What to Do When You've Overeaten
You didn't plan to indulge, but one primo led to a secondo, and then a dolce...and now you're full-to-bursting. Here's how to find some relief—as well as what not to do.
Meet Your New After-Dinner Drink
Naturally caffeine-free chicory-root tea can relax your mood and possibly your digestive tract, as well, says Beth McDonald, an integrative and sports nutritionist at the Continuum Center for Health and Healing
, an integrative health program affiliated with Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. Chicory, which usually has a roasted-coffee flavor, is known among herbalists for helping to move things along
. Chamomile tea has a similarly sedating effect on the digestive system.