Protect your liver to protect your health

Even if you are somebody with a positive outlook on life, it’s not always possible to ignore news headlines that keep telling us that disease is on the rise… and that we are basically helpless bystanders.

Personally, I cannot help but to feel that the mainstream focusses on scare tactics instead of armouring the public with information about how we can boost our health.

One really easy way to keep your health on track is to take care of your vital organs, like your liver.

This vital organ is responsible for a number of essential functions, including:

• Detoxifying blood from harmful substances like environmental toxins, drugs and alcohol
• Stores vitamins and iron
• Converts stored sugar to usable sugar when the body’s sugar levels fall below normal
• Produces bile – a substance neccessary to digest fats
• Breaks down haemoglobin as well as insulin and other hormones
• Destroys old/ dead red blood cells

So, if you want to stay in top form, taking extra care of your liver should be a priority. And you can do this by following these 5 easy steps:

  • Grapefruit is a rich source of glutathione — an antioxidant that helps to detoxify the liver. It’s also high in vitamin C that boosts detoxifying enzymes and increases the natural cleansing process of the liver.
  • Beets and carrots are both extremely high in plant-flavonoids and beta-carotene. Eating beats and carrots can help stimulate and improve overall liver function. And in addition, carrots are also rich in glutathione.
  • Turmeric is the liver’s favourite spice and helps boost liver detox. It does this by assisting enzymes that actively flush out dietary carcinogens.
  • Garlic is loaded with sulphur that, like turmeric, activates liver enzymes that flush out toxins and cleanses your blood. Garlic also holds high amounts of allicin and selenium, two natural compounds that aid in liver cleansing.
  • Olive Oil provides the body with a liquid base that can “suck up” harmful toxins in the body. Other organic oils that equally support liver function include cold-pressed hemp and flax-seed oil.

I’m a firm believer that changing your diet is one of the best ways to support your health and sometimes all you need is to make a few small changes to see a remarkable difference.

To a healthier life,

Thomas Smith