The liver is a vital organ of the body because it performs more than 400 functions, including one for filtering waste and toxins from the body. The primary task is converting liver toxin in certain waste which is eliminated from the body following.
It is responsible for your whole health.
However, if you consume healthy food rich in important nutrients, the liver will optimally perform its functions and will not be loaded, but if the food you eat is not healthy, it can become slow in carrying out the functions and toxins will begin to accumulate in the body.
The liver can eliminate toxins in two stages.
The first comprises the use of enzymes to convert the toxins into harmless compounds, which may be further detoxified in the second stage.
The second stage includes a pair of toxins from other molecules that enhance their solubility in water, in order to be safely eliminated from the body.
Even if you eat healthy food and lead a healthy lifestyle, you must use products for personal care and cleaning products that do not contain toxins. There are toxins in our environment, in water, air, plastic, soil, etc.
As we said before, when the liver is slow or not performing its function properly, toxins have difficulties to leave the body and then accumulate in the fat cells of your body. This can lead to excessive bodies’ weight.
Therefore, it is important to stimulate the liver to perform the functions and operate normally. First you need to know the symptoms that indicate that there’s something wrong with your liver and that it fights toxins:
Deadness / feeling of exhaustion
Migraine / pain in the eyes
Chronic pain of muscles and joints
Weight gain without any evident reason
Abdominal pain / bloating
Chronic bad breath
Acne and skin diseases
If you notice any of these symptoms and signs, you need to encourage your liver to properly carry out the functions and eliminate dangerous toxins. This can be done in the following way:
Eat a balanced diet
Avoid refined sugar
Reduce your consumption of fructose (20-25 grams per day.)
Avoid GMO products and buy only organic foods;
Use food which is the source of sulfur (red onion)
Eat food that is the source of amino acids of vegetable origin
Reduce or stop drinking alcohol
Increase your intake of green leafy vegetables
Increase your intake of healthy fats
Consume enough fiber
Drink sufficient quantities of clean water
- Turmeric – Its active ingredient, curcumin, is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It has numerous health benefits for your health, such as aiding enzymes that prevent the occurrence of carcinogenic toxins in the body. Because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities, it further protects the liver from damage and regenerates the affected cells. Note that, in order to stimulate its absorption, you need to combine it with black pepper.
- Milk thistle – The active ingredient in milk thistle has strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and antifibrotic properties, so it prevents liver damage due to toxins, viruses, drugs and alcohol.
- Artichoke – Being rich in fiber, it protects and enhances the activity of the liver and strengthens the production of bile. It also lowers LDL cholesterol.