Foods to avoid
The liver carries several important functions, and blood purification is one of them. It filters blood, and eliminates toxins, bacteria, fungi, and partially digested food.
Alcohol, coffee, artificial food additives, preservatives, dairy, pesticides, prescription drugs, fatty foods, and environmental toxins affect the function of your liver. Constipated colon only makes the condition even worse.
Do a gastrointestinal cleanse to boost the function of your liver.
The following foods improve the function of your liver:
Add more fiber to your diet, and drink plenty of water to boost the detoxification of your liver. Fruit and vegetable salads provide tons of fiber. Oatmeal can do wonders for your body, so try to add it to your breakfast menu. Liver-detoxifying foods “send” toxins straight to the digestive tract, and that’s why you need to increase your intake of fiber and water.
Irregular bowel movement lead to accumulation of toxins in the body, and eventually get absorbed in the liver. Do not eat liver-detoxifying foods if you deal with constipation or irregular bowel movement. Beetroot juice is amazing, but in some people it may cause severe headaches. This indicates that your body is overly acidic and dehydrated which is why you’re in a desperate need of a detox method.
- Green vegetables
These are some of the most amazing liver-detoxifying foods. Chlorophyll is an excellent internal healer. It cleanses, stimulates and rejuvenates cells, boosts red blood cells, and acts as an antiseptic agent.
Chlorophyll cleanses your liver, so pick “greener” leaves.
Eat your leafy greens raw, slightly blanched or just juice them. These veggies are packed with fiber and other healthy nutrients. Juicing can help you get all the nutrients.
Phytonutrients bind and neutralize toxins. This stimulates the production of bile, and eases the elimination of toxins. Green juices work excellent when it comes to cleansing and alkalizing blood. Try them, and protect your liver. Artichoke, beet greens, bitter gourd/melon, broccoli, celery, cilantro, cucumber, dandelion greens, kale, spinach, parsley, Swiss chard, wheatgrass, and barley grass are some of the best choices.
- Dandelion roots and leaves
Dandelion is a wonderful detoxifying herb. It’s packed with vitamins A, B, C, and D, iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, manganese, copper, choline, calcium, boron and silicon.
You need the bitterness of dandelion to stimulate your digestive system, cleanse your liver and gallbladder, and stimulate the flow of blood. Your kidneys, pancreas, and spleen need this. You can find dandelion into capsules, pills, powder, tincture or tea.
- Reduces water retention
- Treats skin problems, including eczema and psoriasis
- Alkalizes blood
- Relieves allergy symptoms
- Boosts immunity
Consult your doctor before you use dandelion. You can find it in healthy food stores or buy it online.
Dandelion tea will change the color of your poop, and that means that the job is done. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water.
Phytonutriens in beets can do wonders. Beets are rich in betaine, betalains, betacyanin, betanin, folate, and iron.
Eat beets for their pectin. Apples are also rich in pectin. Fiber in beets eases the elimination of toxins. Beetroot juice protects your liver and bile ducts. Heal your liver to strengthen your body, and reduce inflammation.
If you can’t handle its taste, use half a medium-sized beetroot, and gradually increase the amount. Beets are super-powerful, so use them every other day. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water.
Add a slice of lemon you your beetroot juice to enhance its flavor, and boost the absorption of nutrients.
This amazing herb eliminates heavy metals from the liver. Add a bunch of cilantro and a couple of garlic cloves to your juices to boost their effect. Try masticating juicers.
Juice cilantro, and add chlorella powder to it. Store it in your fridge. Take a tablespoon of your cilantro juice twice a day.
Caution: This remedy may cause headaches. Don’t use it if your bowel movement is irregular, and don’t forget your water.
Heavy metal poisoning is caused by lead, mercury, iron, cadmium, thallium, cobalt, copper, etc. Other juices don’t provide the same effect, so always go with cilantro.
Cilantro prevents bacterial, viral, fungal, and yeast infections. It reduces swellings, lowers blood pressure, relieves arthritis symptoms, lowers cholesterol, smoothens cellulite, relieves PMS symptoms, reduces cramps, improves liver function, regulates blood sugar, stimulates the secretion of insulin, etc.
It’s part of the ginger family. Use it to enhance digestion and cleanse your liver. Turmeric is often used in Asian cuisine, and you can find it in the local Asian market.
Curcumin in turmeric protects liver, and shrinks engorged hepatic ducts. This is useful in the treatment of hepatitis, cirrhosis, and jaundice.
Properly functioning liver contributes to the healing of eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
Turmeric stimulates the production of bile, and improves its flow. Your liver needs this to eliminate toxins. Bile “rejuvenates” liver.
- Antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect
- Anticancer power
- Anti-aging agent
- Heals disease of the digestive tract
- Prevents the oxidation of cholesterol, and reduces the risk of heart disease
- Boosts mental performance
- Strengthens the intestinal flora
- Treats common colds
- Relieves sinusitis
Garlic contains 17 amino acids, 33 sulfur compounds, 8 minerals, and vitamins A, B1 and C. believe it or not, garlic doesn’t contain allicin. It produces it. Allicin is formed through a phytochemical reaction, and to obtain this reaction you should smash or chop your garlic.
Sulfur in garlic triggers enzymes that flush out toxins. It destroys bacteria, fungi and viruses.
Sulfur is responsible for the transport of oxygen to the infected areas. Germs can’t thrive in oxygenated area, and this wards off infections.
Garlic protects liver from toxins, stimulates the detox process, and offers an array of health benefits. Combine it with cilantro to boosts its detoxifying properties, and get rid of heavy metals.
Garlic is a powerful detoxifying agent, so add a couple of cloves to your juice to strengthen your intestinal flora.
Source: Juicing For Health