics. It helps to improve digestion by stimulating stomach acid, assisting the breakdown of food and increasing the absorption of nutrients. Start your boxing day morning with a dash of apple cider vinegar in water or put over a salad as a dressing, later in the day. 

2. Bananas

Bananas are a great source of digestive enzymes which help to stimulate the breakdown of food. They contain nutrients essential for liver health and most famously, are packed with potassium. Eating bananas will help to level out your blood pressure and can help to keep you hydrated. 

3. Overnight oats

Whole grain oats are packed with fibre which helps to support the health and motility of our digestive system. They are also full of nutrients like vitamin Bs to support the nervous system, vitamin C for antioxidant support and amino acids which will keep you fuller for longer. Soak oats overnight in water to ensure you break down the outer layer of the husk and enjoy as a bircher muesli. 

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4. Stone fruits

Peaches, plums and nectarines; the stone fruits are not just a sweet alternative, they are packed with nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium and are a great source of fibre. Stone fruit can help your body to digest foods and can help to regulate your energy levels throughout the day.

5. Rocket

Lettuce’s zestier cousin, rocket is bitter and mature making it a wonderful digestive stimulant. Rocket will also bring increased circulation to the stomach and as a nutrient dense vegetable, will help to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to function at its best. 

6. Eggs

If a friend or family member brought along fresh eggs, you are in luck. Eggs are packed with proteins which help to balance out blood sugars and leave you feeling fuller for longer. Eggs are easily broken down in the body, so that your digestive system does not need to work hard at all to absorb the numerous nutrients. 

7. Peppermint

Peppermint works directly on the digestive system to alleviate bloating, pain and flatulence. It can reduce nausea and headaches and may help to improve mental fatigue. Perfect if you are feeling a little tired from the holiday festivities. 

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8. Kiwifruit 

Full of fibre, kiwifruit also contains enzymes which can breakdown protein in meat, fish and dairy, faster than our digestive system can on its own. Consuming kiwifruit can also promote bowel regularity and is packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, which will help to reduce free radical damage caused from too much indulgence.

9. Ginger

Ginger helps to stimulate saliva and promotes the release of bile, enhancing the total activity of our gastrointestinal system. Anti-inflammatory in nature, ginger works directly on the digestive system to improve circulation and can help to reduce nausea and stomach pain. Drink fresh ginger as a tea, or grate and use as a seasoning. 

10. Salmon

Salmon is a great option if you are looking for something hearty and easy to digest. High in protein to keep you full and your blood sugar stable, salmon is also a great source of omega-3s which help to reduce inflammation.

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While you may be feeling full after a big Christmas dinner, it is only a matter of time before you will be peering back into the fridge to see what other delicious treats are available. Support your digestive system and choose foods that are easy to digest and help to support your digestive function. Continuing to look after your digestive system will provide your body with the support and energy it needs for a full, fun holiday season.

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When You’ve Overindulged During the Holidays

Eaten too much today? Us too! But what is Christmas without delicious food shared with family and friends? Don’t be hard on yourself if you have over indulged today. We have come up with the top 10 things you should be eating tomorrow, so that you can reboot your digestive system and carry on with the holiday festivities.

Apple cider vinegar.jpg

1. Apple cider vinegar 

Apple cider vinegar is full of enzymes, antioxidants and pre-and-probiotics. It helps to improve digestion by stimulating stomach acid, assisting the breakdown of food and increasing the absorption of nutrients. Start your boxing day morning with a dash of apple cider vinegar in water or put over a salad as a dressing, later in the day. 

2. Bananas

Bananas are a great source of digestive enzymes which help to stimulate the breakdown of food. They contain nutrients essential for liver health and most famously, are packed with potassium. Eating bananas will help to level out your blood pressure and can help to keep you hydrated. 

3. Overnight oats

Whole grain oats are packed with fibre which helps to support the health and motility of our digestive system. They are also full of nutrients like vitamin Bs to support the nervous system, vitamin C for antioxidant support and amino acids which will keep you fuller for longer. Soak oats overnight in water to ensure you break down the outer layer of the husk and enjoy as a bircher muesli. 

Stone fruits.jpg

4. Stone fruits

Peaches, plums and nectarines; the stone fruits are not just a sweet alternative, they are packed with nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium and are a great source of fibre. Stone fruit can help your body to digest foods and can help to regulate your energy levels throughout the day.

5. Rocket

Lettuce’s zestier cousin, rocket is bitter and mature making it a wonderful digestive stimulant. Rocket will also bring increased circulation to the stomach and as a nutrient dense vegetable, will help to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to function at its best. 

6. Eggs

If a friend or family member brought along fresh eggs, you are in luck. Eggs are packed with proteins which help to balance out blood sugars and leave you feeling fuller for longer. Eggs are easily broken down in the body, so that your digestive system does not need to work hard at all to absorb the numerous nutrients. 

7. Peppermint

Peppermint works directly on the digestive system to alleviate bloating, pain and flatulence. It can reduce nausea and headaches and may help to improve mental fatigue. Perfect if you are feeling a little tired from the holiday festivities. 

kiwifruits.jpg

8. Kiwifruit 

Full of fibre, kiwifruit also contains enzymes which can breakdown protein in meat, fish and dairy, faster than our digestive system can on its own. Consuming kiwifruit can also promote bowel regularity and is packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, which will help to reduce free radical damage caused from too much indulgence.

9. Ginger

Ginger helps to stimulate saliva and promotes the release of bile, enhancing the total activity of our gastrointestinal system. Anti-inflammatory in nature, ginger works directly on the digestive system to improve circulation and can help to reduce nausea and stomach pain. Drink fresh ginger as a tea, or grate and use as a seasoning. 

10. Salmon

Salmon is a great option if you are looking for something hearty and easy to digest. High in protein to keep you full and your blood sugar stable, salmon is also a great source of omega-3s which help to reduce inflammation.

Support your digestive system this holiday.jpg

While you may be feeling full after a big Christmas dinner, it is only a matter of time before you will be peering back into the fridge to see what other delicious treats are available. Support your digestive system and choose foods that are easy to digest and help to support your digestive function. Continuing to look after your digestive system will provide your body with the support and energy it needs for a full, fun holiday season.

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