In this video, I share my top 10 liver detox foods that help to enhance the detox process.
# 1 – Beets
I just love them. They are rich in antioxidants and contain iron, folate and an important nutrient that helps protect cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress. Beets also contain pectin, which is a form of fiber that helps absorb toxins.
#2 – Kale
Kale chips, kale salad, kale in your shakes. There are so many amazing ways to consume this superfood! Kale is an iron-rich detoxifying dark green leafy vegetable which contains vitamin C, fiber and sulfur.
#3 – Lemons
The liver loves lemons! They strengthen the liver and assist in cleansing the system of impurities. Alkalinizing lemons are also high in vitamin C, an important antioxidant that’s increases glutathione production. Glutathione helps neutralize toxins.
# 4 – Broccoli
Not only can broccoli help fill you up on a detox, broccoli is rich in sulfur and antioxidants. Sulfur assists with cleansing and is one of the most important minerals in the body.
#5 – Onions
Research has shown that onions lower blood glucose levels, boost the immune system, and since they contain a large amount of sulfur, they are especially helpful in liver detoxification.
# 6 – Garlic
Contains certain complex substances that get converted to allicin, when fresh garlic is crushed or chopped. Aside from providing protection again viruses, bacteria, and other invaders, garlic helps to detoxify the body and strengthen the liver.
#7 – Cabbage
Contains almost 8 times the vitamin C found in an orange. Simply amazing! Cabbage is another vegetable that’s also high in sulfur, which as you now know, stimulates liver detox.
#8 – Spinach
I can’t leave this important leafy green out. It’s packed with nutrients and antioxidants. It’s also a great source of calcium and iron. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a 180 gram serving of boiled spinach contains 6.43 mg of iron, whereas one 6 oz. ground hamburger patty, which is 170 grams contains at most 4.42 mg.
Spinach does contain a relatively high level of iron, compared to other sources, however, it is poorly absorbed unless eaten with calcium, since it’s a plant source and is non-heme, which the body does not absorb as efficiently as blood (heme) iron, found in meat.
#9 – Spirulina
This is an incredible blue-green algae that’s helpful in liver detoxification. This liver friendly food helps protect and purify the liver.
#10 – Bok Choy
Another amazing green leafy vegetable. It’s an excellent source of sulfur-containing phytonutrients, vitamin C, and fiber.
Remember that once the liver gets damaged, it impacts how you look, how you feel, and how you fight disease.
These liver detox foods in your diet can make all the difference!