The liver has very different functions. One of the most important functions of the liver is filtering the blood. The blood that comes to the liver from the intestines brings a lot of bacteria, fungi, toxins and partially digested foods.
The function of the liver diminishes with consuming high fat foods, dairy products, artificial additives, coffee, drugs, alcohol and environmental toxins.
With gastrointestinal cleanse you can help improve the functions of the liver because the contaminated blood that comes to the liver from constipated colon overload the liver.
The first step of the detoxification is stopping with consumption of food that is bad for your health.
There are 7 foods that have beneficial properties for the liver
The consumption of water and fibers is essential for the detoxification of the liver. Great source of fiber is the oatmeal. Also you can eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. During the process of detoxification and with taking a lot of food rich with fibers, most of the toxins that are in the body pass through the digestive tract where are eliminated. Consuming a lot of fibers and water will stimulate the bowel movement.
Stimulating the bowel movement is very important because if it`s not regular the toxins will stay in the body and they will be absorbed again and again by the liver.
If you don’t drink a lot of water and suffer from constipation you should not start the detoxification of the liver and you should not consume the detoxifying foods because it can have side effects.
For example. If you take beetroot juice and have a headache after drinking it means that your body is dehydrated and very much acidic.
The green vegetables are very powerful foods for detoxification thanks to the chlorophyll that they contain. The chlorophyll stimulates the cells, acts as red blood cell builder, cleanser, rejuvenator and internal cleaner.
The green vegetables can be consumed in different ways: raw, juiced or lightly cooked. They are rich with nutrients and fiber.
Drinking juices with green vegetables is very important and beneficial for cleansing and alkalizing the blood.
The substance phytonutrient that they contain is good for eliminating toxins, stimulates production of the bile which helps eliminating the toxins from the blood and the organs.
Green vegetables that you can use for this purpose are parsley, artichoke, cucumber, spinach, cilantro, kale, broccoli, wheatgrass, beet greens, barley grass, dandelion greens and bitter ground or melon.
Dandelion roots and leaves
This herb was used in the past for detoxifying because it has a lot of medicinal properties. It is an herb that is rich with calcium, magnesium, copper, silicon, iron, boron, potassium, manganese, zinc, and a lot of vitamins like A, C, B complex and D.
The dandelion has a bitter taste and the bitterness activates the digestive system. Also stimulates production of bile and purifies the liver and the gallbladder.
It can be taken in different forms like, tea, powder, tincture, tablets or capsules.
The beneficial properties of the dandelion are:
- Alkalizing the blood
- Diminishes allergy symptoms
- Treats skin problems
- Improves the immune system
Before taking the dandelion consult your doctor if you are taking any other medications.
The beetroot has phytonutrient and other beneficial compounds that are good for the health. It contains betaine, betanin, iron, betalains, folate and betacyanin.
The juice from the beetroot eliminates the toxins and protects the liver which stimulates the body functions and helps in case of inflammations.
Start by taking small quantity of beetroot juice and gradually increase the amount of juice. Also you should drink a lot of water. You can add lemon juice to the beetroot juice improving that way the taste but also with the lemon you will stimulate the absorption of the nutrients.
This herb is very powerful and it is used for eliminating heavy metals absorbed in the liver. Heavy metal poisoning can be caused by iron, lead, copper, mercury, cobalt, thallium and cadmium. To achieve this effect, add in your juice a little bit of garlic and a lot of cilantro leaves.
Also for purifying you liver you can make juice of cilantro and chlorella powder. You can take 1 tablespoon a day.
You can find this herb under the names like coriander leaves or Chinese parsley.
Cilantro is very strong herb and sometimes can provoke headaches. And if you don’t have regular bowel movements avoid the cilantro. Drink a lot of water.
Some of its beneficial properties are:
- Improves the function of the liver
- Reduces the levels of the blood sugar
- Eliminates cellulite
- Prevents different infections, bacterial, viral and fungal infections
- Reduces cramps, cholesterol, swelling, blood pressure
- Helps insulin production
- Sooths PMS
Turmeric is a root of the ginger family. It is used for improving digestion and for purifying the liver.
The turmeric contains a phytonutrient called Curcumin which is very helpful in protection of the liver and in the treatment of hepatitis, jaundice and cirrhosis. For treating psoriasis, acne and eczema it is essential to have cleansed liver.
This root stimulates the production of bile which helps in the rejuvenation of the liver, the elimination of the toxins and destroys harmful compounds.
Turmeric has a lot of beneficial properties;
- Treats cold
- Improves the intestinal flora
- Treats illnesses of the digestive tract
- Improves mental performances
- Prevents cardiovascular illnesses
- Helps for sinusitis
The garlic contains a lot of beneficial compounds like vitamins A, C and B 1, 17 amino acids, 8 minerals and minimum 33 Sulphur compounds. Common believe is that garlic contains allicin but that is now true. It does not contain the allicin but it forms it with the phytochemical reaction that happens when the garlic is smashed, cut or ruptured.
The garlic is very used for elimination of toxins because is rich with Sulphur and it activates the enzymes responsible for that. It can also eliminate bacteria, viruses and fungi. The garlic brings oxygen strait to the areas that are infected and it kills the germs because they cannot survive in an environment that is rich with oxygen. And just like that the infections are cleared from the body.
The garlic protects the liver and helps the detoxification process. The garlic has a lot of medical and beneficial properties that are already been proven in many ways.
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