India Food Network
Nov 01, 2016
Indian festivities mean bingeing on sugary sweets and rich foods. And because food plays an important role in all our celebrations, it is almost impossible to avoid them.
Now that Diwali is over, you can go back to eating light. We tell you some foods to consume in the following days to detox your body, mind and even soul.
Green tea: Give up coffee for the next few days. Drink green tea instead and lots of it. At work, keep green tea bags handy to sip through the day.
Kale: The superfood is a great choice when you wish to go on a detox diet. It is rich in antioxidants, fibre, iron and water content, which helps in getting the toxins out faster. Add it to your salads or simply toss them in olive oil and garlic.
Lemon juice: Whether to detox or not, a glass of lemon juice in the morning ensures wellbeing in true sense. It cleanses the system and aids in digestion.
Ginger: You can alternatively add ginger and honey to your lemon water every morning. As per studies, ginger helps stimulate digestion, circulation and sweating. If you love tea, add in some grated ginger while boiling the water for best results.
Turmeric: Turmeric is one of those foods that can be added in an Indian diet very easily. It cleanses the body of toxins and purifies blood. Add it to milk, lentils or simple stir fries.
Beetroot: Considered to reduce liver inflammation, add beets to your diet in the form of smoothies or juices. Tastes even better with a squeeze of lime and some salt.
Oats: Skip the oily vada pavs and alu parathas, and choose oats for a wholesome breakfast once the festival season is over. They are rich in fibre and gluten free. Add them to your granola bars, smoothies or eat it like a porridge.
Lentils: The Indian dal makes for a protein and fibre-rich meal in itself. Keep it light by eating bowl fulls of lentil cooked with a simple tadka. They also contain antioxidants to fight digestion.