The post-party recovery plan: How to detox the easy way

  • Snigdha Ahuja, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Sep 03, 2015 22:27 IST

If you’re one of those who like to play hard and work hard too, this is your go-to guide to de-toxification. There’s no reason to steer away from getting your colleagues into cocktail-mode on a weekday, and reserving weekends for the famjam, when you have de-tox mixes ready to combat any health woes.

If your shortcut to health is a liquid fix in the form of juices, it’s important to know how to choose your glass. Fruits, vegetables, fresh, cold-pressed? Take an informed pick.

If you are de-hydrated after a long night out: If you need to replenish your system, pick wisely and indulge in a mix of fresh fruits and veggies.

Read: Six easy-to-make smoothies for a quick detox

“When choosing your fruit, pick up a concoction that includes apples, pineapples, papaya and berries. To add some veggie power, pick tomatoes, cabbage, brocolli, celery, carrot, sweet potatoes and spinach,” says nutritionist Sonia Narang.

Whip up a healthy mix by using these ingredients when going for homemade, energizing juices. If you are tired, but you ain’t skipping the gym: The all-night parties won’t deter you from packing a punch at your workout sessions.

“Focus on getting a good amount of dark, leafy greens, like kale, spinach, dandelion greens and romaine lettuce. Those are what our bodies need most but are lacking in our diets. Add additional ingredients, like real coconut water, cinnamon and ginger. Also, use fresh herbs such a mint (amazing with grapefruit and greens) and basil to add a dose of flavour,” says fitness expert Kiran Sawhney.

Read: Are you destined for the famous morning-after-hangover?

Home-whipped or bottled, what do I pick? With myriad options available in the market, and of course, with the all-nighter you just pulled off, you’d want a quick way to cleanse. If picking up a ready-made concoction, here’s help. “Cold pressed juices extract even the last drop of juice available in a fruit and vegetable.

Normally, the traditional juicer produces heat, thereby damaging the nutrients. Cold-pressed, on the other hand, is known to preserve some pulp, resulting in juice that has both essential fibre and proteins,” adds Sonia Narang.

Available in bottled ­varities in the market, you can get cold-pressed juices at supermarts or at webstores.

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