Before we get started, lets take a second to review why the liver is important to the body.
The liver dissects, sorts, and converts nutrients available in foods once they reach the digestive system.
- metabolize proteins used for energy
- helps spread nutrients through the bloodstream,
- storing certain nutrients and vitamins
- Managing conversion of fats and carbohydrates
Liver Damage can be caused by excessive alcohol consumption, excessive antibiotic prescriptions, chemical household products, chemically sprayed crops, air pollution, and obesity.
Signs that your liver may be damaged significantly already are Jaundice, enlarged Liver, bloating and gas, bruising easily, dry and dark patches on neck, pale or extremely dark stool, and dark urine.
A healthy liver is essentially to digesting all ingested food better, and is essential in the storing and spread of nutrients and fats throughout the body. Neglecting this important organ would spell disaster.
Morning- Rejuvenated Prep
- Drink Warm Lemon Water
Lemon water has been proven in studies and personal testimonials time and time again to be a miracle drink. Lemons are known to help the body regulate the consumption of sugars and fats within the body, keeping your liver from being overworked. In addition to that, the alkalizing power of lemons will naturally detox your liver and cause it to naturally flush itself and repair and prepare healthy cells. In addition to that, the antioxidants in lemons aid the self-protection of liver cells as they do their dirty job of detoxing the body.
This can be made simply by mixing the juice of half a lemon with warm water.
- Eat a Grapefruit
Grapefruits by nature reduce inflammation within body and help protect the body’s healthy cells. Combating the inflammation can directly combat a typical liver illness called hepatic fibrosis where extra tissue builds up in the Liver due to chronic inflammation. Grapefruits also have an extremely high antioxidant amount, with the highest ones being Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene, Lycopene, and Flavanones. These antioxidants protect cells within the Liver from damage inflicted through diet and can help the cells repair and rejuvenate themselves. These four antioxidants also pull double duty also play a part in helping prevent heart disease, cancer, and muscular degenerative diseases.
These can be incorporated into the diet simply by eating the slices alone, putting them into a smoothie, or combining with other fruit into a parfait.
Day- Work Grind
- Drink Green Tea
A couple of times a day try to drink some Green Tea. Green Tea has shown repeatedly that it benefits the liver through toxicity markers seen in blood. Green Tea also has a high concentration of Catechins, one of the post powerful antioxidants that reduces free radical considerably. Lower free radicals significantly lowers inflammation throughout the whole body especially the liver being that it would be the organ having to catch the effects of those radicals within the body. Also, this reduces the stress on digestive organs throughout the body, enabling you to digest/absorb nutrients better.
Green Tea can be made in your home in the morning and taken in a container throughout the day, or you can buy it in larger amounts if that suits your lifestyle better.
- Include Cruciferous Vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables include Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, kale and mustard greens. Each one of these options is full of phytonutrients, carotenoids, and flavonoids that help neutralize toxins that normally would be absorbed by the liver. In addition to that, these plants are full of Glucosinolates, these compounds trigger the body to make enzymes to detox heavy metals, and destroy cancerous cells in the body. Not only do these lessen the work the liver has to do, they also have nutrients that cause aid in liver cell rejuvenation and healing.
There are endless possibilities these mighty vegetables can incorporated into any type of lifestyle. Fun and popular options include a sweet-bitter salad, roasting in the stove, blanching, or even or sautéing stove-top with extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil.
Night- Scaled down Reflection
- Avocado Power!!
Avocados are another high density source or Glutathione. This compound helps the liver in the filtration process and over time helps increase liver function strength. In addition to that Avocados large amounts of fiber and potassium, which aid in the detoxification and excretion of toxins and waste within the body as a whole. To make it even better Avocados have healthy monosaturated fats, healthy cholesterols, and High Density Lipoproteins that are essential to proper liver function. These amazing fruits basically power-boost the liver and prevent long term diseases resulting from liver overuse.
There are endless possibilities for this amazing food! Salads, Buddha Bowls, Guacamole and chips are fun popular options, but lesser done possibilities are smoothies, pudding, and sandwiches.
- Herbal Supplements
Natural Herbs have been used since ancient times to help the liver regenerate and metabolize its cells and function. One of the most cost effective yet powerful liver rejuvenation weapon is Milk Thistle. Milk thistle compounds help to repair cells within the liver, while simultaneously promoting regeneration of damaged liver tissue. Turmeric is another herb that is famous for its ability to induce liver production of bile to digest fats and excrete soluble toxins. In addition to that Turmeric has powerful antioxidants to protect liver cells while having nutrients integral to the process of liver cell rejuvenation.
These theory behind putting these in the night time section is that the supplements will be able to get into your bloodstream easier as your body is recharging and rejuvenating for the next day during sleep. It can be an integral part of the body’s nightly healing process. More specific instructions on these pills can be found on the bottle of them as found in any health food store near you. 😊
Now that you know how easy it is to care for your marvelous liver…..
Skim the bullet points below to bring it on home:
- The Liver is the largest organ in your body and is involved in dozens of bodily functions related to digestion, hormones, and body homeostasis.
- Natural fruits and vegetables give nutrients to the liver so that it can heal itself. Pillar veggies and fruits for Liver rejuvenation and health are Kale, Mustard Greens, Avocados, Grapefruits, Lemons, and Beets.
- Herbs consumed in teas, or in food can significantly help with Liver function as well. Very popular easy to get one is Green Tea or Black Tea.
- Pill Supplements for less popular herbs are available in pill form and can be taken at any convenient time during the day, but night it best for maximum absorption. Pillar ones are Milk Thistle, Holy Basil, and Dandelion Root.
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