Feeling tired and sluggish? Having a hard time losing weight? Need an energy boost? If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions then you might want to try detoxing your liver! The liver is an amazing organ. Tasked with removing toxins from the body, the liver acts as a natural filter and is paramount when it comes to fat burning. However, with today’s poor, overly processed dietary habits and overindulgence, it is easy for your liver to become overwhelmed and “clogged”. I think many people could improve their liver with a detox. Let’s look at some simple ways you can do this with food today!
About That Liver
The liver filters the toxins from the bloodstream, chemically changing them into harmless substances that can be excreted easily. As one of the largest and most important organs in the body, the liver’s efficiency is vital to overall health.
If the liver is unable to remove all of the harmful substances from the bloodstream, the toxins build up in our tissues and cause numerous health problems, including elevated cholesterol (and all of the problems related to high cholesterol), digestive problems including constipation, nausea and irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, depression and disruption of sugar levels within the bloodstream. Chronic fatigue and pain are often signs of a liver that is not functioning efficiently. Not only that, you can also have hormonal imbalance as many hormones interact with the liver.
Liver Detox Supplements
There are many herbal supplement plans on the market to help with liver detoxification. Many of them have great testimonials and are not too uncomfortable to use. Try to avoid the harsh colon cleansers and complete fasts, as these tend to “shock” your system and release a large volume of harmful substances into the bloodstream at one time. Take it slow!
Detoxing With Food
You should always start with a simple less stressful plan for liver detox. Make a lifestyle change that will allow your liver to function more efficiently. First, have a liver detox diet that eliminates toxins from your diet and flush your system with filtered water. Eat organic foods and wash your fruits and vegetables carefully. Substitute processed foods for healthy meats, fruits and vegetables for organic foods and locally grown foods when possible. Switch to “liver healthy” foods that will support liver function: beets, artichokes, broccoli and cabbage, seaweed and radishes. In short, foods that will detox the liver are called cruciferous vegetables. (If you’re worried about goiters just be sure to add some sea kelp in with your diet as well however the benefits of eating a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables far outweigh the risk and generally the likelihood of getting a goiter is little to none.)
Examples of cruciferous vegetables:
- Bok choy
- Brussels sprouts
- Chinese cabbage
- Collard greens
- Daikon radish
- Land cress
- Mustard greens
- Shepherd’s purse
Try My Special Detox Drink (Video)
I made this video a while back but really love sharing it because it’s helped so many people with digestive health and liver health. Click here to watch it now. When you work on these key areas of the body not only will you have more energy but you’ll have better hormone communication, production and enhanced fat burning. All fat burning takes place through the liver. To this you can also add a good multi-vitamin like that you can find in my top picks and support for your liver function with such herbs like milk thistle that has been proven to regenerate liver cells.
Liver detoxification may be the answer if you are feeling achy, tired and having a hard time losing weight. Support your body’s natural filter and eat a liver healthy detox diet. You may be surprised at how much better you’ll feel. You can do it!
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