After the hard work and exercise at the end of the year, it is good to allow yourself a little bit of overindulgence during the festivities. Now we can help the liver and kidneys to cleanse the system, simply by choosing a few key ingredients for our daily meals. Such a diet will help our body dissolve (saturated) fats and flush them out. Together with enough exercise (e.g. cycling, running, cross-country skiing, walking…) it will be the perfect combo to feel fit again.
In the morning, drink some lemon juice, with a meal that is very low in sugar. Instead of a honey toast, you may prefer nuts, avocado and eggs for example.
Throughout the day, try to limit animal proteins (especially meat and dairy products) and replace them with vegetable proteins: quinoa, lentils, chickpeas, beans, …
Make every meal richer with lots of raw fruits and vegetables that can be used as a ‘broom’ and a rinse at the same time. If possible, use seasonal, organically grown fruit and vegetables.
Seasonings for main meals can be made with vegetable oil, mustard, lemon and salt – but nothing more.
Finally, it is essential to drink a lot of water on a regular basis; water, herbal or green tea.