FOOD AND DRINKS BEFORE AND AFTER THE SAUNA?
It is not recommended to take heavy food before and after the sauna, as well as alcoholic beverages, including beer. Since we feel thirsty and hungry after taking a sauna, we need to replenish the water-salt balance in the body. Therefore, after the sauna, you need to drink water or green tea! It not only replenishes the water balance, but also stabilizes the metabolism, as well as betrays the entire process of fragrant piquancy.
Under the influence of high temperature, a person begins to sweat intensely, and then his body removes harmful substances. During bath procedures in the sauna, you can lose up to 2 liters of water, so between visits to the steam room, you should definitely replenish your body’s fluid reserves. The most traditional bath drink is tea, it quenches thirst, and, in addition, contains a lot of useful substances. Black or green tea can be mixed with herbs (mint, chamomile, hawthorn). And you can also prepare a medicinal herbal collection in advance, which will not only refresh you, but will be a delicious and useful drink during the hour of bath procedures. This decoction is made as follows: the collection of the necessary plants is filled with boiling water and infused for some time. Adding this medicinal broth to ordinary tea, you will get a fragrant drink enriched with a whole range of medicinal properties.
So, strawberry tea, containing vitamins b and C, will strengthen the body and accelerate the removal of toxins. Tincture of oregano has a diaphoretic effect and calms the nervous system. Tea from 15 rosehip fruits on 200 gr. water will give the body a daily norm of vitamins K, E, B2, C and R. Mint tincture will cleanse the body, cheer up and increase the vitality. You can mix all these teas with honey.