We are constantly exposed to toxins. Whether it’s through the foods we eat, the air we breathe or even the cleaning products we use. The most important organ we have to rid our bodies of these toxins is our liver. As a matter of fact, it’s one of the hardest working organs we’ve got.
Fatty liver is one of the most common health problems in our modern, processed food laden society, with up to 30% of Americans suffering from it… often unknowingly.
According to Layla Jeffrey, nutritionist and author of The Fatty Liver Remedy, your diet is the first thing you should look at when it comes to keeping your liver healthy.
Liver cleansing diets often consist of reducing the amount of processed foods you eat and increasing your intake of vitamins, nutrients and protein from natural, healthy sources. You will likely eat more vegetables than ever before, delight in different types of fruits, eat different types of protein foods, nuts, and wholesome grains.
Liver diets also usually include drinking herb teas as well as vegetable juices. All foods should preferably come from wholesome, organic sources such as grass-fed meat and antibiotic-free veggies and dairy.
If you have fatty liver disease, starting a liver cleansing diet gives your liver the opportunity to regenerate. However, it’s also a good way to prevent fatty liver disease (one of the fastest growing health afflictions in our modern day society) in the first place.
Relying on medications alone isn’t enough to regenerate the liver, says Jeffrey, unless these medications are stem cells!
Your body was made to last for many years. However, because of all the toxic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and heavy metals in the environment nowadays, our liver often needs a hand to rid our body of all these substances.
When we do, benefits come, says Jeffrey. Here’s a list of some of the benefits she claims you may notice once you start eating for better liver health:
1 Increased energy levels: Toxins drain your body of energy. Helping your liver remove these toxins from your body can lead to a substantial increase in your energy levels.
2 Mood balancing: One of the liver’s functions includes breaking down the chemicals and hormones produced by emotions. So, when you detoxify, it may also help improve moods.
3 Stronger immune system: Liver cells do participate in immunity. A healthier liver often means a stronger defense against outside threats like viruses.
4 Increased mental focus: With fewer toxins in the brain, your mental focus often becomes clearer and you are able to concentrate better.
5 Weight loss: That weight around your middle may partially be due to a sluggish liver. This is because a healthy liver is better able to process fats.
6 Clearer skin: You may notice your skin becoming more radiant after starting a liver cleansing diet.
7 Greater creativity: Besides improving your focus and concentration, fewer toxins in the brain may also help ideas flow more freely.
8 Healthier hair and nails: Improving liver function means your liver is better able to process hormones and toxins. This gives your body more capacity to deal with less essential jobs like growing hair and nails. Liver health may also be connected to hair loss.
9 Body smells better: Liver disease can be accompanied by a strong body odor. Without toxins, you may notice your body smells better.
10 Hormones balance out on their own: One of your liver’s many functions is to break down hormones as well as create new hormones. With a healthier liver, your body is able to do perform these tasks more easily.
11 Easier to get up in the morning: Toxins bog you down and make you feel more fatigued. Getting rid of them often means you will be able to spring out of bed more easily in the mornings.
12 Resetting of the body’s sleep cycles: Melatonine, your body’s sleep hormone, may be more efficiently created when liver cells are functioning properly.
13 Relief from allergies: As your liver function improves you may start noticing that you are less susceptible to allergies. This is because an improper functioning liver can’t effectively clean up the antibodies or chemicals from circulation, which may result in immune responses such as allergies.
14 Move more freely: Without toxins building up in the joints, you feel freer and have a better range of motion.
15 Vision improves: In Chinese medicine, eyesight is connected with the liver meridian. Improving liver health may lead to healthier eyes.
16 Depression lessens: Depression and other strong emotions are translated into chemicals in the body. If the liver is clogged, then the body can’t break down these chemicals and they recirculate throughout the body. This contributes to depression.
17 Normalization of body functions: Over time, a liver cleansing diet tends to lead to a more balanced heart rate and blood pressure.
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