According to Livestrong.com , one cup of Red Cabbages holds 84% of Vitamin C that is nearly sufficient to meet the daily requirements of this nutrient.
“Vitamin C enhances the immune system function, promotes gum health and aids in wound healing and collagen production.” Knowing this should be enough to change the aftermath this festive time of the year may bring to our healthy bodies. Nevertheless, according to studies, it is not and people need to read blogs on how to reduce the calorie intake and be proactive to reach tangible results.
What can really help is using vegetables as a detox. Vegetables are available at our nearest supermarket shelves but we need to know which to choose and the effects those vegetables can have in our detox program. I found the Devilish Red Cabbage recipe a very interesting choice.
10 ways to Reduce Calorie Intake
Following blogs on the “10 ways to Reduce Calorie Intake” may help us figure out how many we need, how to keep track, how to choose “smart calories” amongst others. Reading blogs may not be enough, we may also need to have some mind control that tells us “no, you’re not going to eat that last slice of Christmas pudding”. That is where self-awareness and meditation come in. Being conscious and self-aware of what we consume, helps us understand what our bodies are ready to accept. It may also help in understanding that every meal should be enjoyed in moderation.
During these times of the year, we see grandma’s recipes everywhere and it gets very easy to overeat every day, so again, be aware of your limits.
Spend less time in the kitchen
There are plenty of recipes out there that can tear us apart when it comes to reducing the amounts of sugar and fat we give free rein to during this time of the year. To minimise the time you spend in the kitchen, using more fruits and vegetables can be a good solution. All you need is 40 minutes, a pan and an oven. The name of the recipe is Game Hens with Brussels Sprouts & Chestnuts. There are crowds out there but feel free to try this one.
Got some extra weight?
Imagine you decided to start the New Year in a healthy way or realised that you gained some weight after all the turkey rounds you ate on the three days that followed Christmas. The best way to get rid of the extra weight is sneaking in healthy breakfasts that include a good number of fruit and vegetables. Water is essential to clean all the sugary and alcoholic levels, but we should recall that a food detox program is of high importance.
Drink as much water as you can
50–75% of the human body is water. Water acts as an internal body temperature regulator and metabolises proteins and carbohydrates. Keep a bottle throughout the day and drink to maintain the normal body water levels. “Being hydrated is so important when it comes to feeling good and it’s such an easy way to feel better. “
Avoiding sweets, candies and animal fats as well as drinking water helps in our digestive system normal operation. Staying healthy through Christmas means digesting correctly, so eat consciously and drink water.
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