Detox diets and juice cleanses help the liver to some extent rid itself of accumulated toxins. But why bother with detox regimens when you can make just a few small changes to ease your liver and get it working optimally well.
Reduce trans fats
Trans fats are one of the most harmful. They are found in oils, margarines and all products containing liquefied and then resolidified fats.
The technology used to achieve this is harmful and causes serious difficulties in the processing of substances by the liver.
Cut down on alcohol
Even if you don't drink alcohol that often, it's good to spare your liver. He has a lot going on - processing drugs, heavy foods, overeating, alcohol and what not. So just be strict and don't allow yourself to be abused.
Drink enough fluids
Good hydration is of great importance for the liver. Water helps him to better process the food and waste substances in the blood. That is why it is vital. Don't forget to drink at least a liter and a half of clean water a day.
Reduce Refined Sugar
Fructose and glucose are already a risk factor for the body. They cause sudden spikes in blood sugar levels and increase the risk of diabetes. Excessively large amounts of refined sugar confuse metabolic processes in the body, reduce the brain's abilities and harm the cardiovascular system.
The liver finds it difficult to process them and as a result liver enzymes rise. Their prolonged high levels can lead to liver diseases and deterioration of its functions.
Start your day with a big glass of water
Make water the first thing you drink in the morning. This helps the liver to trigger detoxification processes. It is good that the water is room temperature or lukewarm. Add the juice of one lemon to it and drink it immediately.
Have protein-rich food for breakfast
Eggs, spinach, cabbage, whole grain breakfasts are all suitable food to start the day. They contain many useful substances, but also a lot of protein. They give a boost to the work of the liver, accelerate the metabolism and contribute to normalizing the work of the digestive system.
Let your dinner be the poorest meal of the day
This will not only help you detox your liver but also help you lose weight. The lower in calories your dinner is, the easier it will be for the liver to deal with what it consumed during the day.