Foods to recover from the excesses of Christmas

Foods to recover from the excesses of Christmas

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After almost a month of copious meals, lack of sleep and neglect of physical activity, you will notice that you have gained some weight, but also, You may have a feeling of continuous discomfort (burning, swelling or headache) and it may even have affected your cholesterol, uric acid ...

It is time to return to normal and feed with products that lighten, purify and eliminate liquids and toxins. We tell you how.

Varied and healthy foodEat regularly, without skipping meals and in moderate doses all food groups although giving more importance to the less caloric and more beneficial. Vegetables have to be present at lunch and dinner. Increase the intake of fish and legumes, rich in protein. Meat, better white, such as turkey, chicken or rabbit, whole grains, skimmed products and 2 liters of water daily.

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INFO Skipping a meal increases anxiety and ends up consuming more.

Added and skimmed sugars
If during Christmas you have gained weight, the average is between 3 and 5 kilos, it is time to look at the foods that make you take those grams without realizing it.


Watch out for the lightTo be labeled as such, it must contain 30% less calories than the reference product. But many times the lack of fat is compensated with added sugars. The same goes for some skimmed products.

Read the labelsFind the calories of each product in portions. Identify the ingredients and try to avoid everything that contains sugars and their multiple names such as fructose, dextrose or glucose.

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Take care of your heartTo compensate for the excessive consumption of saturated fats or bad fats during Christmas celebrations, blue fish, such as sardines or swordfish, are perfect. In addition to being a great source of protein, they are rich in unsaturated fats and oméga 3 acid, taking care of your cardiovascular health.

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Goodbye to liquid retentionThe artichoke has diuretic qualities, that is, it increases the volume of urine and eliminates liquids and toxins.


It helps fight swelling, lose weight and promotes the functioning of the liver and gallbladder. Take it roasted or confit or accompanying rice and pasta.

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INFO Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which reduces the passage of bad cholesterol into the bloodstream. Take 5-10 g daily.

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Asparagus is very rich in minerals, making them one of the best cleaners in the body. Ideal to help in the proper functioning of the liver and kidneys. Try them in a delicious asparagus risotto with peas:


Sauté 1/2 onion. Add a clove of garlic, 120 g of peas without pods and 350 of green asparagus. When they are tender, add the rice to the pot, stir and add, little by little, 750 ml of hot vegetable stock. When the rice is cooked, remove from heat. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

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