Sunday, 2 November 2014
Diwali is the perfect time of year to indulge. As friends and family rejoice together and sweets and snacks are lavishly distributed, it can also mean that high calorie temptation is always close at hand. Especially so, if you are fighting the battle of the bulge, making a tremendous effort to keep your weight, cholesterol and diabetes in check. Not surprisingly, this season can offer the most dangerous pitfalls for good health.
Since it is almost impossible to deprive oneself in the midst of all celebrations and joy, (not to mention the variety of sweetmeats doing the rounds), for most of us, a post Diwali detox would be in order! What you eat over the next couple of weeks can undo the toll taken by the festive season on your system.
Detoxification means flushing out the bad and letting the good in. For instance, what do you when you are hung-over after too much alcohol? Lots of water and maybe lemon juice – it’s how you detoxify your body to flush the alcohol out. Is it necessary? To get rid of that headache, yes. Similarly, the avalanche of fried food and sweetmeats that you are feeding your body (which it is clearly not used to digesting) clogs your system. It needs a break and hence the need for detox. It’s not only a way of flushing out the toxins but also to compensate for all the binging during the festive season.