HealthDietitian's advice, swap processed food with liver-cleansing options for a healthier life

Dietitian's advice, swap processed food with liver-cleansing options for a healthier life

Beetroot juice will help cleanse the liver after the holidays.
Beetroot juice will help cleanse the liver after the holidays.
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10:03 PM EST, January 12, 2024

The liver is the largest gland and a critical filtering organ in the human body. Unfortunately, it's persistently at risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and other severe diseases.

Factors that potentially disrupt liver function include excessive alcohol intake, a diet high in simple sugars and saturated fats, low physical activity, certain medications, and viral inflammation of the liver.

Dr. Josh Axe, a renowned natural medicine doctor and nutrition specialist, provides advice on how to rejuvenate the liver and enhance its function by removing toxic substances.

1. Avoiding highly processed food

Consuming foods high in trans fats, simple sugars, refined carbohydrates, nitrites, and nitrates disrupts the liver's proper functioning.

Therefore, to prevent many serious diseases, one must eliminate items from their diet such as fast food, pre-packaged baked goods, sweets, deli meals, and processed meats.

2. Taking care of the intestines

Maintaining intestinal health involves primarily including dietary fiber in your diet. This valuable component quickens intestinal peristalsis and sweeps away detrimental food deposits, acting like a broom.

3. Including potassium-rich foods in the diet

Regular consumption of foods high in potassium supports the cardiovascular system's proper functioning and aids in liver cleansing.

Sweet potatoes are a major source of potassium, as are beets, bananas, fresh tomatoes, homemade tomato paste, and tomato juice.

4. Consuming a health-boosting mixture

Freshly squeezed vegetable juices are rich in vitamins, mineral compounds, antioxidants, and other beneficial substances. They are particularly recommended for people with liver conditions, as these juices are easier to digest than raw vegetables.

Carrot juice is especially beneficial, as it contains beta-carotene, which the liver converts to vitamin A. This supports liver detoxification and helps reduce excess fat.

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