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Discovering Seven Foods That Cleanse The Liver Daily

From the good people over at Natural News, I was able to find a list of seven foods you want to add to your diet that will cleanse the liver on a regular basis. Now here’s the thing – if all you do is add these foods, and you continue to eat fast food every day, take a ton of drugs, drink hard liquor several times a week, and you never exercise, then guess what? You will become diseased at some point in time – plain and simple.

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The Best Foods That Cleanse The Liver

You cannot just “add” these foods, without adding other key components as well. With health, as it is with life, the more you can add to the pot over time, the better it’s going to be – it’s called progress. If all you can do is eat a salad from McDonalds without puking, then start with the McDonalds salad.

In time, you’ll develop the taste buds to add vegetables to that salad that Mickey Dees doesn’t offer. Soon thereafter you’re going to try a real salad, and realize the McDonald salad was a joke next to a real one. Not too long after that you’re going to be eating greens you once thought were disgusting, like kale.

It’s a progression over time. However, if all you do is add these foods, and you do not add other key components, like drinking water on a regular basis, creating a daily movement program, and taking time to breathe the stress out of your life, then you will be wasting your time.

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The first up is Garlic, and garlic is made up of compounds that contain sulfur, which activate enzymes that help to flush toxins from the body. It also contains allicin and selenium, two phytonutrients proven to protect the liver from damage, while also aiding in the liver’s normal detox process as well.

Next are grapefruits. I’ve always loved grapefruits, and really never knew they were great for helping the liver burn fat, and not just store it. Grapefruits make your face do all kind of stupid faces when you bite into them because they’re so tart, but then we do it all over again – what’s wrong with us?!

Green tea is brimming with catechins, a kind of plant antioxidant that studies have shown helps eliminate fat accumulation that occurs over time, which can lead to liver malfunction. In addition, green tea helps with protecting the liver as well.

Leafy green vegetables like spinach, arugula, dandelion greens, chicory, mustard greens, and bitter gourd contain a number of compounds that help stop damaging toxins in their place. Leafy greens also help to eliminate herbicides and pesticides from the body, while also helping with the production of bile.

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Another one of my favorite veggie-fruits is avocado. I call them a veggie-fruit because I only ever eat these things with a salad – never by themselves. I can eat a mango all by itself. I can eat a watermelon all by itself. Avocado goes in a salad, with other vegetables – hence the name, veggie-fruit.

But these bad boys are loaded with compounds that help to produce glutathione, which helps protect the liver from a toxic overload. Some researchers have science that shows eating one or two avocados a day, for 30 days, can help repair a damaged liver.

Walnuts also contain glutathione, but they also are filled with amino acid called l-arginine, and omega-3 fatty acids; which helps detoxify the liver of ammonia. Surprisingly, a nut, like a walnut, helps to oxygenate the blood, and even their hard shells contain elements that can be used in liver-cleansing formulas.

The last food is Turmeric, which looks more like a powder, or spice, than an herb.  This one food can actually help to regenerate damaged liver cells, boosts the production of bile, and helps to improve gallbladder function.

All these foods, when added to your daily diet, and in conjunction with water, the right amount of sleep, a movement program, and all the rest, will help you detox your liver almost on a daily basis. Can you handle that? Truth is most people won’t.

It doesn’t mean they aren’t able to, it just means they have decided not to become focused on what they want. If you’re more worried about a big screen TV, than you are your liver – guess what? You’re buying that big screen TV, no matter what’s going on with the lver. It’s all about focus and priorities.

When your health becomes apriority in your life, then all the stuff we talk about here on this site becomes a breeze. Until then, it’s all “hard” and “uncomfortable.” The day I decided to get real with myself, and get serious about my health, all the stuff that held me back just seemed to dis appear.

The same will happen for you. You just need to get serious. When you do, watch how much your body can deliver when you feed it the fuel it needs to burn at levels you once thought were impossible.

Have A Defensive Strategy When Using A Detox Liver Program

We’ve discussed several times on this site, the value of having a functioning liver. Truth be told, the word “value” doesn’t even cut it. Your liver is priceless, forget about valuable or even invaluable. Once you liver goes, you’re in trouble.

Doctors of the past, used to be able to look at you and tell if your liver was working properly. They looked at your eyes, and the color of your skin, and would feel around your back, pressing certain areas to see your response. Today, without a wide range of tests – many doctors have no idea if your liver is functioning at a high level.

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This is why preventative measures are always the best kind of measures to take. It’s my personal belief that that you play defense with your body, until you’re forced to play offense. I know that may sound a little strange, so let me explain.

Defense, for me, and the way I think, means doing everything you can to make sure you defend your body from toxicities that are constantly attacking it. This comes in the form of what you eat, drink, shower with, breathe in every day, and everything else. Toxicity is everywhere, isn’t it? Well, to guard against that I believe in detoxing my system at least twice a year, and eating a detox diet throughout the year.

This may seem extreme, but what I consider extreme is someone dying at forty-two years old because their liver failed after years of hard drinking, poor diet, and lack of movement. That kind of story seems a lot more extreme than anything I’m doing.

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How about a thirty-eight year old stuck in one of those scooters for old people, because they aren’t able to talk around more due to disease in their body? See, that kind of outcome seems ridiculous to me when you compare it with the simple steps I take to ward off that kind of result.

Another part of my defensive strategy is going to the doctor at least once a year for a check-up. I got on doctors more than anyone I personally know, and I rail against them all the time online – but I have respect for them; and I know what they’re qualified to help me with – symptomology.

They can detect any abnormalities in my system better than I ever could, and because they can – I reverse engineer that skill to let me know everything is fine. In other words, if they don’t find anything – I know the steps I’m taking are working, and I just make sure to maintain the strategies and tactics I’m using to be able to repeat that result again and again.

Now the offense starts when they do find something. It’s at that point, that I begin listening to the options they give me, with the last option always being surgery. If you can figure out a way to get the result you want, without them opening up, the better.

This is why detoxing the liver is so vital to your health. Why wait until a doctor is giving you options like “gallbladder removal” to start taking actions that can avoid having to deal with that altogether? Alcohol, taking certain prescription drugs, Hepatitis B, Cancer, and abnormal blood flow can lead to liver disease – and all of these factors can be attributed to lifestyle, and can be reduced, or even eliminated in some cases.

Here are signs that your liver is starting to become sick:

    • For women, PMS or hormonal problems
    • Pain in right side under rib cage (liver area)
    • Yellowish complexion
    • High cholesterol
    • Eye pain/red eyes, or yellow
    • Indigestion after fatty meals
    • Nausea
    • Allergies/hayfever
    • Depression
    • Headaches
    • Irritability/Anger
    • Fatigue
    • Difficulty burning fat
    • Mood swings

Remember, about 75% of liver tissue damage needs to take place before you start seeing the symptoms of disease, but your doctor will usually find out once 90% of damage is already in place. By then, the chances of coming back from that become less and less.

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A detox cleanse for your liver is vital to maintaining. Here are some simple steps you can take: create a movement program – get your butt up and moving. Like Brad Pitt’s character in World War Z said, “Movement is life.” Although he was talking about zombies, it’s true I real life as well.

Humans were never meant to sit down at a computer for eight hours a day; and just because you do, doesn’t mean you have to sit on the couch for seven more when you go home. Create a plan that’s revolves around a passion that involves movement, like sports, swimming, martial arts, etc. This makes the working out process less of a chore, any more of a way to help you get better at what it is you already like to do.

If you’re taking a lot of medication, start finding ways to get off them immediately. If you’re taking pills due to high blood pressure, start working on ways to lower your blood pressure. I mean, I know this may sound overly simplistic, but folks – it really is that simple. Do not let the marketers, and powers-that-be, fool you into believing you need medication in your life to be healthy.

We went thousands of years without medication – why would you think we need all of that crap now? Lastly, focus on what you eat. What you eat can either make you or break you. If you ever find yourself pausing just before you order something at a fast food spot, don’t dismiss it – that pause was your unconscious letting you know that what you are eating isn’t good for you. Make a new choice and get something better, or get the heck out of that place altogether.

A full body detox that includes the liver, digestive system, and kidneys is required at least once a year if you’re at all serious about your health. To take proactive measure, you also want to make sure that you are eating a detox-like diet as well. There are, of course, no guarantees in life; but if all you did was all you could do, then at least you can look yourself in the mirror and know that you did everything possible on your own behalf – 9.5 times out of 10, that will be enough.