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.
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.