Restoring liver health is key to helping your body heal itself. And if you're up to it, the liver cleanse is one of the fastest ways to get there.
Dietary changes and supplements can nourish your liver and stimulate healing. Some people eliminate gallstones just by eating right.
Include plenty of brightly colored fruits and vegetables in your diet, raw whenever possible. Make it your goal to enjoy at least one or two servings with every meal.
Cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy, kale, Brussels sprouts), dark leafy green vegetables, garlic, onions, and radishes have a powerful cleansing effect.
Healthy fats and oils are hugely important to optimal liver health. Choose natural oils labeled cold pressed, expeller pressed, or virgin.
Flaxseed is rich with omega-3s but should not be used for cooking. Save it for salad dressings, smoothies, and drizzling raw over meals.
Olive oil is liquid gold. but can be tainted. Some companies cut costs by adding cheaper oils, just enough to keep them off the ingredients list. So go for quality and use olive oil liberally in your cooking and baking.
Other healthy choices include coconut and nut oils, and these can be used in a variety of ways, including high heat. Grass-fed butter or ghee is also very healing.
Your liver loves the healthy oils and minerals found in raw nuts and seeds. These make great snacks on their own or try adding them to cereals, salads, and smoothies.
Choose whole grains such as brown rice, popcorn, and whole-grain breads and pastas. But be careful. Whole-grain processed foods often have little fiber or nutrition, and manufactured whole-grain breads may contain a large amount of refined white flour. Corn that is not labeled organic is almost always genetically modified (GMO). Beware!
Eliminate all trans fat. This artery-clogging nightmare raises bad (LDL) cholesterol, lowers good (HDL) cholesterol, and contributes to many serious health problems including heart disease, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes.
Always steer clear of margarine, shortening, and other refined vegetable oils. Avoid restaurant fried foods with their toxic recycled oil.
Enjoy the natural sweetness of fruit, molasses, honey, coconut sugar, grade B maple syrup, and xylitol, but limit refined white sugar and eliminate artificial sweeteners.
Prepare your own food with quality ingredients you select yourself.
Avoid processed foods with artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, and choose organic when you can. Limit alcohol, which can damage your liver.