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The liver is widely considered as one of the most vital organs of the body. It cannot be denied that some people today succumb to very unhealthy lifestyles which cause great damage to the liver and other essential organs of the body. This lifestyle often leads to the accumulation of toxins in the body which when left untreated, can lead to major health disorders.
In addition to our recent report on herbs for the liver, we’ve just found a wonderful liver detox juice that may offer amazing benefits not just to the liver, but to the other organs as well! Here are the ingredients of this homemade liver detox juice (link to the full recipe is at the end):
According to research, lemon is a good source of citric acid that efficiently helps in breaking down foods and promoting better digestion. This lessens the activities of the liver. Furthermore, it contains powerful antiseptic properties that inhibit the growth and activities of harmful bacteria along the digestive tract.
In a study published at the Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, researchers concluded that ginger is capable of improving liver damage as well as in protecting the organ against liver fibrosis. It is also beneficial in preventing and treating fatty liver disease by reducing one’s insulin resistance, lessening the amount of oxidative stress on the liver, as well as in preventing inflammation which contribute significantly in the development of this condition.
According to a study published at the European Journal of Nutrition, grapefruit is rich in antioxidants that promote liver health. Grapefruit juice soothes metabolic syndrome and lowers the level of fats in the body which are considered as major factors that trigger the occurrence of fatty liver disease.
This herb is known for its antioxidant content that brings about liver health benefits. In a study published at the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, it was found out that intake of flaxseed can significantly reduce the level of fats accumulated in the liver. Heavy buildup of fats on the liver usually results to fatty liver disease.
According to studies, garlic is an excellent source of proteins, amino acids and metabolites – and some studies have indicated that garlic may assist in protecting the liver against unintentional and intentional ingestion of many hepatotoxic substances.
Derived from cumin seeds, cumin powder is widely recognized for its ability to stabilize the functions of the systems of the body. It actually plays a vital role in stimulating the liver to increase its production of bile which is useful in getting better digestion.
This is actually considered one of the best herbs to promote liver health. Research shows that fresh mint helps the liver in executing its vital functions. It is reported to relieve liver swelling and protect the organ against cirrhosis.
I think my liver might be ready for one of these, what about you? Here is the link to the full recipe: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/liver-detox-juice-recipes.html
See also our page Top 10 Herbs For Liver Health
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