Sunday, July 5, 2009

Healthy Liver, Here I Come!

My face broke out after a party where I ate more stuff than I should have and some foods I shouldn't have eaten. No, I don't have an allergy. It's Acne. I've struggled with it since my early teens but since then I have changed my diet into a natural diet. My Acne lowered tremendously. What may you ask does the liver have to do with Acne? Well, The liver is responsible for detoxifying the blood as it comes from the colon, lungs, and lymphatic system. Once detoxified, this blood moves into your entire body to provide your cells with oxygen and digested nutrients.
Because you eat, breathe, and create so many toxins, the liver has a hard time neutralizing these toxins. If you are constipated, this puts an extreme toxic load on your liver, which eventually leads to the excretion of these toxins through your skin and face.

Garlic and onions – It is highly recommended to include garlic in the daily diet plan as the natural properties of garlic comprises of a sulphur based compound which is essentially used by the liver for an effectual removal of toxins from blood.
Green vegetables – Green vegetables like broccoli, cabbages etc comprises natural minerals that are capable of reducing the effect of toxins commonly present in cigarettes and tobacco. Green vegetables also provide liver with glucosinolates that further assists liver in producing the required enzymes for detoxification. Green vegetables should be consumed at least once in a day.
Wake up drink – To keep liver healthy, start your day with fresh lemon juice mixed in a cup of lukewarm water. This drink acts as a washing agent for liver, promotes detoxification of blood, increases bile generation and stimulates as a bowel motion.
Apples – Apples possess the enzyme pectin which binds heavy metals in body. This lessens the burden on liver for detoxification. It is advised by the doctors that an apple should be consumed daily.
Artichoke – The consumption of artichoke once a day augments the production of bile which rinses out the contaminants out of body.


1 comment:

  1. You have written some good suggestions here ;-) I like the washing agent for liver. Very good way to use what we have in the kitchen to detox... for better health. Have a wonderful week!