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10 Foods for a Daily Liver Detox

  Structure of the Liver 

Liver, largest internal organ of vertebrates, found in the right upper portion of the abdomen. Unlike any other organ, the liver has two sources of blood: the hepatic artery carrying oxygenated blood from the heart, and the portal vein carrying the products of digestion from the digestive system. The liver is composed of tiny lobules containing columns of cells surrounded by channels into which the bile produced by the cells is poured. These channels join to form larger ducts, uniting in the hepatic duct, which, along with the duct from the gallbladder, forms the common bile duct.

  Function of the Liver 

At any moment, the liver contains about 10 percent of the body's blood. The liver helps the blood to process nutrients and removes waste materials, toxins, and harmful substances. It stores glycogen, iron, copper, vitamin A, many of the B-complex vitamins, and vitamin D. It produces proteins, including many of those essential in normal blood clotting. It also produces carbohydrates, cholesterol, and enzymes. The liver detoxifies many drugs.

  Diseases of the Liver 

Hepatitis is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the liver. Liver inflammation is also caused by chemicals, poisons, drugs, bacteria, and certain parasites. In some cases, hepatitis becomes chronic and may lead to cirrhosis, (a condition of progressive scarring), which is usually associated with excessive intake of alcohol. Jaundice is caused by abnormally large quantities of bilirubin (the breakdown product of hemoglobin) in the blood. Certain diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, are associated with an excess of fat in the liver. As fat accumulates, the liver cells are replaced by fat tissue, and the liver degenerates. Buildup of fat in the liver is seen temporarily in pregnancy and after maintaining a diet rich in fat. Other diseases afflicting the liver include abscess, and tumors, including cancer.

  Hepatitis 

Hepatitis, inflammation of the liver caused by viral infection. Immunity usually follows an attack, but immunity to one type of virus does not confer immunity to others.

  Types of Hepatitis

Previously known as infectious hepatitis, hepatitis A is transmitted primarily by contaminated food or unsterilized hypodermic needles. Hepatitis B, previously called serum hepatitis, is epidemic in parts of Asia and Africa. Hepatitis B is transmitted by injections, usually during blood transfusions, and also through sexual contact. Testing of blood intended for transfusion has greatly reduced post-transfusion hepatitis B. Hepatitis C is transmitted through blood and body fluids, and hepatitis E is transmitted in contaminated drinking water. Hepatitis D can be transmitted only if hepatitis B is present. Other hepatitis viruses have been isolated, but their role in causing disease is unknown.

  Symptoms and Treatment 

Symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, muscle pains, and jaundice. Recovery may take six months, and in about 5 percent of cases the disease becomes chronic. The fatality rate is about 1 percent but may be higher for hepatitis B. A vaccine exists to prevent hepatitis B, but cost has limited its use. Interferon has been effective against chronic hepatitis C. No treatment is available for acute viral hepatitis.

  Care about your Liver  

The main causes of liver damage are:

  • Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.

  • Not urinating in the morning.

  • Too much eating.

  • Skipping breakfast.

  • Consuming too much medication.

  • Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food coloring, and artificial sweetener.

  • Consuming unhealthy cooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil use when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.

  • Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver.
    antethire (Vitamin B5) 300 mg three times a day.

  10 Foods for a Daily Liver Detox 

The liver is so important to our well-being that many practitioners maintain that most diseases cannot develop in the body if the liver is functioning in an efficient, healthy manner. Conversely, an unhealthy liver is very likely at the root of most serious health problems. When the liver is taxed, it cant process toxins and fat in an efficient way. There are many foods that can help cleanse the liver naturally by stimulating the natural ability to clean toxic waste from the body.

Try adding the
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foods to your diet on a regular basis to help the liver rid itself of harmful toxins.

  1. Lemons 

The juice of half a lemon in hot water first thing in the morning is a great way to start the day, and is an excellent wake up call for the liver. The sourness of lemons triggers nerve and hormone activation to the liver and digestive system. Very helpful for those who suffer from sluggish bowels.

  2. Beets and Carrots 

Both extremely high in plant-flavonoids and beta-carotene, eating both beets and carrots can help stimulate and improve overall liver function.

  3. Grapefruit 

High in both vitamin C and antioxidants, grapefruit increase the natural cleansing processes of the liver. A small glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice will help boost production of liver detoxification enzymes that help flush out carcinogens and other toxins.

  4. Cruciferous Vegetables 

Eating vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower will increase the amount of glucosinolates in your system, adding to enzyme production in the liver. These natural enzymes help flush out carcinogens, and other toxins, out of our body, which significantly lowers our risk of cancer.

  5. Apples 

High in pectin, apples hold the chemical constituents needed for the body to cleanse and release toxins from the digestive tract. This, in turn, makes it easier for the liver to handle the toxic load during the cleansing process.

  6. Green Tea 

This liver-loving beverage is chock-full of plant antioxidants known as catechins, a constituent known to assist the livers overall functions. Green tea is not only delicious, its also a great way to improve your overall diet.

  7. Leafy Greens 

One of our most powerful allies in cleansing the liver, leafy greens can be eaten raw, cooked or juiced. Extremely high in plant chlorophylls, greens literally suck up environmental toxins from the blood stream. With their distinct ability to neutralize heavy metals, chemicals and pesticides, these cleansing foods offer a powerful protective mechanism for the liver.

Try incorporating leafy greens such as bitter gourd, arugula, dandelion greens, spinach, mustard greens and chicory into your diet. This will help increase the creation and flow of bile, the substance that removes waste from the organs and blood.

  8. Avocados 

This nutrient-dense super-food helps the body produce glutathione, which is necessary for the liver to cleanse harmful toxins. Recent studies indicate improved liver health when avocados are eaten regularly.

  9. Garlic 

Just a small amount of this pungent white bulb has the ability to activate liver enzymes that helps your body flush out toxins. Garlic also holds high amounts of allicin and selenium, two natural compounds that aid in liver cleansing.

  10. Olive Oil 

Cold-pressed organic oils such as olive, hemp and flaxseed are great for the liver, when used in moderation. They help the body by providing a lipid base that can suck up harmful toxins in the body. In this way, it takes some of the burden off the liver in terms of the toxic overload that many of us suffer from.

 

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Do you know?

  • We spend one-third of our life in sleeping.

  • Healing is always better when the body is relaxed.

  • Salmon and Tuna are rich source of omega-3 fatty acids.

  • Green tea when combined with ginger and olive leaf helps lower cholesterol and promotes weight loss.

  • Foods that produce bad breath include; Garlic, Onion, Milk, Cheese, Fish, Coffee, Alcohol.

  • One clove of garlic contains vitamins A, B and C, selenium, iodine, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc and magnesium. This strong anti-oxidant herb also help decrease blood pressure and cholesterol, removing heavy metals from the body. Raw Garlic is the best way to take it, to have the benefits.

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