As the fast food industry grows at a rapid rate, almost every day we face with preservatives and additives in a package which cause environmental pollution. But, aside from that, your body will appreciate a boost which will come from something natural.
The main organ that is responsible for removing toxins from our body is our liver. It is responsible for regulating of all the chemical levels in our blood, as well as for creating a chemical called bile, in order to break down food easier. The liver processes, balances, breaks down the food and the blood that go through it, and turns it into nutrients, so they can be used by our body. It also serves as a storage for the essential minerals, vitamins and iron, so when its function is not as it should be, there is a great impact of fat digestion.
In this article we are going to present you a list of foods that you should consume, in order to maintain your liver running smoother than ever, to cleanse it and to make it even more healthier.
Many of us hate eating garlic, but also there are a lot of people that love the taste of it. But, you should know that garlic contains a lot of minerals, which are the body’s primary antioxidant defenders and they are: Selenium (Increases antioxidants to assist detoxification), Arginine (that relaxes the blood vessels), Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C. All there are minerals and vitamins which help in boosting the body and the liver, in order to have maximum performance, and to maintain overall healthy digestion.
This is one of the better carriers of vitamin C and glutathione.
Glutathione is a mineral that the liver produces naturally, and it is involved in building, as well as repairing of blood tissues, production of of chemicals and proteins. It also helps in strengthening our immunity overall.
We think that everyone of you knows that vegetables are the healthiest thing on our planet. They are able to protect our body from both factors: food and environment. Arugula, spinach and chicory increase the bile flow, in order to remove all the waste products from our body. On the other hand, beets naturally cleanse and purify the blood in order to boost the function of the liver, as well as the production of nutrients. Some other vegetables, such as broccoli, brussels sprouts and cauliflower help in the production of enzymes in the liver, which lead to the removal of bad toxins.
Maybe you don’t know, but avocados are considered as super – food for our liver. They are also rich in glutathione, Vitamin C, E and K, which have the function of defenders against all the damages in the liver. Vitamin K and E have the function of anti – inflammatory system and the healthy fats in them improve the cholesterol levels.
This tasty snack contains amino – acid arginine, which is used for helping the liver to detoxify ammonia. They also have great amounts of Omega – 3 fatty acids, which help in supporting the liver detoxification, neutralize free radicals, and they are also essential in building strong cell membranes around the cells of the liver.
The all – powerful force that turmeric contains is curcumin, as it is a strong antioxidant. It is also believed that it acts like liver cleanser, as it helps in protecting the bile and it improves its flow. It helps when the alcohol is turned into harmful compounds, so it cannot damage the liver. So sprinkling some turmeric on your dish is a great way, not just for adding some flavor, but also for taking all the health benefits that it has.
Watch the video below, from the Master Herbalist – Ron Teeguarden, in order to learn more.