How to detoxify your liver

How to detoxify your liver
The liver is in charge of eliminating toxins from the blood. It also secretes bile, which allows fats to be broken down in the small intestine throughout the digestive process.

The liver is also in charge of producing certain proteins, these are transported throughout the body and it is also responsible for balancing the production of glucose. Given these specific and vital characteristics for the human being, it is worth asking: what is good for cleansing the liver?

In the first instance it is recommended to maintain a balanced, healthy diet, rich in vegetables, fruits, vegetables and grains, some of the most recommended foods are artichoke, broccoli and chickpeas. 

One of the best ways to keep your liver healthy is by consuming plenty of water, which will also help your kidneys function properly. Also, avoiding excessive alcohol consumption will help cleanse the body’s largest organ.

Foods and drinks that are good for the liver

  1. Avocado and grapes:

In addition to the multiple benefits for beauty, avocado is one of the most important vegetable sources for providing healthy fats, it also protects the liver. In addition, according to a study in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, it is explained that the intake of avocado in a balanced way collaborates with weight loss, which helps to improve the results in patients with liver diseases.

As for grapes, they are also a good option to reduce inflammation, increase antioxidant levels, and prevent injury and damage. (Via Mejor con salud).

2. Turmeric:

This is a spice with anti-inflammatory benefits, in addition to preventing cancer, it improves liver function. In addition, it is a spice that activates the metabolism and cleanses the liver, this is due to its antioxidants.

3. Water:

Although it may seem redundant and somewhat obvious, the correct consumption of mineral water during the day is essential for the functioning and cleansing of the liver. It will also be helpful for the health of the kidneys.

4. Garlic:

This small food, which tends to be used mainly for seasoning and flavor, is also a carrier of multiple medicinal properties. Garlic helps build a good immune system, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which protects the liver. Although to obtain these benefits, it should be consumed raw.

5. Tea:

The consumption of some teas helps in cleansing the liver in a natural way, which collaborates in the prevention of future liver conditions. Among them are: 

  • Green tea: 
  • Dandelion root tea.
  • Milk thistle tea

These are just some tips you can follow if you want to keep your liver clean, with the intention of preventing liver disease.

Ana Henríquez, editor

Fundahígado America Content Intern

Eugenia Jiménez Alvaréz, proofreading

Assistant to the Fundahígado América coordination

Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences


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