As curious as it may be, your liver is an important organ for weight loss.
Your stomach is responsible for digesting fats. However, you can’t forget that in order for it to function well, you need the help of your liver and gallbladder, which make the bile that’s needed to do it.
If your liver doesn’t work at its best, fat won’t be digested or removed as it should be. Even worse, your metabolism will get slower and toxins will stay in your body.
Therefore, a healthy liver is synonymous with good health and well-being.
To take care of the largest organ in your body, your must eat healthy and mind your daily habits.
Today, we suggest a small plan to help you. We encourage you to try and include these 8 foods in your diet so that, little by little, you can start to regenerate your liver.
If you also keep a low-fat diet, regularly exercise, and cut out bad habits such as smoking, you will start to see really good results in less than 30 days.
1. A clove of garlic before breakfast
Eating a clove of garlic on an empty stomach is possibly the most classic remedy in natural medicine.
Now, we all know that it’s not easy to do: It’s not a pleasant taste and often will leave you with bad breath.
- To avoid bad breath, we recommend chewing a bit of fresh mint.
Despite this small drawback, if you want to optimise the function of your liver and lose weight, we recommend that each morning you eat a clove of garlic on an empty stomach.
The fact that it contains allicin and selenium is ideal for helping the liver to cleanse itself and regenerate.
2. One organic grapefruit a day
Grapefruit is a fabulous fruit for a healthy liver. Its high vitamin C content and antioxidants help the natural cleansing functions of the liver.
3. Coffee or green tea
At breakfast, you can add these two fabulous suggestions. However, make sure to always watching the type of sweetener that you add (the best is honey or stevia rather than refined sugar).
Both tea and coffee are very rich in antioxidants such as catechins and polyphenols. These are fantastic for taking care of your liver.
However, remember not to drink too much: moderation is key.
4. Say “Yes!” to avocados
Avocados are the food that we most recommend here.
They contain a high level of omega 3 fatty acids, which is great for your heart. In addition, they encourage your liver to produce glutathione, a compound that helps destroy fats and toxins.
You’ll find buckwheat in natural food stores or in the specialised section of your local supermarket. With it, you can make bread, desserts…
It might interest you to know that buckwheat regulates the metabolism of fat thanks to inositol, a compound that acts as a liver protector to help process certain hormones.
It also helps to purge toxins from drugs and glucose.
Furthermore, it’s one of the most nutritious grains, rich in proteins and essential amino acids which help you to have more energy.
We love artichokes: they taste great and also help us to lose weight.
- You can never leave out artichokes from your diet. After all, they’re not only good for your liver, but also your pancreas.
- Their natural enzymes act as regenerators, protectors and optimisers of all processes associated with the digestion of fats.
It’s worth bearing this in mind and and enjoying some artichokes several times a week.
Turmeric is particularly good for the liver.
If you regularly add it to rice with some lean meat or even infuse it with a little honey, you’ll have a detoxifying remedy for a sensational liver.
It’s a good anti-inflammatory and a “golden” spice that, because of its colour, gives a big hint about its multiple properties and antioxidants.
8. Beetroot and raisin remedy for the liver
This drink is natural medicine which is good for your liver, will help you lose weight and provide a good dose of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
See how to prepare it below.
- 2½ cup of water (625 ml)
- 2 ½ cups of beetroot (300 g)
- ½ cup of raisins (65 g)
- The juice of 2 lemons
- First, bring the water to a boil.
- Then, cut the beetroot into small cubes.
- When it reaches a boil, remove the water from the heat.
- Add the raisins and beetroot, then cover the pot and allow to cool for 45 minutes.
- Then put the contents into a blender and mix well until you achieve a smooth, creamy consistency.
- Squeeze the lemons and add the juice to the mixture and stir a little.
Once ready, drink this remedy in the morning, 5 days in a row.
You’ll see just how well you feel!