India is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. Festivals are a sight of joy, enjoyment, food, love, delight and much more. Right from the northern tip to the southern tip of – the different cultures add their own touch to celebrations for special occasions, and this is apparent during most major festivals. During this routine 9-5 schedule, festivals help people to get closer and to create strong bonds with their family and friends. Festivals help people rejoice in their childhood. The festive season is a great way out of our hectic schedule.
It is important to maintain a healthy body, mind and soul. It is completely okay to treat yourself with indulgence at times during festive seasons. It is also important that you sweat out your calories post that. Having a healthy lifestyle is directly related to your food habits, workout routines etc. It is important to feed your body with good nutrition and a good workout regularly.
Balancing your diet is one of the best ways to cure the festive hangover. It is easy to get rid of a festive hangover. Eating a lot of natural food can reduce and help our body, mind and soul to be active. Include a lot of fruits and veggies in your diet. These foods contain important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants and they’re usually low in calories. Think about how you can add more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains to your day while you watch your intake of refined carbohydrates and sugar. Replace your breakfast, snack breaks with fruits and smoothies. Fill half your plate with fruits and veggies at every meal and snack etc. Including fruits and veggies will help us to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Samrat Reddy, Founder, Drunken Monkey, explains and shares how to cure the much-dreaded festive hangover...
Post festive season it is important that we sweat out our toxins from our bodies as well. Playing any sport, hitting the gym the next day, dancing your heart out etc. any kind of workout can help you sweat out your toxins. Drinking a lot of water and keeping yourself hydrated is also very important. And if not anything, have a smoothie. Smoothies are made up of fresh fruits and veggies. The best thing about a smoothie is that you can include different fruits and create your own flavours and drinking smoothies makes it a faster process to absorb water into our body helping us stay hydrated and cure hangovers. Consuming smoothies of fruits like apple, banana, pineapple, grapes, etc. restore blood sugar levels and help the body battle the hangover symptoms. These smoothies are rich in fruits with antioxidants which helps in driving away from oxidative stress. They also inject the body with the necessary nutrients including proteins, carbohydrates, and vitamins which aid in the repair and recovery process. Below are a few smoothies to try out this festive season to ease your hangover days.
Bananas are high in potassium and, due to their thick and creamy texture, are one of the most popular smoothie ingredients. Bananas, whether frozen or fresh, contribute a lot of flavour and nutrients to any smoothie mix.
Pineapples are rich in vitamin C and B, calcium, potassium, folate, phosphorus, fibre, and a long list of other nutrients that help in resetting and nourishing your system after the dessert load.
Green grapes are high in potassium, vitamin c, vitamin k, and magnesium, and are a less common but equally effective hangover smoothie addition.
Adding apples to smoothies is a pure delight for the taste buds. Fibre, vitamin C, and potassium are all abundant in them. The more our body consumes raw fruits and veggies the more our body, mind and soul will be in sync.
A smoothie is something that you should try post-festive season. With fruits and veggies straight off the tree, it produces the real energy within you. Drink it anytime and anywhere and energise your soul. As it is understood that recovering from a hangover is important, then why not do it with delicious smoothies. The hangover smoothies contain re-hydrating ingredients like lime, watermelon, cucumber to keep your body cool, hydrated and your skin moisturised. Fruits rich in water content in any form are beneficial, be it as a juice, smoothie or eating them as it is.
But, if you do not want to do any of these, then you know what to do. Just go out for a good jog. Have natural food, including a lot of fruits. It will definitely help you battle through the festive hangover. It will definitely help you get off the sheets and roll out of bed keeping you sail through the day so you can be back in action.
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