What a delightful time of year, with all these rich foods, traditions pulling at our heartstrings, and decadent sweets. ‘Tis the season we pull out all the stops and enjoy ourselves. It’s marvelous. After all, to everything there is a season, right?
Unfortunately this enjoyment comes with lots of acidic foods. Meats, carbs, alcohol, sweets of all kinds. I don’t know about you, but when I overindulge, the next morning I feel hung over. I might have a little headache. Mostly I’m sluggish and weak. I can’t ride my bicycle as well or do my workout as strongly.
Here are a few ways to diminish the impact of holiday foods:
- Fill at least half of your plate with veggies and salads, the alkaline foods. If you can bump it up to 80%, so much the better. Diminish the carbs whenever possible.
- Daily Green Smoothies will improve your energy level, providing tons of vitamins, nutrients and amino acids. Organic leafy greens boost the immune system and reduce the tendency toward heart disease, cancer, and other degenerative diseases of age. Remember to chew your juice, ‘cuz digestion begins in the mouth.
- Bentonite clay (liquid), which tastes like clay or dirt, absorbs acids and toxins, carries them out through your digestive canal, thereby reducing the acid effects of foods on the body. You can drink 1 to 4 cups per day (some sources say even more). Adjust your dose so stools are firm but not constipated. (Magnesium will loosen stools.) See how it goes for you.
- To reduce acid overload, after the giant meal or the pie party try: a quarter to a half lemon squeezed into a tall glass of water; or bitter unsweetened cranberry juice.
- Good Hydration, always – – drink plenty of water each day to cleanse the whole body. Celtic Salt water makes your cells happy.
Meanwhile, Tidings of Comfort and Joy . . . let nothing you dismay. It’s the Holidays, so whatever passes your lips, bless it, ask it to nourish you right down to your toes.