Holidays are in full swing!
“Take extra care during the stressful holidays,” advises Lisa.
“We don’t sleep enough, drink too much, and eat a lot of sugar and fat, which lead to gut bacteria imbalances and immune systems depletion. We get sick—usually after the holidays—when that stress catches up with us.”
Here are a few extra tips to keep you strong:
|Choose this||instead of this|
|fresh and home-cooked||processed and packaged|
|salsa or hummus||sour cream dips|
|raw nuts or dried fruit||chips|
|mandarin oranges or pomegranates||fruitcake or cookies|
|tea, apple cider, or Americano||hot chocolate or flavoured coffees|
If you know you’re going to a party, eat a high protein/high fibre snack to fend off munching madly.
- For every alcoholic or sugary drink, drink an 8 oz glass of water.
- Jazz it up with a squeeze of lemon or lime, crushed fresh mint, or colourful cranberries.
- As often as possible, go to bed early.
Article was published in The Good Life magazine.