Our liver is THE cleaning organ of our body. The liver keeps everything to work, remove all the toxins we ingest daily. This happens naturally through diet, everything that is not organic, processed or filled with preservatives, hormones, dyes and the like gives an extra burden on our liver. In addition, everything we breathe, smear on us, medications we take, stress and too much sun also on the list.
Our liver is working overtime! It all becomes too much, then the waste is stored in the body. In body fat that just will not melt, joint and tissue inflammation and-emerging diseases and disorders as a result.
A well-functioning liver is required for the optimum working of the eyes, heart, brains, joints and kidneys. A congested liver causes a great stress on the body. Thousands of species of enzymes are made in the liver and these in turn are responsible for most of the bodily functions. The absence of even a few of these enzymes creates a snowball effect in the body.
A detox every so often, is great for the liver, for example every season. There are also foods which we can add to our daily diet that can deliver a helping hand. Here is a list of five ‘normal’ foods that fit wonderfully into any diet.
Lukewarm water with lemon, this is a great daily detox the liver. Lemon juice alkali the body, what is needed after a night of detoxification. The best on an empty stomach, a large glass, just after getting up.
loaded with sulfur, a compound which activates the working of enzymes in the liver. Garlic also contains allicin, a very efficient antibiotic and selenium. Both necessary to protect the liver. Garlic is easy to add to soups, sauces, cheeses, dips and dressings. If you want to avoid garlic breath, you can also go for a good quality supplement.
Selenium ia a great anti-oxidant and stops the forming of toxines in the body and helps eliminating heavy metals. A wonderful source of selenium are brazil nuts. Just one or two a day provides you with more than enough selenium. Selenium is also very important mineralen for men, works super against prostate cancer. It is worth to add a this great nut to your daily diet.
not only great tasting and super alkalizing, it also contains compounds that protect the liver from damage. Good fats are so important for your metabolism, energy and absorption of vitamins. Coconut oil is also a great choice. Avocado’s go great in salads, wraps or as topping on a roasted slice of bread or cracker. Sweeten it with dates, cacao powder and serve it as a pudding or simply take along with a spoon for a snack.
a lovely herb and a great addition to all kinds of dishes. I add it to my soups, dressings, shakes, smoothies, pesto and the stems go in the juicer. Cilantro, and also parsley, help remove heavy metals from the bodyl. We can do a lot to make it easier on our livers and elevate our health and energy to a new level.
as a powder or as a fresh root, a powerful spice which protects the liver against toxic damage and encourages regeneration of liver cells. You can rasp the root or juice it, the turmeric powder can be added to sauces, dips, or to make a nice frothy turmeric shake.
Luckely all these superfoods are great tasting and easy to add to the daily diet at least one or two a day. Happy clean liver translates to a healthy, energized lean body!
Have a great day.