We live in a time that makes it increasingly harder to control what we eat and what we expose ourselves to. No matter how cautious you are, you are bound to eat something greasy, over-processed, and with a lot of chemicals that are supposed to ‘conserve’. You are also bound to be exposed to various pollutants, and even if you are able to avoid certain foods, you certainly won’t be able to avoid your environment.
All of these things combined, amplified by the occasional drink and a rare binge eating session are guaranteed to put a lot of strain on your liver – and while a liver is very good at throwing out the trash (process and clean toxins), there is a limit to what it can take in the long run.
It’s very irresponsible to think that you can do whatever you want when it comes to eating and drinking, but if you are reading this, than you are interested to know what you can do to make life easier for your liver. There are several foods that can help your liver function better, and stimulate its ability to cleanse those nasty toxins out of your system.
In case you didn’t know, garlic helps your liver create enzymes that allow your liver to remove toxins from your body.
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene and flavonoids which help the liver function immensely.
3. Green Tea
This tea almost sounds surreal, considering how beneficial it is. Which poses a really important question. Why is everyone not taking it? When it comes your liver, green tea helps this crucially important organ because it contains antioxidants that literally assist liver function.
Apples contain pectin, which allows our bodies to cleanse those toxins we have retained in our digestive tracts. Aside from being great for digestion, apples help your liver by literally reducing its workload, and should be consumed as often as possible, for their beneficial properties are hard to even count.
5. Whole Grains
One of the numerous reasons why you should avoid white flour is that introducing the whole wheat alternatives helps your liver immensely. Not only will your digestion be better, and thus your liver’s work easier, but your liver will get the necessary dosage of B-complex vitamins. B-complex vitamins improve the metabolism of fats, and the general liver function and decongestion.
Lemons are high on vitamin C, which helps your body change the toxins into something that can be absorbed by water, and then cleanses.
There are more foods that help the liver function and make it easier for your liver to do its job, but if you only try to eat these from the list regularly and avoid too much greasy food and alcohol, you will see an improvement very soon.