Detoxifying Your Liver, One Bite at a Time

Detoxifying Your Liver, One Bite at a Time

June 12th, 2013

Throughout the course of a year, a lot can happen. It is important to take care of your body and help it keep up with your busy lifestyle. One of the most important organs in your body, the liver, is under constant beratement from the alcohol you consume (if you do drink alcohol) and the food that you eat. A liver detox can give your immune system the boost it needs to keep your health in tip-top shape. A simple change in your diet can be the step up you need.

The liver is in charge of flushing out the majority of the toxins in your system. It also produces bile, which is another way this organ detoxifies your body. This process is necessary to break down fats and proteins from food. The proper functioning of this vital component of your body is also linked to the performance of your brain, heart, joints, kidneys, and your eyes.

Here are some foods that will help liver detox:

garlic1Garlic- Garlic has a high amount of allicin and selenium, which aid your liver in activating enzymes that work to flush harmful toxins out of your liver and body.

Grapefruit- This fruit can help your liver flush out toxins and carcinogens. Being high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, this citrus fruit is more than just a refreshing snack! Naringenin is a flavonoid compound that grapefruits also boast alongside with

grapefruit26their other health benefits, which helps the liver burn fat.

Lemon- Lemons are rich in Vitamin C and help the liver flush out toxins. They also aid the body during the digestion process.

Avocado-It seems that the health benefits from this fruit are endless. In relation to your liver, the antioxidant glutathione Green-Teahelps filter out toxic material from your liver. It is said that two avocados a week can dramatically help the condition of your liver.

Green Tea- Other than being a delicious alternative to a morning cup of coffee, green tea will fill your cup to the brim with catechins, a powerful variety of antioxidants.

Brussels Sprouts-This veggie may be controversial in taste, but before you cringe, know that it is proven to bump up your glucosinolate levels. Glucosinolate helps the body create enzymes for digestion.

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Spinach-This leafy green has the ability to negate the negative effects of metals, pesticides, and some chemicals that you may ingest when you eat. Spinach also helps fortify the liver.

Turmeric-This spice is well known for helping the body digest fats and help start bile production in the liver.



-Josh Gordon, Editor

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