Nowadays there is a constant rise of diseases all over the world. One of the main causes for this state is the toxic environment we live in. The air we breathe is contaminated, the food we eat is junk and the water we drink is polluted

Many of us also use products that are full of cancer-causing chemical such as bleach, which is the most used cleaner in the world. Bleach can cause harm to the respiratory tract just by the inhalation of the gasses it emits when being used. Another good example of harmful substances are pesticides, which are used by food producers.

The facts mentioned above only increase the importance of body detoxification, and especially the liver detox. The liver is vital organ because it performs many different functions in the body. Or in other words, no one can survive without a liver.

Here are the most important functions of the liver?

  • Liver detoxifies the blood of harmful substances such as toxins, drugs, and alcohol.
  • It stores the vitamins and iron.
  • Converts stored sugar to usable sugar when the body’s sugar levels are below normal.
  • It also produces bile, a substance which is needed to digest fats.
  • Liver breaks down hemoglobin as well as insulin and other hormones.
  • Destroys old red blood cells.

You can Detox Your Liver by Eating These 19 Super Foods!

1. Beets and Carrots:Carrots are full of glutathione, a protein that aids the liver detoxification. Both beets and carrots are rich in plant-flavonoids and beta-carotene, which stimulate and improve the overall liver function.

2. Tomatoes: They also contain high amounts of glutathione.  Tomatoes are rich in Lycopene too, which is a bright red carotene and carotenoid pigment that protects against breast, skin and lung cancer.

3. Grapefruit: This is another great source of the liver cleansing glutathione. Grapefruits are also rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, which help the production of the liver detoxification enzymes and improve the natural cleansing process of the liver.

4. Spinach: Also a good source of Glutathione.

5.  Citrus Fruits: Lemons and Lime contain high amounts of vitamin C, which helps the synthesizing of toxic materials into substances that can be absorbed by water.

6.  Cabbage:  The isothiocyanates (ITCs) made from cabbage’s glucosinolates provides the liver with detoxifying enzymes that can help flush out toxins.

7. Turmeric: Turmeric helps the enzymes that actively flush out carcinogens.

8.  Walnuts: Walnuts are rich in glutathione, omega-3 fatty acids, and amino acid arginine, which aid the normal liver cleansing actions, especially in detoxifying ammonia.

9.  Avocados: This superfood helps the body to produce glutathione.

10. Apples: They are full of pectin and other chemicals which important in cleansing the toxins from the digestive tract.

11. Brussels sprouts: Brussels sprouts are full sulfur and antioxidant glucosinolate, which help the liver to release enzymes that block the potential damage from environmental or dietary toxins.

12. Garlic: Garlic is rich in sulfur, allicin, and selenium, compounds which are important for the liver cleanse.

13. Dandelion: Dandelion root tea helps the liver to get rid of fats.

14. Leafy Green Vegetables: Leafy greens are extremely high in plant chlorophyll’s that absorbs environmental toxins, increases bile production, and neutralizes heavy metals, chemicals, and pesticides.

15. Cruciferous Vegetables: Eating broccoli and cauliflower will increase the production of glucosinolates, which are a natural class of organic compounds that help to flush out carcinogens and other toxins.

16. Asparagus: Asparagus is a great diuretic that helps in the cleansing.

17. Green Tea: Green tea is full of plant antioxidants called catechins, a compound that helps the liver to function properly.

18. Olive Oil: Cold-pressed organic oils such as olive, hemp and flax-seed are a great support for the liver because they provide the body with liquids that can suck up harmful toxins in the body.

 

Sources: http://fitlife.tv/19-super-foods-that-naturally-cleanse-your-liver/?t=hhl

http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/19-super-foods-naturally-cleanse-liver.html#

http://www.curejoy.com/content/19-super-foods-to-naturally-cleanse-your-liver/

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/07/06/19-super-foods-that-naturally-cleanse-your-liver/

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