At times when we eat or over eat fried foods or processed foods, and even when we get exposed to environmental stress or pollutants, the liver becomes overloaded and overworked; hence it cannot process toxins and fat in an efficient way. Specific foods may help to cleanse the liver naturally by raising its natural ability to remove toxic waste from the body.
List of foods that can help keep your liver healthy:
Garlic: It is heavily loaded with sulphur, which activates liver enzymes that help your body flush out toxins. Garlic also consists of high amounts of selenium and allicin, these two natural compounds also support in liver cleansing.
Green Leafy Vegetables: These are eminently high in plant chlorophylls that help in absorbing environmental toxins; increases bile production, and neutralizes heavy metals, chemicals, and pesticides, which further helps in lowering the load on the liver.
Alternative Grains: Commonly used Gluten rich grains such as rye and wheat, increase the load on the liver’s detox function and enzyme production. Replace them with alternative grains like quinoa, millet, and buckwheat.
Grapefruit: This fruitconsists of abundant quantity of glutathione, and is also high in antioxidants and vitamin C, which promotes the production of liver detoxification enzymes and also increases the natural cleansing process of the liver.
Asparagus: It is a significant diuretic, helps in the cleansing process and sharing the detox load of the liver and kidneys.
Green Tea: Drinking green tea is very beneficial as it consists of plant antioxidants known as catechins, this is a compound known to aid liver function.
Apples: Are high in pectin and other essential chemicals required for cleansing and releasing toxins from the digestive tract. Hence apples make it easier for the liver to handle the toxic load during the cleansing process.
Carrots and Beets: The Beets fibers and nutrients help the body flush toxins that are often stored in our liver so they can be evacuated out of the body instead of reabsorbed into the bloodstream and carrots are rich in Glutathione, a protein that helps detoxify the liver. Both help in improving the overall liver function and are exceptionally high in plant flavonoids and beta carotene.