The liver is an important organ for detoxifying your body. If your liver is not healthy and functioning properly, the toxins that should have been eliminated could end up staying in your body and may cause damage.
Read below to find out which healthy drinks you can add in your diet to promote liver health.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Add one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of lukewarm water and drink it. This should be a daily habit.
2. Blood Orange Juice
An experiment published in 2012 in the “World Journal of Gastroenterology”, states that blood orange juice helps protect the liver against fat accumulation. It also protects against fatty liver, lowers total cholesterol and triglycerides, reduced weight gain and increased insulin sensitivity. Insulin is a hormone that helps regulate blood sugar levels.
3. Green Tea
Drink at least 1-2 cups of green tea daily. Green tea contains catechins, an antioxidant that assists with detoxification and supports the liver.
4. Lemon Juice
Always start your day with 1 cup of warm water with fresh lemon juice. Lemon juice contains citric acid, which encourages the liver to produce bile, which is one of the ways the body excretes toxins.
5. Lemon Juice and Olive Oil
This combination of olive oil and lemon juice, not only does liver cleansing, but it does miracles for the digestive system too. Read this article to find out how to prepare this mixture properly.
6. Noni Fruit Juice
Noni is a tropical fruit-bearing plant. The journal “Plant Foods and Human Nutrition” published an animal study in 2008, which concludes that noni juice may help protect the liver from damage caused by exposure to toxins.
7. Vegetable Juice
Vegetable juice is one of the easiest ways to get 5 servings of vegetables into your daily diet. It contains the essential minerals, vitamins and other nutrients found in vegetables in their original form, except for fiber.
Tomato juice is a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant that helps reduce the risk of prostate cancer, heart attack and other types of cancer. Celery, carrot, cucumber, beetroot, tomato, capsicum, and ginger can all be juiced. If you’re buying pre-packed vegetable juice, make sure you pick the low-sodium ones.
Drink at least 2 liters or 8 glasses of water daily. Spread throughout the rest of the day. Drinking water helps flush toxins out through the bladder and bowels, thus preventing them from being re-circulated in the bloodstream.