Three Liver Detox Recipes
The liver is considered one of the strongest organs in the human body. There is a common saying, ‘the liver doesn’t break easily and when it does, it doesn’t heal easily’. In today’s fast-paced world, we have minimal or no time to cook food. Frequent consumption of junk food and sedentary lifestyle lead to toxic build-up in the body. This eventually results in various health problems.
Without the effective unification of natural remedies like fruits, vegetables, lemons, carrots, etc., into our lifestyles, we are at a high risk of being defeated by our metabolism. It’s easy to detoxify your body with healing foods and juices. There are many juices and herbs that can be added to your daily diet for healthful body cleansing and extra vitality. Juices like apple-celery, grapes, beets, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, and papayas, help a lot in improving the liver’s defense system.
We have a wonderful liver detox juice that may offer amazing benefits not just to the liver, but to the other organs as well! Here are the ingredients of this homemade liver detox juice:
According to research, lemon is a good source of citric acid that efficiently helps in breaking down foods and promoting better digestion. This lessens the activities of the liver. Furthermore, it contains powerful antiseptic properties that inhibit the growth and activities of harmful bacteria along the digestive tract.
In a study published at the Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, researchers concluded that ginger is capable of improving liver damage as well as in protecting the organ against liver fibrosis. It is also beneficial in preventing and treating fatty liver disease by reducing one’s insulin resistance, lessening the amount of oxidative stress on the liver, as well as in preventing inflammation which contribute significantly in the development of this condition.
According to a study published at the European Journal of Nutrition, grapefruit is rich in antioxidants that promote liver health. Grapefruit juice soothes metabolic syndrome and lowers the level of fats in the body which are considered as major factors that trigger the occurrence of fatty liver disease.
This herb is known for its antioxidant content that brings about liver health benefits. In a study published at the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, it was found out that intake of flaxseed can significantly reduce the level of fats accumulated in the liver. Heavy buildup of fats on the liver usually results to fatty liver disease.
According to studies, garlic is an excellent source of proteins, amino acids and metabolites – and some studies have indicated that garlic may assist in protecting the liver against unintentional and intentional ingestion of many hepatotoxic substances.
Derived from cumin seeds, cumin powder is widely recognized for its ability to stabilize the functions of the systems of the body. It actually plays a vital role in stimulating the liver to increase its production of bile which is useful in getting better digestion.
This is actually considered one of the best herbs to promote liver health. Research shows that fresh mint helps the liver in executing its vital functions. It is reported to relieve liver swelling and protect the organ against cirrhosis.
Liver Cleanse Grape Juice
Water – 4-8 ounces (boiled and cooled)
Fresh lemon – 1
Ginger root – 1 inch, thinly sliced
Grape juice (you may use apple, grapefruit, or orange juice) – 8 oz or 1 cup
Flaxseed oil (or extra virgin olive oil)- 1 tbsp (slightly increase the quantity every day)
Garlic cloves – 1 (increase by 1 clove each day)
Cumin powder – 3 to 4 pinches
Fresh Mint – 3 to 4 leaves (optional)
Extract the lemon juice. In a blender, add some water, grated ginger, and garlic pieces. Blend well and filter the juice into a container. Combine the two juices (lemon and grape juice) with ginger-garlic water, and blend this mixture with the flaxseed oil and cumin powder for 40 to 45 seconds. Pour the juice in a glass, garnish with mint leaves, and serve.
This recipe comprises no preservatives. It contains only fresh fruits, vegetables, a small quantity of flaxseed oil, and cumin powder, which supply the liver with much-needed vitamins and cleansing agents, that help flush out toxins from the liver.
Liver Detoxification Vegetable Juice
Fresh cabbage – 125 g
Fresh lemon – 1
Celery – 25 g
Fresh pear – 250 g
Ginger root – 1 inch
Filtered Water – 500 ml
Fresh Mint – 4 to 5 leaves
Chop the pear, cabbage, celery, and ginger into small pieces, and put in a blender along with a cup of water. Blend well for 1 minute. Add the fresh lemon juice to the blended juice. Mix well. Pour the juice in a glass, and serve chilled with mint leaves.
This recipe is the mixture of fresh fruits and vegetables that taste unique, and help flush toxins from the body. Cabbages, pears, and celery are the best liver detoxification agents, that serve by facilitating the liver in functioning properly by inhibiting aggregation of fluid and toxins in it.
Ultimate Liver Cleanser
Distilled water – 300 ml
Large grapefruits – 2
Cold pressed flax oil – 2 tbsp
Lemons – 4
Fresh root ginger – 2 inches
Fresh garlic – 1 to 2 cloves
Acidophilus – 1 tsp
A dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
Extract the grapefruit juice and lemon juice, and put in a blender. Grate the ginger and garlic, and squeeze their juices into the blender. Add water, flax oil, and acidophilus powder, and blend for 35 to 40 seconds. Pour the juice in a glass, and serve with a dash of cayenne pepper.
This juice comprises all potent liver cleansing ingredients, that give the liver a gentle flush and the opportunity to heal itself.
These liver detox juice recipes provide essential enzymes and nutrients, which help in the detoxification of the body. They help in keeping the liver in shape and maintaining the natural detoxifying mechanism of the body. You can have a detoxifying juice once a day. And, if you enjoy the taste, you can have it every day! As they are all natural, they are healthy and beneficial.
However, for the juices to work, you need to follow a healthy and balanced diet. You should avoid eating fatty foods like red meat, processed and preserved meat, deep-fried snacks, margarine, hydrogenated oils, too much salt or sugar, and foods that contain artificial colors and flavors. Such foods are likely to fill the liver with toxins, and may affect its functioning. Excessive intake of alcohol can also damage the liver.
You should consume lots of fruits and vegetables. You may incorporate avocados, walnuts, dried fruits, grapefruits, lemons, carrots, tomatoes, low fat dairy products, whole grain foods, etc., in your daily diet. If you follow a healthy diet, and periodically do a 2-5 day juice cleanse, you will notice a difference in your skin. You will feel energized. However, as the body will try to flush out accumulated toxins, one may suffer from diarrhea, headache, runny nose, cold, flu, fatigue, or even skin rash. Drink lots of water. The symptoms will be less intense each time you do a juice cleanse.
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