When do we need liver cleansing?
Every day we are exposed to stress, pollution, preservatives in food - all this can affect our overall health, including the work of the liver.
In a healthy body, the detoxification process runs smoothly, but when it is exposed to more toxic substances than it can absorb, the liver's working mechanism becomes slow and some toxins can remain active longer and cause harm such as obstructing normal metabolism, fluid retention, swelling.
Then we need to resort to purification.
When do we need liver cleansing?
Here are some symptoms to watch for:
• constant fatigue;
• constant hunger for sweet foods;
• joint pain;
• frequent mood swings;
• bad breath;
• inability to lose weight.
A balanced, healthy diet that helps maintain weight and contains nutrients that promote liver and gut health is your main goal. A good first step is to eliminate processed foods from your diet and drink more water.Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts contain compounds called glucosinolates that protect against chronic diseases and help the body get rid of toxins.
Let's take broccoli for example. They contain enzymes that help the waste products from the blood to be cleared through the urine and at the same time to some extent protect against liver diseases.
Vegetables such as arugula, spinach and kale contain plant chlorophyll, which helps remove chemicals, pesticides and heavy metals from the blood. Specifically, chlorophyll reduces the risk of liver damage caused by aflatoxins (dangerous compounds produced by fungi that can be present in various foods) by activating certain enzymes.
Delicious berries like blueberries, blackberries and raspberries aren't just high in fiber. They contain compounds called anthocyanins, which have powerful antioxidant properties. They fight free radicals and promote normal processes, including the ones in the liver.
Sauerkraut, pickles, kefir, yogurt, and other fermented foods are loaded with beneficial probiotic bacteria that promote healthy digestion and gut lining integrity, thereby helping to keep toxins out of the bloodstream.
At the same time, they can help clear heavy metals from the body. All this helps the liver.
Fasting gives the body (including the liver) a chance to recover and cleanse, as it does not need to direct energy to the digestive system.
One of the tools for this self-cleansing used during periods of starvation is autophagy, which literally translates from ancient Greek as "self-eating." When this process kicks in, the body's healthy cells engulf the diseased cells, resulting in a true cellular detox. A good start is the 16-hour fast, where you limit all your daily eating to an eight-hour window and fast for the remaining 16 hours. Try this for a week or two and see whether you notice any changes in your energy and mood.
There are also some specific nutrients that can support our liver health.
They can provide protection against injury from chemicals or toxins, stimulate bile production, and more. The following supplements are safe, but you should still consult a specialist before taking them. Especially if you take certain other medications.
Here some herbs and spices in support of the liver:
• Activated carbon
• White Thorn
• Milk Thistle:
Perhaps the most well-known herbal supplement for liver health is milk thistle. The active substance is called silymarin, which is an extract from the seeds of the flowering milk thistle plant. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and research shows that it helps stimulate liver cell regeneration. At the same time, it protects against the harm of substances such as alcohol and acetaminophen. Milk thistle also increases glutathione levels. Look for a supplement that contains 70 to 80% silymarin for best results.
Important warning - if you are going to collect your own herbs, head deep into the forest, away from any road junctions and the city. Near the road, various toxins and industrial emissions are polluting the environment, etc. accumulate on the ground, they settle on the herbs and plants, thus making them not useful, but harmful.
To summarize: there is no magic formula when it comes to cleansing or detoxing the liver. However, there are a number of small habit and lifestyle changes you can make to reduce his stress and promote his overall health.
So why not start today!?
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