The liver is the largest filter in the body. It filters fats, sugars, alcohol and medicines but it also operates a large number of chemical reactions that require a lot of nutrients.
When the liver is clogged, fat or lacking nutrients, it cannot operate its vital functions.
This causes different symptoms:
-a great fatigue,
-a mental fog,
-acne (chest and shoulders),
-poor skin complexion with dark circles
-difficulty bearing alcohol and smells (nausea)
-midnight insomnia (3am)
If you experience at least 3 of these symptoms then it’s time to do a liver detox! You can help your liver by consuming certain foods and nutrients:
1 / Vegetables:
Eat these vegetables regularly as they have known benefits for the liver and provide it with what it needs.
Good quality proteins will allow the liver to cleanse the body. They provide the necessary elements for the 2 phases of Hepatic Detox:
Phase 1: The liver transforms the elements into smaller but sometimes more toxic compounds.
Phase 2: Small toxic compounds are transformed into molecules to rebuild other elements that are more useful to the body.
3/ Vitamins and minerals:
-B9 contributes to the methylation mechanism essential for liver function. It is found in green cabbage (folates)
-B12 that is found in meat mainly
-NAC or N-actecyl-cysteine is an amino acid that stimulates the production of glutathione, a very important antioxidant for liver detox. It is produced by the body when dietary intakes are well balanced and rich in amino acids (proteins).
-Magnesium, zinc, selenium are cofactors that participate in chemical reactions in the liver.
Eat almonds, Brazil nuts and oysters to get enough minerals.
4/Plants in infusion or capsules :
These plants contain powerful active ingredients that stimulate liver detoxification. They are consumed as herbal teas and infusions or as capsules to be taken for a few days.
5/Water to filter:
-Remove alcohol, juices, sodas that weigh down the liver and make it work
-Drink still or sparkling water
Bicarbonate-rich waters, such as naturally carbonated waters, lower the body’s acidity and help the liver digest meals.
Add the juice of half a lemon to increase the detoxifying effect from the properties of the lemon.
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Article written by Elsa Orivel RD Dietician