Jumat, 18 Oktober 2013

Top 10 Detox Tips for a Healthy Liver

Fatty liver is a clear sign that your liver is congested and overworked. If your liver is struggling to detoxify your body, these 10 detox tips will help soothe your liver.

Start practicing a new way caring for you liver today. In a week, you may feel like a new person.

You can use these 10 detox diet tips at home:

A gentle natural detox diet will help take the pressure off this hard-working organ and start optimizing your liver health. A detox diet or program is all about cleansing the body of toxins and other impurities and replacing them with healthy nutrients. Usually it takes a few days before you notice the positive effects and begin feeling revived.

1) Start Reversing the Damage -- A key function of your liver is clearing toxins from your body. When you have fatty liver, that means there is damage to your detoxification system. Sluggish detoxification causes metabolic waste and toxins to build up in your body. To help reverse this, you can add certain nutrients that act at the cellular level to remove the waste and toxins from your body and soothe your liver. You can reverse the damage by restoring natural balance and harmony to your body with an effective fatty liver diet.

2) Limit Harmful Foods -- Avoid refined carbohydrate foods (especially sugar and white flour), processed and canned foods, high-fat dairy products (especially hard cheese), and junk foods that are full of toxins, low in nutrients, and lack dietary fiber. Limit or stop using artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners can increase the appetite for sweets and carbohydrates.

3) Eat Healthy Foods -- Start eating more of fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens. Raw and slightly steamed vegetables are best for vitamins and nutrients. Dried beans, brown rice and whole grain breads are excellent sources of liver-friendly nutrients and fiber to gently detoxify your system. Try using honey or stevia as a nutritious replacement to sugars. Be careful with fast foods and regularly eat home-cooked meals.

4) Drink Purified Water -- Use a reputable water filtration system to ensure you have the cleanest possible water. Or you can purchase purified bottled water. Water coming from public water supplies often contains contaminants from old piping and is full of bacteria.

5) Increase Fluid Intake -- Drink water and freshly squeezed juices to help flush the toxins from your body. If possible, drink only broths, water, juices, and soft-cooked vegetables to treat your body to a liquid diet one day a week. Doing this gives your digestive system a rest, helps cleanse toxins and waste, and reduces the burden on your liver.

6) Drink Herbal Teas -- Teas made from fresh squeezed Lemon, Dandelion root, Ginger, Peppermint, and Spearmint help promote urination and bowel cleansing, which removes trapped viruses, bacteria and toxins from the body. Sweeten with honey or stevia as a replacement for sugar.

7) Treat Constipation -- Take natural laxatives like bran cereals or psyllium to ensure regular bowel movements and prevent toxins from building up in your digestive tract.

8) Detox Bath -- A detox bath will help remove toxins from the inside out. Ginger has natural cleansing powers and is a good way to detox your body. Fill the tub with hot water. Add 1/8 cup of either fresh grated ginger root or ground powdered ginger from the spice rack. Soak in the bath for at least 20-30 minutes if you can. The ginger will start to make you sweat, which helps remove the toxins from your body. You may continue to sweat for an hour or so after the bath, which is a good thing because sweating is your body's way of detoxifying from the inside.

9) Reduce Exposure to Toxins -- Avoid using artificial air fresheners. Start using natural brands of cosmetics, soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, and natural cleaning products.

10) Rest and Relaxation-- Try to get 6 to 8 hours of sleep every night. Your body heals best when it is at rest. Give yourself at least 10-15 minutes of quiet time, prayer or meditation daily. Sleep and quiet time allows your body to recuperate and helps keep your mind at ease. Give yourself permission to get the rest and relaxation you need to heal your liver.

These detox and diet tips will help relieve liver congestion, cleanse toxins, and soothe your liver, especially if it is struggling to detoxify your body. Keep in mind, before embarking on a detox program, you would be wise to check with your doctor. If you have diabetes, kidney disease or other chronic conditions, you should not try to detox without the supervision of your primary physician.

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