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Detox After Your Thanksgiving Feast

Did you eat more than you wanted to at your Thanksgiving meal? If you answered yes, you are not alone. So to help the digestion process along, here are a few ideas.

After the meal:

  • Drink some tea, both ginger tea and chamomile tea improve digestion. Warm beverages promote digestion in general, so any kind of herbal tea will help.
  • Chewable papaya enzyme can help promote digestion as well.

To see how you can help yourself the day after T-day,

The next morning:

  • Oatmeal is high in insoluble fiber, which helps get things moving, if you know what I mean.
  • Drink plenty of water to help the body digest and eliminate waste. Insoluble fiber needs water to help it do its magic.

The rest of the day:

  • Eat foods high in insoluble fiber at every meal, like carrot sticks, with your turkey sandwich made with whole wheat bread, of course.
  • Get moving. Exercise stimulates the intestines and this will get things moving as well. A little sweating helps the body process and burn the extra calories you consumed. Plus a good workout helps eliminate any guilt you might be feeling about having second helpings of almost every dish.


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