Chances are, you probably ended your Thanksgiving dinner with a full stomach and just a hint of regret—that is, if you’re looking to stay fit over the holidays. The festive season can easily derail holiday wellness goals, due to its influx of alcohol and delicious desserts—and you might just find yourself falling into a vicious cycle of binging and restricting.
But if your first instinct is to run straight to some kind of green juice cleanse, let us stop you right there: There’s a way to enjoy your apple pie without feeling guilty. We spoke to Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise, founders of Sakara, a plant-based organic meal delivery service, in order to get the scoop on all things detox—and luckily, there was no restricting in sight.
“For many people, a detox is about restriction, starvation, or guilt,” say DuBoise and Tingle. "It can mean a crash diet, or a liquids-only cleanse. That's not sustainable, and it can be stressful, eliciting the opposite effects for your body. For us, a detox shouldn't be about sacrifice and restriction. It should be a focus on flooding your body with nutrients, releasing toxic buildup (either physical or mental), and resetting your system.”
Some ways to do that? By incorporating particular anti-inflammatory foods in your diet. At Sakara, the focus is all on the quality of the products that go into your body—which means anything processed is out. Here are some ingredients you should add to your recipes to get those incredible natural benefits.
Spring Pea Dip
Inflammation Cooling Tonic