Eid-ul-Adha: How to feel better after overeating

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The festival has come to an end, and you ate far too much  far more than your body could tolerate at one time. Your eyes were clearly larger than your stomach.

A typical stomach can store one or two cups of food. When the stomach stretches to accept up to twice that amount, you begin to feel pain.

Now you feel miserable. You’re bloated, tired and pretty much disgusted with yourself.

So now what?

  1. First thing to do is relax. Being hard on yourself isn’t the answer.
  2. No napping: Fight the urge to fall asleep too soon after feasting
  3. Take it easy: If you ate too much to the point of being overly full avoid doing any strenuous physical activity
  4. Go natural: If you’re feeling nauseous or have an upset stomach try some ginger
  5. Drink Plenty Of Water: Water flushes out toxins from your stomach. It maintains digestive health by keeping you hydrated.
  6.  Saltwater Flush: Mix 2-3 teaspoons of Himalayan pink or sea salt in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it on an empty stomach. This will cleanse your colon within a few minutes.
  7. Fiber-Rich Diet: Fibre maintains your digestive health and works as fuel for maintaining a healthy colon. It keeps your bowel movements smooth and regular. High fibre can be found in various fruits and vegetables such as apples, pears, strawberries, carrots, etc. Other fiber-rich foods include kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas, quinoa, oats, etc.
  8. Honey And Lemon Water: Drink lemon water with a tablespoon of honey every morning to get a clear stomach.
  9. Juices And Smoothies: Blends of fruits and vegetable juices, including apples, lemons and aloe vera, contain nutrients essential for your body. These juices trigger colon movement and clean the stomach.
  10. Resistant Starches: Resistant starch is mainly found in potatoes, rice, legumes, green bananas, and grains. Like fibre, these starches maintain colon health by boosting gut microflora. They also decrease colon cancer risk.
  11. Probiotics: These reduce colon inflammation and maintain the colon cycle by adding good bacteria in your gut and smoothing out bowel movements. Apple cider vinegar is a probiotic that suppresses harmful bacteria and cleanses the colon.
  12. Fish Oil: It contains omega-3 fatty acids that help in cleaning the stomach.
  13. Peppermint: It reduces colon inflammation and stomach pain. Consuming it daily helps in cleaning the stomach.
  14. Asafoetida Powder/ Andrew Liver Salt: It’s an effective way to get rid of indigestion. You may consume a tablespoon of asafoetida powder with a glass of warm water for stomach cleansing.