‘Tis the season for long weekends, celebrations, and overindulging. Even with our best intentions many of us will end up eating too much of the foods we don’t normally eat, staying up late visiting with friends and family, and maybe having one too many drinks. While the laughs and memories will be soul-warming the overindulging will leave one with a gut ache, maybe a little weight gain, and weakened immune system. The fact is, the holiday celebrations can be hard for our bodies to bounce back from.
No one likes to sit around feeling sick the day after eating too much or celebrating; we have lives to live, family to visit, and adventures waiting which is why we want to share a few tips and tricks for recovering from ‘food comas’ and holiday hangovers.
Drinking too much alcohol can not only dehydrate your body but it can deplete you of your electrolytes. You know when you wake up the next day with a pounding headache? Your body is telling you that it not only needs to be hydrated, but it needs some electrolytes as well. Be sure to drink plenty of water and throw a coconut water or two in the mix for some extra potassium.
- Load up on Nutrients
Stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and all the other heavy, calorie-rich holiday foods have great flavor but are lacking in essential vitamins and minerals your body needs and craves. Be sure to load up on plenty of colorful fruits and veggies along with a packet or two of Wild Essentials.
Wild Essentials contain a blend of nutrient loaded algae, tonic mushrooms, sprouted grasses and grains, and organic Wild Microalgae®. We are talking about some of the most nourishing foods on the plant combined with probiotics and digestive enzymes to unlock the benefits these superfoods provide. These packets are sure to give your body the nutrient boost it needs.
- Focus on Digestion
Overindulging slows your digestion which can be the cause of discomfort and an upset stomach. The digestive enzymes that are produced by the human body take time to digest food. Overindulging can easily overwhelm the limited quantity of digestive enzymes that the body produces which slows the digestive process leaving food in the stomach longer than normal. During times like these, it’s best to turn to enzyme supplements.
New Earth enzymes can help alleviate the discomfort of an overfull stomach because they contain enzymes that help digest just about any food consumed during the Thanksgiving meal—or any meal where one has overindulged.
- Nurture Your Immune System
All it takes is a single night of too many drinks to weaken the immune system. Not to mention that holiday season is right in the middle of cold and flu season. A short period of a weakened immune system could result in a nasty cold. Keep your immune system up with the support of an immune booster like Defend.
During this holiday season enjoy yourself, get a little wild but don’t forget to nourish your body. When the moment gets the best of you, and you end up eating a little too much pie and having one too many glasses of champagne try our ultimate smoothie to conquer all four tips and tricks with one delicious beverage.
Ultimate Holiday Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1 cup of coconut water (more if desired)
- 1 cup frozen berries of choice
- 1 pack Wild, 1 pack Essentials
Place all ingredients in a blender, blend, pour in a cup, and enjoy!