With Spring Racing Carnival well underway & the weather warming up, the party scene in Melbourne is heating up too. While we can’t deny that partying is loads of fun, let us pause to appreciate how we can best take care of our bodies, or at least limit the damage, whilst still having a good time.
Alcohol is quite disruptive to the gastro-intestinal system. It is well known that alcohol consumption can put strain on the liver and kidneys; the key organs that help remove waste & toxins from the body. If these organs are over burdened, this can impact on the body immediately.
Furthermore, as alcohol is processed and removed by the body, vital nutrients that are stored in the liver are lost, along with fluids. This leaves the body weakened and dehydrated – in some cases immediate illness can follow a solid alcohol ‘session’. Have you ever noticed developing ‘flu-like’ symptoms in the days following a big day out?
Prolonged alcohol sessions also contribute to a significant amount of calories being consumed in a short period of time – these calories are often sugar based (beer, mixers, wine). This rapid in-take of sugar based calories, combined with an impaired digestive system can contribute to weight-gain of fatty tissue and excess fluid retention.
Coffee, Panadol, Soft drinks are a mainstay in many peoples hangover ‘recovery’ strategies, however, these options will only provide short-term pain relief and may contribute to a further accumulation of fatigue, stress and toxins being absorbed by the body – ultimately leading to a future illness.
The best way to get the body back on track in the days following a drinking session, is to rehydrate and replenish vital nutrients, whilst limiting the burden on digestion – a KARMIC Cold Pressed Juice Cleanse provides a perfect combination of raw, living nutrients that are assimilated directly to the body. The nutrients and enzymes of the cold pressed juice are delivered to the vital organs to assist with rehydration and the mopping up free-radical toxins that have accumulated during a binge.
The ingredients of a pressed juice cleanse are of upmost importance to its efficacy – Celery and Cucumber both contain compounds that can double the rate of rehydration (demonstrated at the University of Aberdeen). Additionally, the anti-inflammatory properties of cold pressed beetroot juice will counteract the inflammatory effect alcohol can have. An over-inflamed body can lead to undesirable skin conditions.
If juice that contains excessive fructose (fruits) is being consumed for cleansing, it will not be of great benefit and can actually contribute to further weight-gain (refer to blog a previous post “How Much Fructose Is In Your Daily Juice”). All KARMIC Juice is less than 5% fructose to promote a deeper Cleanse experience.
To limit the damage of over zealous, albeit fun, drinking sessions this spring & summer, consider healing the body with a cold pressed juice cleanse. It is the perfect way to bounce back by resting internal organs, reducing body inflammation / toxicity and reducing the impact from the over consumption of calories.