The liver and kidneys are the organs that help eliminate toxins accumulated in the body. In both the short- and long-term, an accumulation of toxins can lower one’s quality of life, as well as cause acute and chronic health problems.
For this reason, it’s important to help these organs do their job by eating purifying natural foods every so often.
In this article, we’ll show you a few simple and delicious ways to help these organs perform their detox duties with four kinds of soup to eliminate toxins from the body.
Where do toxins come from?
Everybody accumulates toxins, despite the fact that the liver and kidneys are constantly working to remove them.
However, many things can interfere with this process, and when present in large enough quantities, the detoxifying organs have difficulty doing their daily cleaning job.
These are the factors that cause toxins to be retained:
- Foods that don’t digest well.
- Unhealthy foods rich in fats.
- Excess animal proteins.
- Food additives: preservatives, dyes, artificial flavorings, etc.
- Tobacco and all types of toxic habits.
- Conventional body care products (soaps, lotions, toothpaste).
- Environmental pollution (pesticides, gasses, etc.).
- Negative emotions.
To create these soups, we chose foods known for their detoxifying properties to facilitate the natural functions of the liver and kidneys.
To improve their flavor, you can use fresh lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and a pinch of cayenne pepper and sea salt.
Eat them with dinner for a period of two weeks as a starter along with some light protein (fish, eggs) and an apple or piece of fruit.
The rest of the day try to eat as balanced a diet as possible and drink more water between meals. Try to avoid the substances we mentioned above so that the soups can have a positive effect on your health as possible.
Nettle and Celery Soup
Nettle is a wild plant that purifies the blood. It can be collected in the field, from unpolluted areas using plastic gloves. It can also be found in herbalist shops. They’re known to have the following properties:
Celery is also a great detoxifier that not only improves liver and gall bladder function but also benefits the kidneys, which is why we’ve included it in this recipe.
Check out this article: 5 Revitalizing Celery Recipes
Dandelion and Lettuce Soup
Dandelion contains vitamins A, B, and C, folic acid, potassium, silicon, iron, and tannins. It works on both the kidneys and liver as it’s a totally complete detoxifier. It also possesses diuretic, digestive and slightly laxative properties.
It can be eaten fresh or dried.
We’re used to eating lettuce in salads. However, we can also cook it like any other vegetable to make it even more digestible.
It contains great diuretic properties and helps regulate the nervous system making it beneficial for a good night’s sleep after dinner.
Cumin and Oatmeal Soup
Oatmeal, in addition to giving this soup a little texture, contains fiber and vegetable proteins that help remove toxic substances from the body.
This cereal is also really nutritious while promoting intestinal transit, which makes it great for when you want to do a total body cleanse.
Cumin is an essential spice in our daily diet. It possesses powerful anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties that help expel bile and decongest the liver.
Onion and Artichoke Soup
Onion soup is a classic recipe that’s both comforting and medicinal. Onions are rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and sulfur among others. They also contain good amounts of vitamins A, B, C, and E. Whether consumer raw or cooked, they’ll help kidney function.
Artichokes are one of the most widely known vegetables for protecting the liver, and can be eaten directly or as a tea made from its leaves.
Keep in mind that artichoke can add a bitter taste to the soup, especially if the leaves are used.