With the promise of good intentions around the corner, the end of the year can turn into a downward spiral of too much sugar and alcohol.
It’s hard to get back on the healthy eating wagon, but knowing a few things about how sugar and alcohol affect the body can help.
Recovering from the sugar hangover
Has a sugar hangover left you with an upset stomach, a headache, brain fog, skin issues, chronic pain, mood swings, allergy symptoms, lethargy, and self-loathing?
Steps for recovering from a sugar hangover include:
No sugar. Holiday desserts shoot your blood sugar levels up and down. This taxes the immune system, imbalances brain chemistry, and skews hormones. To stabilize blood sugar, eat protein every two to three hours, never skip breakfast, and avoid sweets and starchy foods. Focus on proteins, vegetables, and healthy fats.
Hydrate. Staying hydrated with filtered water will help flush toxins from your body.
Support your liver. Help your liver flush toxins with compounds such as as milk thistle, dandelion, N-acetyl L-cysteine, beet root, panax ginseng, and more. Continue reading