Cleanse your liver with 3 amazing juices

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You liver is one of the most important organs in the body. It plays a role in digestion, immunity, metabolism and the storage of nutrients. Because of this, it’s essential that you give your liver a healthy boost!  Your liver is also responsible for filtering and processing all of your hormones. If your liver is not functioning properly it can lead to hormonal imbalances such as excess estrogens, faulty insulin production and more. If you are dealing with any kind of hormonal imbalance focusing some attention on your liver is essential.

 

What Are Toxins?

Toxins are substances that can cause harm to the body tissues. These are things like heavy metals, free radicals and metabolic end products. They can enter your body through food, air and water, as well as being produced within your body through chemical processes. In order to protect you from toxicity and cellular damage, the liver works in two phases to help clean your blood of toxins.

 

How to support your liver?

There are several ways that you can keep your liver functioning at its best.

1. Reduce your toxic load. Eat organic when possible, use nontoxic cleaners, avoid using medication unnecessarily and keep alcoholic beverages to 3/wk for women and 6-7/wk for men. If you can manage the escape, spend some time at the beach, mountains or countryside, breathing in the cleaner air.

2. Eat liver supporting foods. With 80,000 chemicals approved for commerce and thousands more being added each year, it’s impossible to create a pristinely nontoxic environment. Food to the rescue! Greens, dandelion root tea, apples, beets and turmeric are examples of foods that support your liver in today’s imperfect environment.

3. Know your food sensitivities. One man’s food is another man’s poison. When we are sensitive to a food, it is like a toxin to our body adding to the liver’s workload.

4. Try juicing! To get a concentrated dose of liver-boosting compounds, try these refreshing detox juices.

 

1. Liver Boosting Beet Juice:

  • 1 beet
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1 handful parsley

Instructions: Run all ingredients through a juicer and enjoy.

2. Deep Green Liver Detox:

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1 lime, peeled
  • 1 cup swiss chard
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled

Instructions: Run all ingredients through a juicer and enjoy.

3. Liver Detox Green Smoothie:

  • 2 oranges, peeled
  • 1/2 rib celery
  • 1 lemon, peeled
  • 1/2 cup dandelion greens (or other bitter green)
  • 1/2 cup parsley

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Enjoy!