Signs That Your Liver Is Stressed, and Foods to Help Cleanse

BFFs!  Your liver is your 2nd largest organ.  The liver’s specific function is to cleanse the blood of toxins, if the liver can’t successfully do this the toxins are released back into your blood and are stored in fatty tissue.  Not only can a stressed liver cause health issues but it can make you look really rundown as well.

We might be selling the liver short. Enzymatic Therapy, Inc.
The liver’s “to-do” list is huge. It helps metabolize carbs and maintain healthy glucose levels, stores and synthesizes vitamins, and regulates hormones, including estrogen. But, arguably one of the liver’s most important tasks is creating a substance called bile.

Bile gets a bad rap because it just sounds bad. In the past, people would say someone was “filled with bile” if they had a bad temper. But has a big job.

This greenish fluid starts breaking down the fats we eat so the body can use the fat-soluble nutrients hidden within them. It also shuttles toxins through the digestive system, acting as a detoxifying agent. In the intestines, bile hands over custody of toxins to fiber which helps move them through the digestive system to be excreted later. (That’s yet another reason why fiber intake is so important.)

15 Signs That Your liver Is Stressed:Primallyinspired.com

  • fatigue
  • brain fog
  • headaches
  • chronic joint or muscle pain
  • digestion issues including gas, heartburn, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, and abdominal pain
  • insomnia
  • autoimmune diseases
  • hormonal imbalances like PMS or menopausal symptoms
  • acne or skin rashes
  • anxiety or depression
  • allergies
  • inflammation
  • chemical sensitivities
  • chronic bad breath
  • weight gain

Foods That Help Cleanse The Liver:

  • Grapefruit
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Green Tea
  • Apples
  • Broccoli
  • Lemons/Limes
  • Arugula
  • Walnuts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Avocado
  • Spinach
  • Garlic
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries

Here is a chart that shows the detox phases of the liver as well as some vitamins that will help with detox process.  One vitamin not listed in the below chart is Milk Thistle, which is AMAZING!! Milk thistle helps to create new liver cells!  I try to take milk thistle regularly especially after a weekend full of drinking and eating.

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When it comes to your body don’t take any part of it for granted!  Appreciate all that you are given and do what you can to be a healthy, beautiful you!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipe from

flavourandsavour.com

Ingredients

Vegetarian, Gluten free

Produce

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Beet, medium
  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, fresh
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1 bunch Lacinato kale
  • 1 cup Raspberries
  • 1 Yellow bell pepper

Condiments

  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice

Baking & Spices

  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Sea salt

Oils & Vinegars

  • 7 tsp Olive oil

Nuts & Seeds

  • 2 tbsp Almonds, raw
  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin seeds, raw

Dairy

  • 1 Avocado cream
Rainbow Detox Salad from Flavour and Savour. Cleanse your body, eliminate toxins and brighten your skin with this colourful salad.

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