Liver, as the biggest organ in our body, is responsible for many functions including the most important – flushing all the toxins and the toxin waste out from the body. This function is important, because if the toxins stay in our body, they will make a toxic environment, which is ideal for carcinogenic cells.
Also, liver stores vitamins, minerals and nutrients for the organism, and helps in the digestion process. This is why it is very important our liver to be in good condition. If the liver slows in its function then the toxins will accumulate and they will be deposited in the fatty tissues.
If you have the following signs, then maybe your liver isn’t working properly:
• Gases, bloating, constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea
• Chronic fatigue
• Improper digestion
• Increased weight
• Acne and other skin issues
• Anxiety and depression
• Hormonal imbalance
• Chronic muscle and joint pain
And now comes the question, what can we do to improve our liver function?
First and most important is, to take care what we eat.
The following tips will improve our liver’s health:
• Try to avoid processed foods because they are full with sodium and other toxic substances.
• Drink enough water.
• Eliminate vegetable oils, such as: corn, canola, soybeans or sunflower.
• Go on a balance diet that will include grains, animal and plant protein, healthy fats, seeds and nuts.
• Eliminate refined sugars.
• Reduce the consumption of the fructose to 20 g per day.
• Take plenty dietary fiber: whole foods, artichokes, chia seeds, broccoli, avocados and Brussels sprouts.
• Increase the intake of green leafy vegetables. They are full with magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B and folate.
• Eliminate alcohol consumption or at least limit it.
• Include sources of vegetable and animal amino acids: eggs, chicken, parsley, raw spinach, cabbage, beets.
• Take food rich in sulfur, such as: broccoli, eggs, Brussels sprout, onion, garlic, kale, and asparagus.
These 3 ingredients are very beneficial for the liver:
Artichokes are rich in fiber and antioxidants, which protect and support the liver function.
Due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, turmeric is very effective in protecting the liver.
This medicinal herb is rich in antioxidants and also holds anti-fibrotic, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, which protect the liver from toxins, alcohol and viruses.