There’s a great article on the Refinery29 website sharing some Paleo tips on how to counteract the over-indulgance many of us took part in over the Christmas and (coming) New Year celebrations.
Mark’s Daily Apple, a Paleo diet blog, also shares some excellent tips on healthy recovery from holiday celebrations. We’ve highlighted the best points below.
The paleo diet, for those who are wondering what the hell I’m talking about, can be described most simply by a statement my 13 year old cousin made some time ago:
“I’ve just noticed something… Did you know that humans are the only animal on the planet that don’t eat food straight from their natural environment?”
Often called ‘the world’s healthiest diet‘, Paleo living is based upon eating wholesome, contemporary foods from the food groups that our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have thrived on during the Paleolithic era, or Stone Age.
Paleo Hangover Cures
Commit to a morning fast
“First, against conventional advice, Mark advises us to fast in the morning if we’re not feeling up to eating. While lots of hangover cures suggest greasy food or a hearty piece of toast with an egg, Mark suggests listening to your body. If it’s saying, “Don’t eat,” then don’t.”
“Research has shown alcohol actually slows gastric emptying. One study that compared the effects of tea, wine and schnapps on gastric emptying showed that tea won hands down. Although the tea in the study was simple black tea, consider something without caffeine. (Your body has enough to contend with at the moment.) Chamomile can relax your nerves and your digestive tract, while peppermint can soothe an upset stomach. Opt for something other than mint, however, if heartburn is an issue.”
“You can also try the age-old cure of taking some bitters. No, that’s not license to make yourself an old-fashioned; it’s the herbs found in bitters that can have a restorative effect. Plus, you don’t need to sprinkle them on your favorite cocktail for them to work their magic. “
Take a good helping of probiotic
“And, because studies show that gut bacteria is remarkably malleable, it only take a few days of going off the rails (diet-wise) to alter your bacterial balance. If one too many servings of stuffing has left you feeling bloated, try a probiotic.”
Other great advice given over on Marks Daily Apple includes eating a small Primal meal at the end of the day, and going to bed early.
Happy (Primal) Holidays Everyone!
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