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7 Food Habits that Can Strengthen your Liver

7 Food Habits that Can Strengthen your Liver
Your largest internal organ is also one of the most important. The liver metabolizes everything that enters your body, so if you keep it in good health, you can stay disease-free and happy.
Here are some gentle reminders on how to help your liver do its job better.
  • Sip a cup or two of green tea every day. The catechins in green tea cleanse and tone the liver.
  • Drink a tall glass of warm lemon water in the morning. It flushes out toxins from the liver and helps the digestive system work better.
  • Snack on fresh fruit instead of drinking fructose-laden fruit juice, which is known to cause fatty liver. Sweet, juicy berries and citrus fruits are beneficial in particular, thanks to their high antioxidant content.
  • A pinch of turmeric in your soups and stews can help heal liver infections—turmeric is a time-honored anti-inflammatory spice.
  • Eat Chinese stir-fried veggies more often. They are not only delicious, but help to detoxify your liver from the toxins in the environment.
  • Include some bitter foods in your daily diet—endives, rocket, dandelions, bitter gourd, fenugreek—these stimulate the production of bile and help the liver perform its job better.
  • Bring on the garlic! An amino acid called methionine in garlic helps the liver work more efficiently and protects it from damage. Add a few sesame seeds to the proceedings, and you have even more methionine, not to mention great flavor.

 

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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7:55AM PST on Mar 5, 2015

Thanks

8:09AM PST on Mar 1, 2015

simple and effective tips..

2:35AM PST on Feb 17, 2015

Our habits are always powerful

3:59AM PST on Jan 21, 2015

Good advice. Try adding steamed leeks to your diet as well ~ but don't overcook them.

6:51AM PST on Jan 6, 2015

Thank you

12:33AM PST on Jan 6, 2015

Ty

2:23AM PST on Dec 10, 2014

8. Eat ants!

4:03AM PDT on Oct 28, 2014

Noted

3:37AM PDT on Oct 28, 2014

Good to know! Lots of green & red veggies helped me "eat my way outta" seral hepatitus! :D

7:29AM PDT on Sep 27, 2014

funny that right now, I am enjoying warm lemon water when reading the article/Thanks

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