Our liver is probably one of the most important organs in our bodies. It is responsible for naturally detoxing the body and keeping all the bad stuff from reaching our cells and fat tissue. That is just one role of the liver. Overall the liver has over 500 functions, so its health is something that should be taken seriously.
Due to the way we live and modern foods, the liver has to work harder than ever to do its job. If the liver spends too much time dealing with toxins, then your health will take a hit. Try these tips to support your liver and to aid your body’s natural detoxification process.
- Start the day with lemon water. Getting enough water in your diet is important to keep all organs functioning properly. Adding lemon to your water will also help your liver to produce bile, which will in turn help excrete toxins. Try drinking a glass of lemon water each morning before you eat breakfast.
- Give your liver a break. Your liver does a lot, so why not give it a break and stop overburdening it. You can do this by cutting back on alcohol and over-the-counter pain medications. Both are hard on the liver, as well as other organs.
- Try these supplements. There are a few supplements available that can help your liver out. With the blessing of a doctor or nutritionist, try adding turmeric, milk thistle, and dandelion supplements to your diet.
- Are you getting enough minerals? It is important that your diet has enough minerals in it. Important minerals for the liver include calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, iron, selenium, zinc, and manganese. You can usually get all of these minerals through a good multi-vitamin or liquid supplement. Another great way to add more of these minerals to your diet is to research which foods contain them and then eat more of those foods.
- Eat more vegetables. Adding more vegetables to your diet is a sure-fire way to improve your overall health and support your liver. Try eating more cruciferous vegetables, such as kale, broccoli, and cabbage.
Forgo the liver detoxes and other packaged “miracle pills” that say they will help your liver. You can naturally help your liver by ensuring you are getting the right minerals and foods in your diet.
Remember to always consult you chiropractor or physician before taking any health advice.
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