OK, this time you swore that you weren’t going to do it, but between the restaurant outings and friendly gatherings you ate, ate and ate some more. No worries! Even if you’re feeling as heavy as a bowling ball, here’s how to cleanse your body after overeating to make you feel light on your feet again.
Eat More Soup
Incorporating soup into your diet after overeating may be just what your body needs. Try making a huge pot of this light, but nourishing vegetable soup and eating it throughout the week to cleanse your body.
Super Veggie and Tofu Soup
1 package tofu, firm, cubed
1 Tbsp. Wild Oats Organic Chipotle Hot Sauce
1 clove garlic
2 Tbsp. canola oil
2 Tbsp. parsley
1 bay leaf
1 pinch thyme
1 can vegetable or chicken stock
1 Tbsp. flour
1 package pearl onions, peeled
1 bunch organic carrots, peeled, chopped
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
4 medium size red potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup yellow squash, sliced
1 cup zucchini, sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh parsley and parmesan cheese for garnish
Brown tofu in oil, garlic and Wild Oats Organic Chipotle Hot Sauce over medium heat in large deep pan. Remove from pan and set aside. Add 8 cups of water, spices and vegetable stock and then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to med-low and cook with lid slightly cracked for 15 minutes. Mix flour and half cup water by shaking in a closed container and add to the stew. Stir in flour mixture well and then add vegetables and cook covered on med-low for about 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender, but not mushy. Add the tofu back in and cook for 15 more minutes. Add fresh cracked pepper and salt to taste. Garnish with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese.
Make My Clay
Who would have thought that clay can be good for you? Liquid clay or Bentonite, as it’s more commonly known, features an absorbent action that allows it to bind to non-nutritive substances such as herbicides and other potentially harmful waste so that yucky stuff can be expelled from the body. Not for everyone, especially those with intestinal issues, make sure to consult your health care practitioner before using it to cleanse your system.
Give Your Liver a Day Off
After a week or more worth of indulgence, your liver could be ready for a serious vacation. Try incorporating liver friendly foods like broccoli, sprouted beans, milk thistle, dandelion green, fresh berries, green tea and garlic into your diet. Also, look at how much water you are drinking. Water helps to flush out the bad stuff from your body and dehydration makes it harder for the liver to do its job. Drinking more water also helps you reduce your cancer risk. Try adding fresh mint, citrus or grapes to lightly flavor your water so that you are more attracted to the taste.