Eating for a healthy liver is vital to your longevity and quality of life. When you understand the hard work this organ does in the body to protect you, you would be careful about what you put in your mouth.
Weighing in at four pounds this champion of an organ performs more functions in the body than any other organ, and due to its complexity and complex chemical changes it does in the body, makes this organ very special.
To name just a few functions this organ performs, is astounding.
Also in the liver, bile is produced; an alkaline compound which helps the digestive system digest food properly.
There is no replacement for this organ; it is to complex for any human to replace with an artificial one.
It is breath taking because, humans consume lots of food a day, and the liver goes to work by filtering out toxins such as pesticides, alcohol, junk food, and most medications.
Because of this, the liver is constantly at work; and even though the liver can neutralize these toxins, toxins pressure the filtering capability of the liver allowing rare and tear and even possible damage.
If we think we can eat anything anytime we want, think again, this organ will make anyone suffer and die in the long run when it is miss-treated with unhealthy food at its will. Do yourself this favor, ''take care of your liver and it will take care of you.''
Eating for a healthy liver will require healthy foods. Healthy foods will supply the liver with adequate nutrients to facilitate the detoxification process which will result in less pressure to the liver.
These healthy foods will consist of:
WHOLE GRAINS: Whole grains contain complex carbohydrates and B vitamins that are essential for proper liver function.
ARTICHOKE: Artichoke known for its detoxification properties helps to facilitate the liver by eliminating the waste material with the bile.
APPLES: I love apples for its antioxidants, but apples helps the liver by emptying the bile and relieving the congestion of the liver, you got to love apples.
GRAPES: Grapes are great for their antioxidants and vitamins to aid the liver in its own detoxification. The bile is also stimulated which helps to decongest the
liver and enhance blood circulation.
ONIONS: Onion is one of the main foods to consider when eating for a healthy liver. Onions helps encourage the detoxifying process due to its sulfurated essential oil.
LEAFY VEGETABLES: These should be eaten raw most of the time or slightly cooked. They contain potassium and other minerals that are important for live disorders.
CHERRIES:I love sweet cherries and they are good in antioxidants and are known for its blood depuratives that promotes liver function.
LECITHIN: Lecithin contains choline which is a vitamin factor that helps liver metabolism and to keep fat deposits from entering the liver. Choline helps to construct the cell membrane which creates a healthy liver.
BROCCOLI: Although broccoli is good for its fiber, it also contains glucosinolate, a substance that stimulates the liver by producing more enzymes to help aid in the detoxification of toxins and other carcinogens.
AVOCADO: When eating for a healthy liver or for eating sake, don't forget this marvelous fruit. It produce glutathione in the body which acts as an antioxidant, cleaning up toxic from free radicals. This will help facilitate the liver to cleanse itself from harmful toxins.
There you have it, foods that will improve your overall health of the liver and other organs of the body like the kidney that would have a positive impact on the functioning of these organs.
I hope that this information on the liver was informative and easy to read. Please pay close attention to this sensitive organ and don't forget: "take care of your liver and your liver will take care of you.
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