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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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ElanaRobinson ElanaRobinson 8 years
thank you, I'm definitely going to drink some tea now
joe-mama joe-mama 8 years
2 gettin' ready fo' Freddy and one done passed out...mykindaparty...no..what..I'm..sayin?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
oooh i wish that i had known some of these ideas since yesterday was a bit rough, but the good thing for me is that since i'm a vegetarian, i didn't have to worry about processing the meat and all that :) good thing for me. i'll have to remember some of these tips for the next few years.
allegraversace allegraversace 8 years
i, for one, am starved off to the kitchen to chow down on pizza, chips, ice cream, and cookies LIFE IS GOOD
jlynn818 jlynn818 8 years
haha the girl sleeping on the table was definitely me today.
kia kia 8 years
We are doing hot wheat flakes, nuts, and dried fruit for breakfast, and there will be a hot ginger tea on the stove the evening. I am trying to avoid this all together by not having too many starches on the table and a lot of vegetables still in their recognizable form around.
lemuse20 lemuse20 8 years
I eat those kind of foods anyway :D
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