After a long year, it's nearly time to unwind and celebrate the holidays with friends and family. Although the Christmas season is a wonderful time to gather with loved ones, it's easy to fall into unhealthy habits that could disrupt your wellness routine.
If you're concerned about staying on track during the holidays, you're not alone. Luckily, with a bit of advanced planning, you can still partake in the Christmas festivities in a healthy way. Below, we've pulled together a few tips from our nutritionist to help you enjoy a healthier holiday season.
Get creative with your fruits and veggies
Eating enough fruit and vegetables can be hard - and the holiday season can make it even tougher. However, there are creative ways to sneak fruit and veg into your diet without even realising it.
For example, you can take a quick wellness shot before heading out to dinner. All of our shots stimulate digestion and are safe to consume before a big meal, helping supply the nutrients needed at a cellular level to curb the effects of overindulgence. Alternatively, you can freeze any of our shots or juices into ice cubes and drop them into your cocktails or non-alcoholic drinks.
Either way, you'll get a convenient and easy-to-digest boost of essential vitamins and minerals. And depending on which juice product you choose, you'll also get more additional benefits, such as increased energy, improved digestion, and enhanced immunity.
Keep it balanced
Our schedules and routines often get completely thrown off around Christmas. Whether you're travelling or just spending more time on the go, you might find yourself reaching for processed or commercially-made foods more than usual.
While this isn't the end of the world, it might make you feel more run down or anxious. In that case, we suggest replacing some of these unhealthy treats with a daily juice. With this simple swap, you'll strengthen your ability to cope with stress, counteract poor sleep, and reduce anxiety.
Separately, too much eating and drinking may lead you to over-compensate at the gym. If you'll be working out hard this holiday season, it's smart to supplement your gym sessions with a quick juice shot. At 50ml, they're compact and portion-controlled, yet powerful enough to provide energy and hydration for your workout.
Recover the right way
For many of us, Christmas festivities can add extra stress on the body, particularly the liver. Often, this is caused by overindulging in alcohol or high-fat foods, exercising less often, or using paracetamol to alleviate hangovers.
The good news? There are proven ways to help your body recover faster. After overindulging, your best bet is to choose lighter food that's easy to digest - like a protein-rich smoothie. Our smoothies are packed with nutrients that will give you energy and make you feel full without burdening your digestive system, helping your body recover faster after partying.
When you're committed to wellness, the holiday season can be difficult to navigate. But with these nutritionist-recommended tips, you should be able to strike the right balance between fun and health, so you don't miss out on a moment of Christmas cheer.
Before the holidays begin, make sure you're stocked up on Juiced Life products. Visit our website to browse our shots, juices, smoothies, and more.