Is there a safe, effective liver cleanse?

The liver is a vital organ, responsible for the removal of toxins and other wastes from the bloodstream. Alcohol, drugs, and chemicals that are ingested through our food, are flushed out with the help of the liver. The liver can get overburdened and bogged down, hampering this vital function, if your lifestyle is such that it causes you to absorb a higher than normal level of toxins and chemicals. In such scenarios the blood continues to retain the toxins, and there may be toxicity or a presence of toxins in all the body tissue.

As with any diet, deficiencies or excesses are responsible for all problems. Your liver is put under tremendous stress whenever you overeat fatty foods that contain white flour or sugary foods, and when you drink alcohol. The liver also filters out toxins that are inhaled such as through cigarette smoke. In addition to this the liver also fights off infections, regulates hormonal balance, and energizes your body. Although it has a tremendous capacity to filter out such an onslaught of toxicity and chemicals it can get overcome if clogged with poisons. For this reason a liver cleanse is advisable on a regular basis.

Here are some effective home remedies and natural methods that you can rely on to cleanse your liver:

  • Keeping your body well hydrated is essential as this will help to cleanse the liver. Drinking eight to ten glasses of water a day should help, but this may vary from person to person. Fruit juices are another very healthy option that can help detoxify your system.
  • A healthy diet is another vital remedy to effectively cleanse your liver. Eat a lot of vegetables and fruits, particularly carrots and beets, and apples and lemons.
  • A glass of lemon juice each morning will also do you a world of good. Such a diet will provide your liver with essential nutrients.
  • Constipation restricts the elimination of toxins and puts more stress on the liver, so make it a point to get enough dietary fiber. Fruits like oranges or figs, and whole wheat products are a good dietary source of fiber.
  • Herbal detoxification diets are extremely effective and you just need to stick to one for a couple of days. You can include ingredients like parsnip, parsley, cayenne pepper, curry, garlic, cinnamon, and ginger root to name a few. Add these to the foods and fluids that you will be consuming as part of your liver detox diet.
  • Herbal teas like green tea are also extremely beneficial and you can add them to your detox diet.

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