Liver is one of the most important organ of our body. One of the important function of liver is detoxification. Detoxification is a process of eliminating and neutralizingtoxins (pesticides, chemicals, preservatives, addictive), pollutans and waste which enter the body system. Toxic substances are everywhere such as in the food that we eat, in the air that we breathe, in the water, or even in our bodies that produce toxins as result of it?s many metabolic processes that keep us alive.
The liver does all these tirelessy throughout our entire lifetime. An overload of toxins can leave the liver exhausted and overworked, causing the toxins remain in the blood stream and body. These conditions will lead to weakening immune system, fatique, hormone imbalance, headache, premature aging, chronic infection or even worse. However, the increasing number of toxins around us, we need to help our body to clear them internally by detoxifying regularly. Using a natural detox diet to remove poisons and toxins from your body might sound like good idea (be sure to talk to your doctor first). But, eating natural and pure foods and avoiding refined and processed ones could be better. Here are some of detoxifying foods that will help your liver in It?s detoxification work :
1. Cruciferous Vegetables
Basically all vegetables are great for the liver. Unprocessed, uncooked, and organic vegetables are the best. Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, kale, etc contain phytochemicals called glucosinolates which help the liver to produce enzymes required in detoxification process. More, the cruciferous vegetables are rich in calcium glucarate which is an essensial substance for detoxification.
2. Whole Grains
Brown rice, whole millet, buckwheat, barley and all other whole grains contain a host of vitamin B and folic acid which important for liver function. Moreover, the whole grains assist to reduce the development of toxic chemicals that created by bile acids with the bacteria in the gut that can cause colon cancer.
Grapes are diuretic, contain potassium and low in salt, so they help the body to get rid the toxins through the urine. These fruit are rich in antioxidants and help in natural detoxification in liver.
Apple contains pectin that help to bind and excrete heavy metals right off the intestine. This directly helps to reduce the load of filtration on the liver.
The organic Beets are best for liver detoxification, cleansing the blood on a regular basis and can also help with cleansing the entire body.
Garlic contains allicin, minerals and vitamins which can help the liver to rinse out heavy metals like mercury and lead.
7. Legumes, Nuts and Seeds
These are detox foods that help the liver to flush out unwanted toxins.
Keep you liver healthier by natural and pure foods. Avoid foods or beverages (alcohol) that are harmful for the liver.