The holidays are clearly the hardest time of year to eat clean. Dinner parties often don't provide a ton of healthy options (Finger foods? I'll pass.) and martinis tend to go down like water (for me, anyway). Here's a juice recipe that I've tried by Dr. Taz that'll help to quickly reduce bloating so you can continue to party on without feeling gross.
2 ½ cups of water
3 small celery stalks
1 green apple, cut-up
1 lemon cut in half and freshly squeezed
Celery is a great remedy for stomach bloat because it is full of minerals that aid in digestion. Its high percentage of water and electrolytes help prevent dehydration while acting as a diuretic and reducing water retention. It is packed with flavonoids, potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin C—all great minerals for recuperating during a bloat flare-up.
From the help of its skin, green apples contain insoluble fiber, which is most effective in progressing digestion. They are also a good source of potassium, which is an excellent de-puffing agent.
Lemon is a natural detoxifier and acts as a cleansing agent. This helps to eliminate unwanted bloat and toxins from the body. I recommend sipping on hot lemon water in the morning to get your digestive system revved and going for the day.
Cucumbers are an excellent source of quercetin, a flavonoid antioxidant that helps to reduce swelling. It’s no mystery why we use them to de-puff under our eyes! They are also high in silica, caffeic acid, and vitamin C, which aid in the prevention of water retention.