Your liver is the laboratory of your body. The liver is an essential organ that has many functions in the body, including making proteins and blood clotting factors, manufacturing triglycerides and cholesterol, glycogen synthesis, and bile production.
The liver is a large organ that sits on the right hand side of the belly. The liver is the body’s largest internal organ. It is the core of every metabolic process that goes on in your body and it breaks down fat and produces energy for us. If you don’t take care of your body properly the liver is probably the first organ that will suffer. It processes all the toxins from the body and this has a huge impact on its function. When the liver is not functioning optimally, we cannot digest our food properly, especially fats!
For the liver to take care of the body, it must be able to perform optimally. There are medical programs to detoxify the liver, but there are also several natural, simple lifestyle changes you can make that will result in a clean, healthy liver.
Minimize alcohol and caffeine intake.
Alcohol and caffeine are two of the biggest culprits that deposit toxins in your liver and keep it from functioning properly. Cleanse your liver by reducing your intake of alcohol and caffeinated beverages.
Drink lots of water
Detoxify your liver and flush toxins out by drinking at least 2 quarts of water every day. Drinking lots of water will keep you hydrated, which naturally encourages cell regeneration. It will also allow the liver to filter out more toxins and residue, letting it work faster and increasing your energy level.
Drink Raw Vegetable Juice
It can be nearly impossible to eat all of the raw vegetables you need to make your liver cleanse effectively. However, by juicing a variety of raw vegetables, you can easily get the 4-5 servings of fresh, organic vegetables you need. Even vegetables that aren’t your favorites can be disguised and enjoyed in a fresh vegetable juice.
Eat the Right Fats
Your liver is responsible for producing bile that breaks down fats, so one area of your diet you want to be sure you don’t forget about is the type of fats you eat. Eating healthy fats like almonds, coconut, walnuts, hemp, and flax, along with pumpkin and sunflower seeds, olives, and avocado are all the best sources of fat for your diet. Avoid animal fats that lead to artery-clogging inflammation and avoid vegetable oils (like corn and soy) at all costs.
One of the easiest recipes that you can do in the comfort of your own home is the following
- Take a cup of parsley and chop it to fine pieces
- Take 5 celery stacks
- 6 cups of water
- 3 juicy lemons
Wash everything and then blend the ingredients all together.
Pour in the water and blend again. Drink 2 cups before each meal three times a day.
This process lasts for 3 days and then you make a week long pause. Repeat the process this way after a week and do it for as long as you like. Your liver will thank you.