The Indulgence Hangover

We hope you had a fun and enjoyable Easter Long Weekend and are ready to give timely love and attention to your food choices that provide you with the building blocks for growth, cell renewal and repair, for energy and vitality.

If you feeling a little EXTRA.

As in extra tired,

extra irritable,

extra cranky?

You’re likely in good company, but these cues aren’t be to ignored but listened to.

This is your bodies way of communicating it's hangover from perhaps a little too much chocolate, too much booze, super heavy or super convenient foods.

Regardless of age, gender and background, what we eat and drink on a daily basis affects how we feel, think and behave.

We could all agree that most of us could improve our efforts to eat more nutritiously and choose foods that enable good digestion.

These are our top #7 Tips to Kickstart Your System Reset

#1 - Chew More

  • Chewing food for longer and savouring its sights and aromas be helps us to digest better

  • Produce enzymes to begin digestion and breakdown food

  • Reduces the digestive load on our gut

#2 - Eat to Reduce Inflammation

  • Abdominal pain, cramping, bloating and diarrhoea are the unwanted symptoms of gut inflammation

  • Less Pro-inflammatory foods such as sugar, high processed and refined foods, saturated fats, fried foods, trans fats, artificial additives

  • More Anti-Inflammatory foods such as leafy greens, berries, broccoli, fatty fish, olive oil, spices (turmeric and ginger)

#3 - Top Up Your Water Intake

  • As well as seeing digestive organs health, water helps break down food so that our body can easily absorb nutrients

  • Water encourages the passage of waste and enabling smoother digestion of food

  • Aim for 8 glasses of water a day

#4 - Pause Coffee & Alcohol

  • 5 Days is totally do-able

  • Create ease by lowering or eliminating the added stimulant and acidity

#5 - Get Moving

  • Activity and exercise increase blood flow and oxygen circulations throughout the body and to the muscles that support and stimulate healthy digestion

  • Research also shoes that exercise can have a beneficial effect on the diversity of our gut bacteria

#6 - Choose Plant Foods

  • Plant foods are a great source of Fibre - such as vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, and whole grains

  • Fibre is important for removing toxins and helping our food move through the digestive track

  • Bonus points - it enhances our immunity!

#7 - Relax

  • Relaxing puts our bodies into ‘rest and digest’ mode; if we are experiencing stress and tension aka ‘flight and fight’ digestion is not at it’s best

  • Deep belly breathing leads us back into ‘rest and digest’ mode - try 5 slow, calm breaths before and after meals

  • Prioritising relaxation and self-care techniques such as meditation, walking, musics and sleep can also go a long way towards reseting and restoring our digestive health

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