During the holiday season, we tend to be more stressed and over eat. So, here I have for you my top five ways to stay healthy and feel your best during the holiday season.
1. Eat a Green Breakfast
Drink a green smoothie. This is an excellent way to start your day off strong and get a ton of your essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Kimberly Snyder, a nutritionist I have followed over the past several years promotes a Glowing Green Smoothie which is absolutely delicious and incorporates a tremendous amounts of greens into your diet.
Check out her recipe: https://kimberlysnyder.com/blog/ggs/
2. Take Probiotics
Take a daily probiotic supplement to get your gut functioning at its best with good bacteria, and to continuously cleanse your body. 70% of our immune system is housed in your gut, so your gut health is extremely important for your overall health.
3. Promote Good Digestion
Digestive enzymes help break down larger molecules so they are more easily absorbed in the body like difficult to digest proteins, sugars, gluten, casein and lactose. Also, digestive enzymes can help heal leaky gut, improve symptoms of acid reflux, enhance nutrition absorption and prevent nutritional deficiency. Be sure to choose a whole foods, plant and fruit sourced supplement. Drinking herbal teas like peppermint, dandelion, and ginger 30 minutes after meals will also help support digestion. Try not to drink so much so close to a big meal to help promote better digestion.
4. Sleep Well
Try to get an adequate amount of sleep each night, which is about 7-8 hours. A good night sleep will do wonders for your overall health by boosting your immune system and energy, help destress, improve your concentration and focus, and so much more. Sleeping recharges your whole system, especially your brain. When you are sleeping, your brain has a very unique system of filing and filtering the important and unimportant things. Therefore, when you do not sleep well, or sleep very little, you are not giving your brain the ability rest, cleanse, file and delete.
5. Walk after Eating
Walking after eating will help promote better digestion, improve blood sugar levels, improve blood circulation, reduce stomach issues like acid reflux and heartburn, provide better sleep because your stomach isn’t on override trying to digest your food all night, and help with weight loss. This is a great way to move your body and destress. 15-30 minutes of walking is all you need to naturally improve various functions of your body.