The holidays are nearly upon us! With Halloween just past, Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Then, more festivities arrive in December. This all means one thing for most of us…. the potential for overindulging from time to time! Whether raiding your kid’s Halloween candy basket or celebrating at your office holiday party, we all fall prey to consuming too much food and drink during the last quarter of the calendar year. Though many of us do try to adhere to healthy eating habits during this time, it’s not always practical and certainly not always easy. Eating and drinking too much is hardest on your liver, kidneys and intestines according to a report by FoxNews.com and usually leads to a general feeling of lethargy and discomfort. Too many holiday cocktails can also lead to dehydration and the dreaded hangover.
Did you know that by drinking water, you can rid your body of many of the toxins left residing in your system and rehydrate at the same time? So, when sticking to a healthy diet just isn’t an option, consider detoxing with good old fashioned H2O! As a bonus, drinking water can also restore moisture to overly parched winter skin.
It is not necessary to jump on the bandwagon with one of the many detox fad diets that are on the market today. Although the phrase has gained much popularity in the recent years, the truth is that all you need is nature’s oldest and purest element, water! The idea is to flush the system with an ample amount of water, usually the old adage 8 glasses per day.
Don’t care for the taste of plain water? Not a problem. There are a lot of simple ingredients that can be added to enhance the flavor, plus contribute to additional health benefits. An article on EverydayRoots.com, recommends the following:
- Lemon and/ or Lime
- Mint leaves
Start with a 2 liter pitcher of purified water; add one or a combination of any or all of the above ingredients. Then refrigerate. The longer you allow it to sit, the stronger the flavors will be. Then, simply serve over ice with added lemon or lime if desired. Drink the entire 2 liters throughout the day to receive the most benefits. This water detox plan is safe to use on a daily basis, as it is completely natural with no harsh additives or chemicals.
Before you start this simple plan, make sure to invest in a quality water filtration system from FiltersFast.com. You may choose from filtered pitchers and water bottles to under sink filtration and whole house filtration systems. Once you have decided on the best way to filter your drinking water, follow this regimen for a few days after overindulging and you should be back to normal in no time. So if you find yourself feeling out of sorts during the holidays this year, just drink up…water that is!