A strong and healthy liver needs regular cleansing and detoxification. Here are some simple ways to regularly cleanse your liver:
Drink organic unsweetened apple juice daily for 2 to 3 consecutive days to initiate liver detoxification.
Eat a raw diet of only fruits and vegetables, with no dairy products, for 2 to 3 days.
Drink a mixture of organic pure olive oil (4 ounces) and equal amount of fresh squeezed lemon juice. Shake well and drink immediately before going to bed.
Drink ginger tea daily for liver and bowel cleansing: Juice one lemon, a two-inch fresh ginger root, four cloves, and one stick of cinnamon; add juice to two cups of water in a saucepan; bring to boil, and simmer for 10 - 15 minute; add a pinch of sea salt to your drinking water to alkalize it, as well as to provide important minerals and trace elements.
Enhancing Liver Health
A healthy liver filters approximately 3 pints of blood per minute, producing 1 to 1.5 quarts of bile daily.
A healthier liver gives you clear and sharp vision.
Eat some raw vegetables or drink fresh vegetable juice daily.
A raw diet provides you with enzymes, which are required for optimum digestion and which are easily destroyed by heat during cooking.
At least 20 to 30 percent of your diet should be raw fruits and vegetables.
Avoiding excess fat
Do not overload your liver and gall bladder with excess fatty foods, such as: animal milk (instead, drink rice milk and soymilk); foods with animal skins; deep-fried foods; full-cream dairy products; hydrogenated oils, and preserved meats.
Consuming essential fatty acids
Essential fatty acids are fats in their natural, unprocessed form, such as: Alfalfa sprouts (you can easily grow alfalfa sprouts from seeds); avocado; fish; flaxseed; pumpkin seeds; sesame seeds; and sunflower seeds.
Get non-animal proteins from the grains (brown rice and oatmeal), and raw seeds and nuts.
Eat animal proteins moderately, such as eggs from free-range chickens, and lean red meats.
Eating healing foods for the liver
Eat beet, broccoli, cruciferous vegetables, garlic, ginger root, soy, and turmeric to help your liver detoxification. Include these healing foods in your diet as much as possible for optimum liver health!
Do not overload your liver with chemicals from supermarket foods and drinks, such as artificial sweeteners, Aspartame (in diet sodas), food colorings, food emulsifiers, and preservatives
Always read food labels before any purchase! Go organic to eliminate pesticides and other chemicals!
A bowel movement every other day is irregular, and a bowel movement once a day is still inadequate; a bowel movement twice or three times a day is optimum.
To optimize your elimination, do the following:
Eat a fiber-rich diet.
Eat fresh sweet corn raw, or only lightly cooked. Corn is an excellent blood-cleansing fiber.
Grind a handful of almonds, alfalfa seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds. Sprinkle them in your salads, soups, and smoothies.
Re-hydrate your system with water and more fluids to avoid constipation and to enhance kidney elimination. Drink more than eight 8-oz glasses of water daily.
Watch out for your intestinal hygiene.
Always eat fresh. Food poisoning is due to unfriendly bacteria and organisms put in a dormant state by food preservatives.
Do not reheat your food more than twice.
Do not eat while you are stressed: stress induces indigestion and bloating, because your blood flow is directed away from your intestines and liver.
Avoid fast foods and takeout foods as much as possible.
Always wash hands before preparing your food.
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