5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Pancreas
The pancreas is the organ that we hardly even remember we have, until, of course, something goes wrong with it. That’s why we think it’s important that we learn more about this essential organ. It’s an organ that’s located behind the stomach and which is responsible for secreting the juices that allow you to digest food. In this article, we’ll provide five tips for taking care of your pancreas.
Advice on taking care of your pancreas
1. Vegetables are vital!
Are you surprised? Surely not! We’re sure you’ve before about the huge benefits of broccoli for preventing many kinds of cancer, for example. Well, recent research suggests that eating broccoli as well as Brussel’s sprouts, cauliflower, or cabbage are incredibly beneficial for taking care of your pancreas. And, in addition to that, for protecting your pancreas from possible tumors.
So, what are you waiting for? Why not make a plate of steamed broccoli twice a week for example, to help protect your pancreas. However, we should also mention that if you have thyroid problems, then eating these vegetables is not recommended.
2. No Tobacco!
Surely you’re not still hooked on this habit? Our advice is to stop smoking cigarettes, because it’ll be affecting your overall health everyday. Did you know that the probability of contracting pancreatic cancer is extremely high if you are a smoker? Give it up for your own benefit, but also for your family’s, who certainly won’t want to see you suffer in the future.
3. Say Goodbye to Unhealthy Food
What unhealthy food are we talking about? You already know the answer! Fried food, processed food, refined flours, sugars, carbonated drinks etc. We admit that sometimes they are an easy option when you get back from work tired, full of stress and anxiety, and wanting to disconnect by eating something quick. This, of course, is a mistake.
You may not realize it, but these foods that are high in fats, and which have other harmful elements, directly damage your pancreas. So, don’t wait any longer, and start to change your habits today, avoiding alcohol as well of course.
4. Learn to Detoxify Your Pancreas
That’s right, taking care of your pancreas means detoxing your pancreas. Have you ever tried it? As you already know, the pancreas is in charge of producing a series of essential enzymes that will help you digest your food.
However, when your pancreas is saturated by toxins from a poor diet, you’ll start to experience changes or hormonal imbalances. As a result, diseases like diabetes can develop. You need to detox your pancreas to keep it healthy. But, how?
It’s actually very easy. For ten days, try to drink 10 glasses of liquid a day. Make sure you include the juices and infusions for the pancreas that we’ll recommend for you below.These liquids will help renew your body and detoxify the pancreas.
Furthermore, it’s essential that you follow a diet that’s high in antioxidants.In other words, plenty of fruit like oranges, kiwi, mangos, and strawberries. All of this process will help detoxify your pancreas at the same time as it strengthens it.
5. Juices to Strengthen Your Pancreas
Do you like natural juices? Then don’t delay! Your pancreas will greatly appreciate you including the following concoctions in your diet. They will help you to keep it in good shape, and to strengthen it.
More specifically, we recommend drinking vegetable juices in the afternoon or with your meals, while fruit juices are great in the morning. But remember, you should drink them on an empty stomach and you shouldn’t drink anything else in the next half hour. And remember, never add sugar to them!
Cabbage, Carrot, and Lettuce Juice
- A cup of Brussels sprouts (steamed)
- A glass of carrot juice
- Half a glass of water
- A celery stalk
Put it all in the blender so that it mixes well and then sip it slowly. It’s so easy!
Artichoke and Aloe Vera Juice
- A cup of aloe vera juice (the pulp from the middle, which is the most gelatin part)
- A tender artichoke heart (pre-cooked)
- Juice from half a lemon
- Half a cup of hot water
Like always, first put the ingredients in the blender so that you get a well blended mixture.You should get a warm juice, with a thick consistency. However, despite not sounding too appealing, we can assure you that it’s great for curing your pancreas. Drink it with your lunch, for example.
Papaya and Linseed Juice
- A large slice of papaya
- A tablespoon of powdered linseed
- Half a glass of water
- Three almonds
This is great for drinking in the morning and is very easy to make: you just have to blend everything well along with the half a glass of water. Drink it gradually every morning,. You’ll not only get the proper nutrients to start the day, but you’ll also have a perfect way of taking care of your pancreas. Enjoy!
See also: Linseed and Green Tea, Allies Against Cancer
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