Do you breathe fresh air? Or do you think you drink toxins-free water?
I hate to be the one telling you this, but chances are, the answer to both questions is no.
Like many of you, I also live in an environment with countless of toxins flying around.
We are faced with toxins in our home, in the food supply, in the place we work, everywhere around us.
And all those toxins take a tool on our liver.
The liver is one of the most important organs in our body, essentially trying to flush toxins out of our body.
But in order to function properly, our liver needs energy and food, same as we need.
Before I get to the foods that help with a liver cleanse, I feel I should tell you some of the symptoms that occur if your liver is not functioning properly.
Those are constipation, high blood pressure, inability to lose weight, moodiness, chronic fatigue, excessive sweating, poor appetite, and much more.
Now, onto the foods that help your liver cleanse from toxins.
I feel like every time I am writing a home remedy article, I must mention garlic.
It is simply amazing how powerful and how healthy this white bulb is.
Garlic activates enzymes in the liver that help your body flush out the toxins.
When it comes to citrus fruits, grapefruit is arguably the best one.
The fruit is high in both antioxidants and vitamin C, two ingredients that increase the cleansing processes of your liver.
You’ve probably heard so far that drinking a glass of water in the morning kickstarts your metabolism.
Well, one glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice will kickstart the enzymes in the liver that help the detoxification process.
Beets and Carrots
Eating beets and carrots is a great way to detoxify your body and help your liver flush out toxins.
One way to consume them is in a smoothie.
Smoothie from beets, carrots and apple are arguably one of the healthiest.
Broccoli and cauliflower are what I would like to mention here.
Consuming those two increases the amount of glucosinolate in your body which further improves the enzyme production in your liver.
Cruciferous vegetables help flush out carcinogens from your body, and they are best for liver to cleanse from heavy metals.
Another set of vegetables that help to cleanse your liver from heavy metals.
Leafy greens are best eaten raw, but you can also cook or juice them.
And the best part is, most of the leafy greens are extremely high in iron.
So in a way, you are flushing heavy metal toxins out, and getting more iron in.
Same as garlic, green tea is naturally found in almost any home remedy and natural remedy article.
The beverage is full with antioxidants, and the liver simply loves it.
So, make your liver a favor and swap your soda drinks and beverages with green tea.
In the family of nuts, walnuts are the ones you want for your liver cleanse.
They are rich with acid arginine, omega-3 fatty acids, and glutathione, all of which support your normal functioning of the liver.
One thing to note, you must make sure to chew the walnuts well before you swallow them.
If the liver could speak, he would probably tell you that turmeric is his favorite spice.
Turmeric boosts the production of enzymes that flush out carcinogens from your body and improve the function of your liver.
There are simply no words that can tell you how much healthier you would be if you swap your standard oil with olive oil.
What olive oil does is take the burden off your liver by providing lipid base that will suck up the toxins from your body.
Lemons and Limes
Another citrus fruit on the list and another one that is rich with vitamin C.
For the liver cleanse process, vitamin C is essential since it synthesizes toxic materials into smaller substances that can be absorbed by water.