Healthy eating habits for a better well-being

Feeling a bit guilty about overindulging in festive treats? Is eating fast food everyday making you unwell? Opt for a full body detox. Naturally, there are tons of tips on how to go about detoxing your body. We would like to show you a little bit of how detox is done in Slovenia. Since long ago, people have been known to occasionally take a break from heavy high-calorie foods. Today, the detox diet is based on natural and local ingredients. Here are some tips that will help you improve your well-being by yourselves, but should you be interested in a more comprehensive approach to detox, be sure turn to the experts for help.

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Fasting – our ancestors’ way of detoxing

As a way to cleanse their bodies, our ancestors used to fast. The fast usually started after Shrove Tuesday and lasted until Easter. During this time, they did not eat meat, and their diets mainly consisted of vegetable stews, dairy dishes, cabbage and bean dishes, žganci and other flour-based dishes, porridge, potatoes and, in Istria, also codfish and polenta. Among the most recognisable cleansing foods are certainly the pickled turnip and sauerkraut, both of which have beneficial effects on digestion and are high in vitamin C.

Recipes for guilt-free dishes

Turn over a new leaf in your diet and treat yourself to healthy dishes. Here are some recipes for typical Slovenian dishes made with local ingredients that will help you cleanse your body and improve your well-being.

Choose locally produced food

Vegetables, fruit and herbs are usually the basis of detox diets. To maximise the effect of the ingredients in your cleansing meals, look for ingredients that are grown naturally and are locally sourced. You can find them at local markets or farms.

Use the power of herbs to feel good

When talking about ways to detoxify our bodies, one of the first things to spring to mind is herbal tea. In nature, a variety of herbs can be found that have a detoxifying or cleansing effect. Our ancestors were closely connected to nature and its cycles. For example, after what was often a long and dark winter, time came for new life and cleansing. 

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Herbal enthusiasts Amanda and Maja, who offer visitors a unique sensory experience of herbs in their herb garden and tea room in Gornji Grad, explain how nature itself offers the best possible ways to cleanse and detoxify the body, something that our ancestors were already aware of. The first plants that emerge in spring and can be used to detox are dandelion, nettle, wild garlic, wild hop shoots, yarrow and young birch leaves. They are most effective when eaten fresh. Amanda and Maja recommend eating them with lettuce, spinach or adding them to cooked buckwheat with a drizzle of olive oil.

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In Slovenia, herbalism has a rich history, especially in some monasteries such as Stična, Olimje and Pleterje, and is becoming increasingly popular. Follow the scent of herbal plants all across Slovenia and discover herb gardens and herbal experiences that will revitalise your senses, body and spirit. Consult experienced herbalists about herbs that will help you on your way to detoxifying your body.

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A toast to health – with mineral water

Slovenia is rich in natural thermal and mineral waters. You can experience the power of healing waters in Slovenian spas and natural health resorts by enjoying baths, thermal pools and various treatments. There are also mineral-rich waters that you can drink to help cleanse your body.

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Back on a healthy track with fruit and vegetable smoothies

Vegetables and fruit are your best detox allies. Fresh juices made from locally and organically produced fruit and vegetables, cooked and raw vegetables and fruit, whey and clear vegetable broths are an important part of the programmes offered at Terme Šmarješke Toplice, where detoxification and healthy living are given great attention and approached in a professional way. Because each person is different, they always adapt the fasting programme to the individual. They have also kindly shared with us some tips on which ingredients you can use to make delicious smoothies for your daily meals.

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