5 Foods That Cleanse Your Liver

5 Foods That Cleanse Your Liver

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Your liver is the ‘Clydsdale’ of your body, it does a lot of the heavy lifting to filter blood that is coming through your digestive system before it heads back into the body. So it is vital for general health & wellbeing. In addition, it breaks down fats, produces proteins to help in the case of blood clots and detoxifies our bodies. Its role is vital, so get looking after your liver, or it won’t take care of you in later life. For starters, here are 5 key foods that will assist in the cleansing of your liver.

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1. Lemons And Limes

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We have all heard of ‘those people’ who wake up and have lemon squeezed in water every day before they get going. Consider yourself now one of these people. Citrus fruits boost the production of the liver’s detoxification enzymes, which is one of its most vital processes. Lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruit, mandarins you name it, get on it. They all contain large amounts of vitamin C and a lot of potent antioxidants – it’s all good.

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2. Broccoli

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Containing large amounts of sulfur compounds that again support the detoxification process and general health & wellbeing of your liver, Broccoli is a fantastic liver cleanse. Along with Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage & Cauliflower, in fact, all of the Brassica Vegetables, they can flush out toxins from your gut and contain important compounds that assist the liver in the metabolism process – which can lead to you losing an extra point or two.
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3. Garlic

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Not only is it great at keeping the vampires at bay, but it contains sulfur compounds that are vital for your liver and activating the liver enzymes. These Enzymes work to flush out toxin & waste from your body and get you feeling great. In addition, garlic contains Selenium, a mineral that boosts your thyroid gland and provides additional detoxifying qualities.

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4. Avocados

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A fruit that can make any salad taste great. It works with the liver to eliminate the chemicals and toxins from your body. It does through though containing Glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that protects the liver. So next time you want breakfast, do as the hipsters do and grab a ‘Smashed Avo on toast’ and do your liver a favor. [/nextpage]

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