One of the great things about the body is its ability to tell you when something isn’t right. Take your liver, for example.
Some of the more common signs that your liver has been damaged include fatigue, poor appetite, jaundice or discolored urine. It isn’t likely that the damage was caused by your diet (at least not your meal-eating habits), but rather is the result of drinking alcohol excessively, or taking harmful prescription medications.
But even though your diet didn’t cause the problem, it can go a long way toward fixing it.
How do you clean your liver?
By introducing certain vitamins and nutrients to your diet, you can not only remedy damage that’s been done to your liver, but you can also prevent liver damage from happening in the first place. The average Western diet isn’t typically rich in these substances, but by making a point to include them in yours, you can improve the function of your liver and stave off damage from occurring.
One of the first steps to securing better liver health is to increase your intake of Vitamin E. Foods that pack the greatest Vitamin E punch are green leafy vegetables, eggs, various seeds and nuts, and wholegrain foods. You can also find Vitamin E in vegetable oils, but only when the oil isn’t heated.
One other important note regarding Vitamin E: many people use supplements to boost their Vitamin E intake. Be cautious not to overdo it, because too much Vitamin E can be as damaging as a Vitamin E deficiency.
Many vegetables are naturally cleansing to your liver. Unfortunately, they simply aren’t common in many Americans’ diets. Cabbage, bok choy, horseradish, collard greens, turnips,, watercress and wasabi all help the liver cleanse itself. You could even get into juicing greens.
Everybody knows that oranges are chock full of Vitamin C, and for that reason they’re great to maintain the health of your liver. Actually, vegetables like broccoli, red peppers and parsley have even higher levels of Vitamin C, so try to find ways to work them into your diet as well.
Straight from the pages of “Juice Up Your Life,” Liver Life is a delicious concoction that provides the cleansing nutrients that your liver needs to stay functioning properly. As most juice recipes in “Juice Up Your Life,” it’s a simple but effective recipe that should become a staple in your diet. All you need are three apples, a half of a beet, and a juicer. Wash the apples, remove the stems, place all three in a juicer with the half-beet, and enjoy.
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