Eat These Foods in Prep for Party Season
With party season in full swing, the likelihood of overindulging on fatty foods, too much alcohol and not enough nutrients is pretty high. Although there’s not much you can do about it, bar avoiding every canapé and cocktail that comes your way, there are a few ingredients you can stock your shelves and fridge with that will help arm your body’s best line of defence in and around your RSVPs. Here are our top foods to try.
Party food is usually high in sugar and salt but typically low in fibre, which can mean digestion becomes slower and more sluggish. Ensuring you eat plenty of fibre-rich foods in and around your invites will help keep your gut health on track and you feeling comfortable. If you want an extra helping hand, Workshop’s Gut Cleansing Formula is another good option to maintain good gut health.
Loading your diet with extra bitter foods like kale, rocket and artichokes is a good way to naturally wake up your digestive system in preparation for party food and drink. They do this by stimulating the release of stomach acid and digestive enzyme production, will help us to break down and utilise our food better. The more that happens the less prone we will be to digestive discomfort like gas and bloating. Foods like artichokes are also prebiotics which means they feed the existing healthy bacteria that’s in your gut and help them to multiply, thus creating a better overall environment.
A powerful anti-inflammatory that will come in handy during a busy festive season that’s full of overindulgence, it’s the active compound curcumin that’s found in turmeric that’s so potent. A good free radical scavenger, curcumin also acts as a liver cleanser as it helps ensures the natural and smooth flow of the bile duct as well as helping to eliminate toxic substances the body doesn’t need. Try winding down with a turmeric latte on nights when you’re not out and add to soups, stews and curries when you can.
Full of potent antiviral and antibacterial properties, garlic is a great immune-boosting ingredient to stock up on this festive season. As well as helping to cleanse your body, it contains allicin, a compound which helps boost white blood cells and support your immune system. Consider it part of your essential defence against seasonal sniffles.