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Eat 7 Foods to Clean your Liver

Every person’s health and well-being depends on how well their body removes and purges toxins from food and the environment. One of the main ways that the body rids itself of toxins is through the liver. In fact, the liver is one of the hardest working organs in the body. It works tirelessly to detoxify our blood, produce the bile needed to digest fat, break down hormones, and store essential vitamins, minerals and iron.

Your liver is a robust and regenerative organ. What you eat can directly help the liver function at it's best to rid toxins from the body. When the tissue of the liver gets inflamed you can develop cirrhosis and function declines.


Symptoms of this can include:

· Itchiness

· Yellow skin and whites of eyes

· Lethargy

· Achy joints

· Nauseous

· Lowered cognitive function

· Gall stones –due to lack of bile which is made in liver


THE GOOD NEWS!!

You can improve the liver's function with a good diet. Liver regeneration is the process by which the liver is able to replace lost liver tissue from growth from the remaining tissue. The liver is the only visceral organ that possesses the capacity to regenerate.


Your liver plays a central role in detoxifying your body by keeping your blood clean and free of damaging chemicals and toxins. The primary duty your liver performs is filtering the blood that comes from your digestive tract. From the liver, blood flows to the rest of your body. Your liver also metabolizes alcohol and prescription drugs. As your liver performs these critical functions, it produces and releases bile to aid in digestion. When your liver is healthy it releases and safely passes the bile from the body on a regular basis.


Here are the 7 BEST foods to clean your liver and get it functioning better.


1. Broccoli Sprouts

Research shows that the consumption of sulforaphane-rich broccoli sprouts can reduce liver markers that are associated with liver dysfunction. By reducing oxidative stress in your liver, Sulforaphane can help the liver get rid of toxins (caffeine, drugs, chemicals and poisons) which leads to inflammation, diabetes, and cancer. Effects of eating Sulforaphane can stay in the body for approximately 2 weeks.


2. Garlic

Garlic is a natural antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory. A mineral present in garlic, called selenium can cleanse the liver.


3. Tumeric

Contains Curcumin which is a power house in reducing inflammation. It also detoxifies heavy metals: lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic. Helps repair and regenerate liver function.


4. Beets

Beets are used to break down toxic wastes to help excrete them from the body faster. They do this by improving enzymatic activity and stimulating bile flow. Beets are a terrific source of fibre and Vitamin C, which naturally cleanses the digestive system.


5. Mushrooms

Mushrooms have high glutathione, a main antioxidant for the liver. The way that mushrooms grow and develop, results in the accumulation of a variety of bioactive compounds. These compounds such as phenolic acids, terpenes, polysaccharides, and proteins impart beneficial effects on the tissues and organs in your body — and specifically, your liver. Not all mushrooms are created equal, however, and it’s important to distinguish which ones are crucial components for liver health. Cordyceps - Research shows that cordyceps mushrooms can halt the process of fibrosis by intervening with collagen deposition. During fibrosis, collagen deposits in your tissues and builds up; this is the process that can lead to scarring. The more scarring, the less optimal your liver is able to function. Therefore, cordyceps may provide hepatoprotective effects against liver injury.



6. Avocados

Choosing to eat an avocado is an ideal option for people with liver health problems. It has healthy fats, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties that make this fruit a superstar for anyone working to defend a compromised liver. They contain antioxidant vitamins E and C, glutathione, lutein and zeaxanthin. If that’s not enough —they’re also high in fibre and potassium, and provide a good amount of folate as well.



7. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Good olive oil is a complex mixture of around 30 oils and phytochemicals which support liver function and soothe activated stellate cells which cools inflammation. Just 1 tsp can show improvements. It decreases fat and insulin sensitivity, reduces insulin resistance and is a powerful anti-inflammatory.



To watch a great video click here. Dr Berg is a great source of information.


TOP of the list : Broccoli Sprouts

The number one food to help cleanse your liver: 4 day old broccoli sprouts with the highest amounts of Sulforaphane out there. Most of these things you can put all into one smoothie! Maybe minus the mushrooms and garlic....


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