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Liver is the only organ in the body that also works as a gland. It can grow back to the full size if a certain portion of liver is removed after being damaged. Liver has very important role to play in the storage of nutrients that the body requires for survival. It is also associated with boosting metabolism and immunity, and improving digestion. Liver also secrets chemicals that other body organs need for smooth functioning.

Liver functions

Liver removes toxins from the blood by regulating the composition of the blood. It destroys old red blood cells and produces chemicals necessary for blood clotting Liver also processes nutrients absorbed by the intestines and converts into simple compounds that the body can use. Liver stores vitamins, iron, and simple sugar glucose. Liver breaks down insulin, hemoglobin and various hormones. Liver converts fats into fatty acids and produces ketones bodies. Ketones provide energy for the body.

Liver Cleansing

Liver is associated with various body functions; therefore, it is very important to keep it healthy. An unhealthy liver cannot remove toxins and process fats. Your liver becomes unhealthy because of poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle. When the liver is not healthy, it increases overload to the liver. This results in various diseases and complications like obesity, chronic fatigue, digestive problems, cardiovascular disease, allergies, headaches etc.

In order to improve your liver health, you have to take foods that cleanse and detoxify your liver. When you cleanse and detoxify your liver, your liver begins to function properly.

How to Cleanse Your Liver

Here are some herbs, fruits and vegetables that cleanse your liver and make your liver healthy.

Garlic

Garlic has many health benefits such as controlling your cholesterol, solving your gastro-intestinal disorders, and cleansing your liver.  Garlic activates liver enzymes that help to flush our toxins from the body. The compounds allicin and selenium found in garlic helps in cleansing the liver and also protect the liver from the damages caused by toxins.

When the cholesterol and triglyceride level increase, it also increases workload on the liver. Garlic helps in controlling cholesterol and triglyceride levels and helps the liver function smoothly.

It is always better to eat garlic raw, instead garlic based supplements or processed garlic (minced or powder).  Chew 2-3 garlic every morning in empty stomach and swallow with glass water.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit is a good source of antioxidants. It contains a compound called glutathaione which neutralizes free radicals and cleanse the liver. Glutathaione helps in detoxification of heavy metals. Grapefruit also contains a compound called flavonoid naringenin which breaks down fat and helps you to lose weight. Vitamin C and pectin present in grapefruit cleanses liver naturally.

In order to cleanse your liver, include glass of grapefruit juice or the whole fruits in your breakfast. Grapefruit might react with certain drugs, therefore, always consult a doctor before taking grapefruit if you are on medication.

Beetroots

Beetroots improve liver functions by cleansing your liver. Flavonoids and beta-carotene in beetroots remove or neutralize toxins in your liver. The high iron content in beetroots also help in blood purification.

Drink beetroot juice or eat beetroot in order to cleanse and detoxify your liver. You can also include beetroot slices in your green salad.

Lemon

The antioxidant present in lemon is called D-Limonene. This antioxidant activates liver enzymes and assists in liver detoxification process. Lemon is rich with vitamin C, which helps in production of digestive enzymes. Lemon aids the liver in mineral absorption.

Drink lemonade regularly. You can also use lemon juice instead of vinegar in your salad.

Green tea

As long as you drink green tea in moderation, green tea will give you numerous health benefits. Drinking a lot of green tea might have an adverse effect in your health though.  Drinking 1-2 cups of green tea every day will help your body to flush out toxins and fat deposits.  Catechins in green tea stimulates catabolism in the liver, which prevents fat deposit in the liver. You can also minimize the toxins effect of alcohol and protect your liver from alcohol damage by drinking green tea.

Green tea is also highly beneficial in the treatment and prevention of liver disease. Green tea also lowers the risk of cancer in liver.

Avocados

Glutathione is a compound than helps to cleanse liver naturally by removing or neutralizing toxins. Avocado is rich with Glutathione, which also reduces liver damage.

Avocado also contains high amount of monounsaturated fats that helps in reducing bad cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins) and increasing good cholesterol (high-density lipoproteins).

Avocado is multi-vitamin and multi-mineral fruits. The vitamins and minerals in avocados improve liver functions and boost liver health.

Post Author: Healing Body

18 Replies to “How to Cleanse Your Liver: Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs to Cleanse Your Liver”

  1. Thanks for the info! Based on how hard I party I really need these food items in my life to keep my liver healthy.

  2. In conclusion, eating health food with some vegetables and fruits will prevent you from getting any diseases and fatal cause to your inner organs. Even they have a unbelievable substance that can take bad things in our bodies out.

  3. Glad to know that our local fruits and vegetables make our liver clean and have a comfortable health .thanks for this post

  4. Natural way to clean your liver and the whole body. I’m a lover of avocados, green tea and lemon! Our body needs to detoxify to stay healthy.

  5. I’m a lover of avocados, green tea and lemons! They’re not just only delicious but also so healthy. Gonna try this.

  6. How to Cleanse Your Liver: Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs to Cleanse Your Liver

    This is more informative about how to maintain our Liver healthy, because Liver is very important organ in our body which regulates most of the metabolic activities.

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