Christmas is over; tummies are bloated, heads are sore, backs are stiff,
weight has been gained and the liver has been lightly abused: It’s time for a
serious detox. Yes, I know, what a revelation to detox in January - but there’s
a reason behind every cliché, and let’s be honest, it’s about time you took
some proper care of your poor winter body. After all, we all know the
principles of give and take, so continue reading to find out why giving your
body the (extremely cheap) gift of lemons this New Year will put you on a solid
path to healing that post-Christmas body.
1. Digestion: Having a mug of warm water with lemon first thing in
the morning can help to boost your body’s digestive activity and in turn
relieve the hard-to-shift Christmas bloat that seems to be lingering on. Don’t
worry you can have your vital cup of caffeine too, but adding a few cups of
warm lemon water throughout the day will certainly help to get back in your tummy’s
good-book after months of heavy, rich winter food.
liver! The acids in lemon juice encourages your body to create enzymes which
provokes liver function and in turn flushes out unwanted toxins. If you want to
take this to the next level I would highly recommend consuming no alcohol in
January whatsoever. Cutting down is still a good option - and certainly better
than just carrying on in the festive spirit – but actually cutting out alcohol
completely gives the liver time to recover properly and reduce its fat content.
Vitamin C. January is
usually miserable enough without catching every strain of cold and flu that
exists, so make sure you are getting enough vitamin C – oh, and surprise
surprise lemons are an amazing source of that too! Vitamin C is not produced by
the body so it is vital that we provide our body with enough of it. This super
vitamin encourages white cell production within our body and these fierce cells
are the basis from which our whole immune system functions.
Balance. This can get a bit confusing BUT it extremely important so please, engage
brain, and read on. Obviously, lemons are a citrus fruit and this implies that
they are acidic – and yes, you are indeed right! However, once lemons have been
fully metabolised by the body they become alkaline, and this is extremely
important for our acid-fluxing post-Christmas tums.
diuretic: This may sound vaguely unpleasant, but if you think about it in terms of
flushing your body of toxins, then getting up every hour to go for a wee is a
small price to pay. And that’s a great excuse to whack the kettle on and brew a
fresh batch of lemon water; and have a chat; and a snack; and a little walk;
and, well, all the good things!
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