What’s Loving Your Liver Got To Do With It?
The liver is responsible for 500 metabolic jobs including filtering and neutralizing harmful substances in your body.
However, with the abundance of harmful toxins and chemicals filling the air, food supply, personal care products and even our kitchenware, our liver has to constantly work hard for us to keep up. When it’s overburdened with toxins, it cannot do that very well. Because bile is produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder, a toxic and overburdened liver leads to impaired release of bile from the gallbladder, which affects the breakdown of fats and overall digestion.
Okay, so what does really mean for our health and our bodies? Well, the liver and gallbladder work in harmony to support a strong immune system, balanced moods, happy hormones and healthy digestion. These are all key to feeling our best everyday.
So for these reasons, consuming liver-loving foods should be a priority. However, it can be difficult in the beginning for those with digestive issues to add a lot of liver-loving superfoods that contain roughage into their diets.
If you find greens in your stools undigested, this means your body has trouble digesting them. Therefore, make it a point to puree or steam them.
Try blending your greens into a smoothie or buying a green powder such as spirulina or wheatgrass and adding it to your favorite smoothie.
The more you love your liver, the faster your digestion will love you back, and the better you will feel energize, balanced, and weight-less.
Here are the TOP SUPERFOODS for loving your liver right:
Jerusalem Artichokes: A wonderful choice for the liver and the gallbladder because they increase bile flow.
Asparagus: Helps cleanse the kidneys and reduce water retention. It is also a rich source of folate which is important for healthy cells, and high in glutathione, a vital antioxidant for detox.
Dandelions: Stimulate the digestive juices and help digest fats. They also support the body’s natural detoxification process. You can juice dandelion greens, cook with them, or drink dandelion tea. Spring is the ideal time to reap the benefits of dandelion greens as they become too bitter in the summer.
Garlic: Garlic is antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-cancerous. It supports detoxification and is one of nature’s best antioxidants.
Nettle: Rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, including iron, nettle is fabulous for strengthening the liver, adrenals and kidneys. Wonderful in tea form, it can also be consumed up to three times a day for extra nourishment during detox.
Peas: Rich in vegan protein and packed with essential nutrients, peas are an ideal food to substitute for heavier protein sources during a detox.
If you’re not yet integrating these superfoods in your diet, start adding in one or two foods this week and find recipes with these foods that you’ll enjoy.
If you’ve been feeling bloated, fatigued, or moody, and want to lose a few extra stubborn pounds, then your body is telling you its time to upgrade your foods and your habits. We can do this step-by-step together in my Your Body, Revitalized, in 8-weeks program. In your complimentary consultation, let’s discover the best move for you to revitalize your body to be your best self. Schedule your free consult to learn how.