Fall begins, and with it, the holidays are now behind us. We leave behind the excesses, the sunbathing, the tapas, the snacking at any time, the sugary desserts, and the vermouth. All of that, if not balanced with some exercise, might have taken a toll on us, but don't panic!
These extra kilos we've brought along with our luggage can be easily shed with a bit of body detoxification. Additionally, we need to face the seasonal change that lies ahead with strength and vitality, no matter what comes.
At Enrique Tomás, we help you face all of this with a good body cleanse. Choose a detox diet to start the fall and return to your routine with more vitality and energy.
What Is a Detox Diet?
The word "depurar" comes from Latin and means "to clean" and "purify". In the naturalistic context, it is associated with renewing the body and mind through nutrition. Nowadays, the trend is towards natural and organic, and you might have heard of the "detox diet" or "detox drinks". These are nothing but another way of referring to the detoxifying diet.
It's especially recommended to follow this type of diet at the beginning of spring or in the fall. These are transitional seasons, and our body appreciates gradual changes, which help boost our immune system for the upcoming transitions.
The arrival of fall can be challenging because we're used to spending a lot of time outside, not cooking, and now we're transitioning towards the opposite, staying in. While detoxing doesn't necessarily mean fasting, fasting can have an impact on our mood, so it's better to opt for a diet that involves replacing certain foods and increasing fluid intake.
Alcohol and soft drinks don't count! Nevertheless, if you're unsure, consult a specialist to get all the details about the best detox diet for you.
Detox Recipes for After Summer
What to Consider in a Detox Diet?
It's always best to use seasonal products typical of the Mediterranean diet and prepare dishes suitable for the season: soups and vegetable creams like celery, turnip, fennel, pumpkin, carrot, broccoli, among others. If you can't do without rice or pasta, it's recommended to choose whole grains and consume them in moderation; being whole grains, they are richer in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and have fewer calories.
Regarding seasonal fruit, you can make juices, for example, orange juice with lemon, which is highly recommended due to its high Vitamin C content. You can also opt for more creative options by combining fruits and vegetables, such as celery, apple, carrot, ginger, etc.
Add leafy green vegetables to your daily diet. These have excellent detoxifying properties thanks to their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These include lettuce, spinach, chard, etc.
There are many combinations and recipes, but our advice is to try and find those you enjoy the most because, as mentioned earlier, it's essential for your mood to be positive and for you to feel good.
But remember, look for the products you like most! Among the wide array of possibilities are various vegetables, fruits, and vegetables.
Below, we provide you with some recipe ideas for your detox diet: healthy and delicious.
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Spring Rolls with Ham
Contrary to what it might seem, a detox diet can help you regain energy and improve your mood. Taking care of yourself will be appreciated by your body, and you'll have a better start to fall. To complete it, combine your diet with physical activity.
Choose what makes you feel most comfortable: walking, jogging, playing a sport, etc. It will benefit both your physical and mental health.
Incorporating Iberian Ham into Your Healthy Diet
And of course, as expected, at Enrique Tomás, we encourage you to enhance your soup, cream, or vegetable recipes with ham. If it's in the form of shavings, the flavor will be even more intense.
Yes, indeed! As supported by scientific studies, 100% Iberian acorn-fed ham is not only a delight for the palate but also a superfood due to its high oleic acid content and a lipid profile that provides anti-inflammatory benefits. Check out our post: The Health Benefits of Iberian Ham and discover all its nutritional properties.
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