It is important to cleanse the liver

It is important to cleanse the liver
The liver is one of the most important organs of the body, as it helps cleanse the body of toxins and other harmful substances, so maintaining a healthy diet is of utmost importance to help the liver.

Taking care of the body to avoid liver disease is possible by changing your diet in a healthier direction. This is possible by consuming drinks, juices and foods that help cleanse the liver.

It may sound obvious, but water is the life-giving liquid for a reason. It will help your liver stay clean as well as help your kidneys do their job on a daily basis. Although there are other foods that provide nutrients necessary for proper liver function.

Vegetables will be the best friends of the liver, some such as artichokes, carrots, spinach, beets and broccoli, are ideal to help with the cleaning of this important organ.

In this food you can find potassium and calcium


Among all of the above mentioned, artichokes are perfect for cleansing the liver. The reason is that they have high levels of silymarin, an antioxidant that can also be found in boldo. One way to give them a different flavor is by employing lemon juice as a type of dressing, you can steam or bake them, although they are also edible raw.

Broccoli is rich in vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6


This small “tree” contains high amounts of sulfur which helps in the second stage of liver detoxification. Broccoli has anti-microbial qualities, as well as containing zinc, potassium and vitamins A,C and E.

Help prevent blood glucose spikes


They are grains that will contribute a lot to your diet, including amino acids, which are essential to generate enzymes that intervene in the metabolic process and end up collaborating with liver cleansing.

In addition, chickpeas help regulate blood pressure due to its low amount of sodium, it also contains fiber and isoflavones, both of which help lower cholesterol.

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Cucumber is not a vegetable, nor a vegetable, it is a fruit that successfully collaborates with the excretion process (expulsion of toxic substances from the body). It also works as a laxative and is low in calories.

Provides antioxidants and is rich in minerals


Like broccoli, it has high levels of sulfur and water, which supports the production of amino acids, which are essential for a clean liver. On the other hand, it has minerals such as iron and phosphorus, and it also helps to keep cholesterol levels stable and healthy.

On the other hand, there are fruits, whose antioxidant properties will be allies of the liver and will help to avoid liver diseases. Some of the most recommended are lemon, orange, papaya or apples.

Ana Henríquez, editor
Fundahígado America Content Intern

Eugenia Jiménez Alvaréz, reviewer
Assistant to the coordination of Fundahígado América
Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences


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