We know that scenario all too well: Your head is pounding like a jackhammer and your stomach feels the equivalent of 10 rollercoaster rides at a go. And if you’re still reeling from the regret of poor food and drink choices over the long weekend, maybe you need a detox.
Like all holidays, Chinese New Year was a great time for family and friends — both close and long-forgotten — to finally get together again. Then there was the incredible food and drinks. It marked a time when all logic went out the window, when even bak kwa seemed like a sensible option to binge on. Then there was all the yu sheng you tossed, the grand reunion dinner you stuffed yourself at, and all your favourite cookies, sodas, and liquors you’d been waiting all year for.
But we’re not big on being party poopers. After all, this joyous occasion only happens once a year — only you’ll have to work harder to make up for it after. Thankfully, your best option is not to starve, but to eat right. These foods not only detox, but might even get your body into better shape than it was before.