ROOT GINGER (crushed):
Weekends are for flexin’ and extension. But one can seemingly (very) quickly become a tad over-extended. And you’ll feel it on Monday – two days from now when you have other pressing maters to attend to. Root ginger removes excess toxins, and in turn reverses the damage to liver cells caused by excessive alcohol intake. Scientists note a pattern: the thicker and browner the ginger root, the more effective it tends to be. Hmm aren’t you glad Food Lover’s Market has such accomodating trading hours? …
You have to keep that skin 100’s.A key component in healthy skin is collagen, which is produced with the conversion of vitamin C. Over indulgence results in blotches in skin tone and seeing that chilli contains more vitamin C than any other food, that green fellow is the best route to go for skin rejuvenation. Have it with food or in your green tea on Monday. Or if you have what – my boys call – testicular fortitude, munch on the chilli’s right then and there at the cashier while swiping for your Speed & Sound magazine and the biltong strips at the window (Get the biltong… leave the smokes)
You might take more bathroom breaks than usual after consuming some kelp powder but it is worth it. Alcohol consumption leads to elevated blood pressure levels which, in turn, could induce kidney failure. Kelp powder assists the body in drawing more urine from the kidney. Do your body a favour and help it filter out what you put in it. This one isn’t that widely accessible. Try health shops like Yan in Bedford Centre or even online health shops like shoporganic.co.za & fealhealthy.co.za.
Put all the calories consumed from a typical weekend together and you have a heart attack waiting to happen. Orange zest contains hesperidin (a flavanone glycoside found abundantly in citrus fruits) which assists in reducing the chances of developing a heart disease caused by the weekend’s gluttony. Orange zest on or in everything! Try this orange-infused chicken stir fry recipe we found. In the words of a great philosopher: “Dalla what you must”
Winter is here and our beloved friend influenza is back for those regular visits. A nightclub is often crowded with all sorts of people and with that, comes with a high risk of catching the virus. Vegetable juice is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants essential to give the immune system a much needed boost during this time of year. In general, replacing fizzy softdrinks with mixed fruit & vegetable juice has some notable benefits (leading us very neatly to our next point) Meanwhile, wondering what to get with your newly-approved Dion Wired credit? Invest in a blender or food processor.
There’s a lot of ambiguity about how much water you should be consuming. We could all be having at least a litre’s worth of the H2O, more than we currently consume. A glass of ice-cold water, consumed first thing in the morning actually gets the digestive system going. Incidently, like when Mary Poppins advocated that a spoonfull of sugar helps the medicine go down, a glass of water before (and after) a night of drinking and dancing debauchery will help make things a little easier to deal with (for your body that is – your mind will have to continue to deal with your social interaction faux pas at Kitcheners’ last night).
Yes! Your mother was right! Hydrate yourself! All you have to do now is blend a sizable amount of each of these glorious ingredients together and you have yourself one potent detox cocktail. Go tell Aftermath where you heard it first! Do best. Drink responsibly (not if you are driving chap – Quick! someone take this dude’s keys out of his hand) and as always… Be safe.