Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Foods For Cleansing The Liver

*Garlic-activates the liver enzymes that helps your body flush out toxins. Garlic also holds high amounts of allicin and selenium, two natural blood building compounds that aid in liver cleansing.
*Grapefruit-High in both vitamin C and antioxidants, grapefruit  boosts production of liver detoxification enzymes that help flush out carcinogens and other toxins.

*Leafy Green Vegetables-One of our most powerful allies in cleansing the liver, Extremely high in plant chlorophylls, greens literally suck up environmental toxins from the blood stream. With their distinct ability to nuetralize heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides, these cleansing foods offer a powerful protection for the liver.
Incorporating leafy greens such as swiss chard, kale,   dandelion greens, spinach, mustard greens and chicory into your diet will help increase the creation and flow of bile, the substance that removes waste from organs and the blood. One of the easiest ways to get a large variety of greens into your diet is by drinking "green smoothies".  Key "smoothie" into the search box for more info and recipes.

*Avocados-help the body produce glutathione, which is necessary for the liver to cleanse and remove harmful toxins. Recent studies indicate improved liver health when at least one avocado is eaten daily.
*Cold-pressed Organic Oils-Olive, hemp, flax-seed and coconut oils are great for the liver.  Use them in moderation. to provide a lipid base that sucks up harmful toxins in the body taking some of the burden off the liver in terms of the toxic overload.  2 tablespoons of good oils plus a supplement of fish oils each day is highly reccommended. 
*Walnuts-Hold a high amount of the amino acid arginine, which aids the liver in removing  ammonia. Walnuts are also high in glutathione and omega-3 fatty acids which support normal liver cleansing actions.
*Turmeric helps boost liver detox, by assisting enzymes that actively flush out known dietary carcinogens.
*Herbal Green tea is loaded with catechins, a type of plant antioxidant that has been shown in studies to eliminate liver fat accumulation and promote proper liver function. This powerful herbal beverage also protects the liver against toxins that would otherwise accumulate and cause serious damage.  Green tea is excellent for battling fatty liver disease.

revised from raw beauty

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