Taking care of your liver is important for the health and well-being of your entire body. Your liver is the natural filter for your body, filtering out toxins and not allowing them to absorb into your blood through your digestive system. Your liver takes care of you by filtering out these harmful toxins and it needs a break. A liver cleansing diet is a great way to flush out your liver. Use the natural liver cleansing diet to refresh your liver's health.
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Remove food from your diet, especially those harmful to your body. The first step of the natural liver cleansing diet is to switch to an all-liquid diet for two to three days. This does not mean you can chug soda and coffee. Stick to water and 100 per cent fruit juices, such as apple, grape and cranberry. Choose juices that contain only water and fruit juice.
Start the LSA mix: three parts linseed (flax seed), two parts sunflower seed and one part almond. This will give your body the essential fibre, fatty acids and nutrients it needs, as well as help feed the liver what it needs most. Buy it ground up (or do it yourself) and sprinkle on foods or mix up with your favourite foods. It is best with your breakfast in the morning.
Clean out your home. Remove any and all snack foods and foods and drinks with preservatives and chemicals. If you are not sure if something is bad for you or not, throw it away to be safe. Ask yourself if the food comes from the ground or a tree. If the answer is no, then throw it away. This is the perfect time to make a lifestyle change and start dieting healthier. If you have foods and/or drinks that have not been opened yet, take them to your local food bank to donate them.
Start to reintroduce foods to your diet. Try dark, green leafy vegetables, beets, artichokes, broccoli, onions, garlic, grapefruit, mangoes, papaya, lemons and kale. These foods are easy on your stomach, liver and entire digestive system. Make sure that your toast is plain with nothing on it. Eat these foods for the first one to two days after your liquid diet and continue to drink plenty of water and 100 per cent fruit juice.
Eat more foods of a good variety. Begin introducing more foods to your diet, such as steamed vegetables and fruits. Browse your grocery store for healthy food choices. Add some healthy yoghurt, milk, cereal, oatmeal and more to your diet. Stay away from alcohol, cigarettes, coffee, chocolate, soda, chips and cakes.
Tips and warnings
- You can do the natural liver cleansing diet once every 30 days.
- Stop smoking and drinking during your natural liver cleansing diet. Using harmful toxins, such as alcohol, will only harm your liver.
- If you have a medical condition, check with your doctor before trying the natural liver cleansing diet.
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