Can the liver be detoxified? Find out how to do it

Can the liver be detoxified? Find out how to do it

The liver is one of the most important organs in the human body and is vital for our proper functioning. Because of this, more and more people are wondering how can it be detoxified. Fortunately, there are many ways to do this. In this article, we will talk about what liver detoxification is, how you can do it and what you can do to cleanse it as well.

What is liver detoxification? 

Liver detoxification refers to the removal of toxins and other harmful substances from said organ to help it work better. This may include dietary changes, physical exercise and other natural methods. This can help prevent disease and improve overall health. 

How can I detoxify the liver? 

There are many ways to detoxify the liver, and these are some of them: 

  • Diet: healthy diet is the key to being healthy. Make sure you take foods with enough nutrients such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains. You should also avoid treated foods, sugar and saturated fats. 
  • Exercise: Physical exercise can help improve blood circulation and your organs functions. Try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, such as walking, jogging or participating in yoga. 
  • Herbs and spices: some herbs and spices have detoxification properties, such as ginger, garlic and turmeric.

What other things can I do to cleanse it?  

  • Drink plenty of water: Drinking enough water is key to maintaining health. Try to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day to help flush toxins from the body. 
  • Avoid alcohol: Alcohol is one of the leading causes of liver damage. Try to limit alcohol consumption or avoid it altogether. 
  • Reduce caffeine intake: Caffeine can negatively affect your body in excess. Try to have 1 cup occasionally or every so often.
  • Get enough rest: sleep is important for your overall health. Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep a day. If you go to bed and get up at the same time every day, you may see improvements in the quality of your sleep and, consequently, improvements in your overall health.

Pío Hernández, writing
Content intern Fundahígado América

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

Daniela Malavé Montilla, Editor
Bachelor in Social Communication


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