Does liver cleansing with food really work?
In a nutshell – YES! Liver cleansing with food works.
Of course, you don’t expect a one night miracle where you will wake up to a slimmer, energized and healthier version of yourself. We are going to delve into the root cause of sluggishness, chronic fatigue and weight gain, what you should do to eliminate it once and for all and how to maintain your fabulous new self by cleansing your liver.
Liver cleansing may also help fight off cancer by strengthening your immune system.
There is also evidence that the liver cleanse diet is a natural treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This is attributed to the high healthy fat content of the liver cleanse diet which boosts your brain’s nerve system.
Detox Your Liver the Natural Way
We live in a world that’s chockfull of toxins be it in the air we breathe, our food, our water… so much so that their entrance into our bodies has become unavoidable. Your liver and kidneys play a vital role of filtering toxins out of your body, but your liver has an additional function of breaking down the present toxins in order to expel them from your body.
This enzymatic process occurs in two phases – breaking down the toxins and bonding these broken parts to other molecules that destroy the toxic substances and expel them from your body through sweat, urine and fecal matter.
While following a nutrient dense diet supports your liver, cleansing takes it a step further by helping eliminate the stored toxins therefore allowing your liver to reboot and rejuvenate.
The Liver Cleanse – The Weight Loss Secret You May Not Have Heard
If you can’t seem to shrink down your waist line no matter how clean you eat or how much you train, the problem may not be your waistline but another organ.
Most of us are guilty of not giving much thought to our livers, except maybe when contemplating that third shot of tequila, but its health is essential to your general health and weight. Your liver is perhaps the most worked organ in your body: it filters out toxins such as alcohol and medication as well as byproducts of the digestive process such as ammonia; it plays a role in regulating glucose, blood sugar, blood pressure, insulin, immunity, blood cholesterol and testosterone; it helps in digestion by generating bile which helps breakdown fat and absorb fat particles and water soluble minerals and vitamins.
Because of this extensive to do list, your liver is in need of some tender loving care. When it gets overworked, toxic compounds start building up which triggers inflammation, the main culprit behind weight gain and obesity.
Fat accumulation around the belly is usually a sign of a stressed out liver. With this, it means that no matter how much you reduce your caloric intake, for as long as you don’t eat liver cleansing foods, weight loss is mostly impossible.
The 1, 2, 3’s Of Cleansing Your Liver
Do you experience chronic fatigue, digestive problems, and regular skin breakouts, insulin imbalances which can cause excessive cravings, low energy, extreme thirst and urination? Well, it’s advisable that you first visit your doctor to ensure that you don’t have an underlying medical problem.
Once you are on the clear, you can embrace the following lifestyle changes to help restore your liver into perfect condition and eliminate all problems including that stubborn weight!
- If you are a smoker, stop!
- Don’t drink alcohol.
- Take medication only when necessary. Taking something like Tylenol when youdon’t really have to can have severe consequences for your liver.
- Eat clean, healthy, natural and wholesome foods and avoid all processed and refinedfood products as they tend to burden your liver for no good reason.
- Add cruciferous veggies such as cabbage, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower,lettuce, kale and collards to your diet. These veggies are endowed withglucosinolates, compounds that bind and eliminate toxin molecules.
- Season your food with natural herbs and spices and limit your intake of salt whichoften leads to water retention thus stressing your liver even more.
- Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day to help your liver in burning fat and alsoboost your metabolism.
- Prepare your food from scratch so you know the exact ingredients that are goinginto your food.
Natural Therapies for Your Liver
Picture this: a swimming pool with a mechanized water filter. If the filter is clogged with debris, the entire swimming pool gets contaminated with the same debris. The liver is your body’s filter and your body is the swimming pool.
Thankfully, you can cleanse your liver using natural herbs then continue eating fresh and healthy foods to ensure your liver remains fully functional.
Some of the most effective liver cleansers include:
Milk Thistle Seed
This has been used since time immemorial to heal the liver and gallbladder. It helps with the detoxification and elimination of poisons such as alcohol and medicine, stimulation of bile production, improved digestion and renewal of damaged liver tissue.
Hot Lemon Water
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon into a cup of hot water and drink it every single morning first thing after waking up. Remember, this is not lemonade, so don’t add any sugar or sweetener. Hot lemon water helps your liver produce more enzymes that help it function better.
This is the ultimate superfood and it does a great job of helping your liver eliminate toxins. In particular, avocado protects your liver from galactosamine, a very powerful toxin that is the leading contributor of liver damage.
Thinly slice garlic and add it to your salad or use it in your cooking. Garlic is naturally endowed with Sulphur compounds that boost the production of enzymes in your body. Additionally garlic has two compounds, allicin and selenium, which are good for protecting your liver.
This is one of the ‘cure all’ spices and it certainly does an amazing job of protecting your liver from toxin damage and also boosts the regeneration of liver cells. It also encourages natural bile production.
The best thing about cilantro is that you can add it to your breakfast smoothie, lunch salad or main dish. It does a great job of eliminating heavy metal toxins from your body therein lightening the burden on your liver.
Liver cleansing is crucial to your health ad you should always help your liver whenever you can. All the recipes we are going to look at in the second part of this book will help you carry on with liver cleansing.
Originally posted 2019-08-11 20:53:41.