16 Foods That Naturally Cleanse The Liver

Modern lifestyles and diets are one of the main causes of obesity and severe health issues, due to the constant stress, processed foods, and high salt and sugar intake.

The liver, one of the most important body organs, is especially affected by such unhealthy habits and foods, and it can become overworked, toxic, and fatty. In such cases, one can suffer numerous unpleasant symptoms, including:

  • Occasional headaches
  • Brain fog
  • Muscle aches and stiffness
  • Bad breath or body odor
  • Poor digestion
  • Nausea
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Mood swings
  • Running out of energy in the afternoon
  • Bursts of anger, mood disorders, or anxiety
  • Bloating and gas
  • Jaundice
  • Dark urine
  • Pale-colored stool or bloody/tar-colored stool
  • Constantly itchy skin
  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Brown spots on your skin or age spots
  • Bruising easily

To prevent these symptoms and liver disease, you should avoid the consumption of alcohol and fatty foods, and consume some healthy colon-cleansing foods instead.

These are some of the best options:

Onions

These healthy vegetables are loaded with sulfur-containing amino acids that detoxify the liver and take some of its burden off.

Dandelions

Dandelion filters the toxins and waste from the liver and the bloodstream, and significantly improves the function of this organ.

Ginger

Ginger is one of the most beneficial and versatile foods on the planet, and it boosts metabolism, eliminates waste and toxins, and aid the liver function.

Avocado

Avocados are incredibly healthy and contain powerful liver protectors and chemicals that prevent and treat liver damage. They stimulate the production of glutathione in the body, and their nutrients act as antioxidants that prevent damage to the liver cells.

Beets

Beetroot juice fights inflammation in the liver and protects against liver damage, by increasing the levels of detoxifying enzymes.

Water

Being properly hydrated will help you improve the function of the liver, and boosts its health by helping digestion, supporting weight loss, and thinning the blood.

 Turmeric

This spice has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that detoxify the liver and remove dietary carcinogens. It boosts the function of the liver and increases bile flow. Moreover, turmeric effectively prevents the conversion of alcohol and toxins into liver-damaging compounds.

Apples

Studies conducted on mice found that apples contain a compound, ursolic acid, which prevents liver disease due to obesity.

Whole Grains

The consumption of whole grains has been related to lower risks of issues caused by a non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Lemons and Limes

Lemon juice stimulates the liver, treats alcohol-induced liver damage, and converts toxins into substances that can be absorbed by water.

Green Tea

The consumption of green tea can prevent liver cancer, due to the high content of catechins, plant antioxidants that help the function of the liver.

Grapefruit

Grapefruits are rich in fiber, potassium, and vitamin C, and the juice effectively treats and prevents liver damage, boosts the immune system, and repairs the damaged tissues. A glass of grapefruit juice detoxifies the body and eliminates carcinogens from the system.

Leafy Green Vegetables

Leafy greens such as kale, spinach, and arugula, are high in plant chlorophylls, which clean the bloodstream, eliminate heavy metals, pesticide, and toxins.

Asparagus

Asparagus has powerful diuretic properties that support the drainage of the liver, reduce stress, and offer numerous other health benefits.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower supports the production of the enzymes that eliminate toxins and carcinogens from the body and the liver.

Wheatgrass

It restores the alkalinity of the blood, protects the liver and detoxifies the body.

Berries

Berries are rich in anthocyanins which have been found to possess potent “anticarcinogenic and anti-inflammatory biological activity.”

Broccoli and Cauliflower

Cruciferous vegetables prevent lover damage and boost the levels of detoxifying enzymes in the body.

Watercress

This extremely low-calorie food improves the release of liver enzymes and eliminates toxic buildup.

Coffee

The regular consumption of coffee has been shown to lower the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, inflammation of non‐alcoholic steatohepatitis, and to reduce the risk of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Fatty Fish

Oily fish is a rich source of  omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids which prevent the accumulation of fats in the liver and boost enzyme levels.

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